People are catching stripers right now, that’s documented. Also documented is what anglers out almost every day are seeing–and not seeing.
Here’s a post from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation about how oxygen depletion is affecting striped bass.
Here’s another from Reel-Time where Capt. John McMurray details who’s really killing all the bass.
Here’s a follow up from McMurray on why we should eat bluefish not bass.
Here’s a post about how recreational anglers have lost the high ground.
There’s a 1@32pledge going around.
But maybe, for now, let ’em all go.
Morgan Lyle of The Fly Line reported, corroborated and commented on recent developments in striped bass conservation in a way that I had hoped to but didn’t, and so I’m reblogging his piece here:
The website space.com has an article up detailing the lasting effects of the interstellar object, estimated between five and miles in diameter, that crashed into earth at the spot now known as the Chesapeake Bay Crater.
Without this epochal event, there is no Chesapeake Bay and no striped bass fishing as we know it today. Stuff to think about, walking the beach.
via Moldy Chum
I hope every striped bass angler out there sees it and feels the same awful kick in the gut at the prospect.
Guide House: Montauk, Episode 1 from Jason on Vimeo.
Jason from the Fin put episodes of his old ESPN show on Vimeo. Good winter entertainment.
John has a 37 Contender. John’s 37 Contender has twin 250-hp Yamahas on the transom. A 37 Contender with 500-hp of propulsion in the hands of someone capable is a serious and righteous machine.
Sure it costs some coin to take that ride, but what else are you going to spend it on for kicks? Drugs? Invest in an alpaca farm?
Before the fish is even at hand, thinking about the next one. Getting that one off and getting out there again before it all dies down.
The fish at hand might feel debased by it all, if it even had a cerebral cortex, but as such it’s probably OK just being not dead.
Sorry about that. As Snoop says it, “You gotta get yours but fool I gotta get mine.”
To steal some lines from another song, Too much of everything is just enough.