Charlie Witek debunks some wishful thinking around striped bass.
It’s a refrain I’ve heard more over the past year: “Yes, striped bass recruitment in the Chesapeake Bay might be tanking, but as the climate gets warmer, the Hudson River is taking up the slack.”
It’s such a nice theory that it’s almost too bad that it’s wrong. But facts must be given their due.
LINK (via One Angler’s Voyage)
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Okay, everything wild, formerly both phyically and for the most part financially free and doing just fine until we grossly abused their habitat – not to mention REALLY worth catching and to be life-long proud of catching – might be tanking, but instant former trash fish in pay-for-play excavator-dug mudholes (and now even former world-class Atlantic salmon and sea-trout rivers turned bottom-lining Water Companies’ sewers) are taking up the all-important revenue streams slack.
Certainly the case here in Britain.
Let’s out a low grunt. Retreats further into his cave.