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Entries in striped bass (30)


How Should We Value Striped Bass?

"A good gamefish is too valuable to be caught only once." - Lee Wulff

When the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission put forth striped bass management proposals based on declining stocks, anglers came out overwhelmingly in favor of a one fish bag limit with a minimum size of between 28 and 32 inches.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the forum.

In New York those proposed cuts were watered done by tone deaf MRAC members on behalf of party boat operators.

Chares Witek lays out the conflicts of interest that are at play and asks the question, how do we value striped bass?

The various recreational fishing trade groups that like to pride themselves on the economic engine their members provide should be listening to folks like Charles Witek when it comes to fighting on behalf of striped bass.

Not as an icon that can never be killed, and not at two dollars a pound. 

Instead, it must be valued for what it is, the region’s iconic gamefish, which will always be worth more alive on the water than dead on the dock.



Man Sentenced in Massive Striped Bass Poaching Case

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced William J. Lednum, age 41, of Tilghman Island, today to a year and a day in prison, followed by six months of home detention as part of three years of supervised release, for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act and to defraud the United States through the illegal harvesting and sale of 185,925 pounds of striped bass.

LINK (via: WBO)

For every poacher that the authorities catch, far more slip cleanly away. 


Tales from Mt. Striper Surf - "Creeping"

In this episode, we explore the difference between common beach scouting and the act of creeping. When does it happen? Where? It is important that all anglers learn the boundaries and play by the rules. Unless, you are tired of all these rules. In which case, do whatever it takes to find the migrating bass. Tight lines.



Charles Witek wishes that he didn't have to write his latest blog post, I wish I didn't have to read it.

Striped bass fishermen are learning about the ASMFC’s version of bait-and-switch right now, and they’re learning the hard way.

LINK (via: One Angler's Voyage)


Salar the Striper

Striped bass population takes a jump in Nova Scotia to the chagrin of salmon fishermen.

LINK (via: Way Upstream)


The Derby has begun

The 69th edition of the Martha's Vineyard Striper and Bluefish Derby is underway.


Hit the image to view the official souvenir program.