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Entries in stripers forever (58)


Running the Coast: Official Trailer 

What happens when the world's largest migration intersects with a thousand miles of passionate, sleep deprived anglers? This multi-year odyssey following the Striped Bass, logs the mayhem of the striped bass migration ,and shows the challenge of finding a fish that can appear anywhere from the Chesapeake Bay to Portland Maine. It keeps countless anglers up at night. Or waking up in a cold sweat for fear of missing the run...In the end, we hope this salty journey can help save the Striped Bass for the next generation.

Normally I would be chasing the run this week and next on the Cape with Captain Warren Marshall and the good Doctor D. Unfortunatley, work obligations have me grounded in the PNW. This trailer for Jamie Howard's new film, Running the Coast, makes it hurt just a little more.


Celebrity Chefs Come Together To Save Striped Bass

Monte Burke reports on some celebrity chefs that have taken striped bass off their menus to help protect declining stocks. 

LINK (via:Forbes)


Any day now Bobby....

LINK (via: On the Water)


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.



Stripers Forever 2014 Survey Results

Stripers Forever has released the results of their 2014 Annual Angler Survey.


The complete 20 page PDF of the survey.


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.