The Coastal Conservation Association Maryland is calling for a 14 percent set-aside for striped bass harvest for both recreational and commercial anglers in 2014 instead of increasing the allowable harvest by 14 percent as recently announced by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. LINK (via:CCA MD)
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: http://theflyline.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/taking-striper-conservation-into-our-own-hands/
In his book, “The Founding Fish,” John McPhee makes the argument that the American shad, given its role in our nation’s history, is indeed “America’s fish” (the little fish makes Forrest Gump-like cameos alongside George, George Pickett and John Wilkes Booth). Far be it from me to question a master like McPhee, but I [...]
via: Pete Thomas Outdoors
A special contribution to the Surfcaster's Journal Blog by Charles Witek. By now, most of the folks on the striper coast have heard something about what happened at last month’s ASMFC meeting. Unfortunately, the news coming out of the...Show More Summary
When it comes to inshore saltwater fish, my first love will always be striped bass. But if you asked me if I thought my beloved stripers were the hardest inshore fighters, I'd say not by a long shot. In the brute strength department, I am always in awe of redfish, whether they weigh 3 pounds or 40. Show More Summary
Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had bok choy and purple cauliflower with his wild striped bass last night, and blueberries on toothpicks for dessert. At Lincoln Center’s Fall Gala, a healthful menu seemed designed to ensure long-lived donors. Show More Summary
Capt. John McMurray writes about the impact illegal fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone is having on striped bass. LINK (via: The Surfcater's Journal)
John Papciak deciphers the bureaucratic gobbledygook of NOAA's lastest Atlantic striped bass stock assessment. “At current status, the probability of losses increases until 2015-2016, but declines thereafter. If corrective action is delayed until 2014 or 2015, the probability of losses increases.” LINK (via: The Surfcaster's Journal)
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. FULL ARTICLE
Ben Sargent got his cooking career started by slinging chowders from a Brooklyn surf shop. So it should come as little surprise that he includes so many recipes for the seafood stew in his new cookbook, The Catch. This chowder, made with striped bass and broccoli rabe pesto, serves as a perfect bridge between quick summer meals and heartier cold-weather soups and stews.
Amid grand jury probe of illegally catching striped bass, Michael Hayden accused of scaring witnesses
Lou Tabory writes about how to protect and restore striped bass populations. LINK (via: Fly Fishing in Salt Waters)
A roundtable presented by Monmouth University featuring some noted angling and scientific experts.
Two groups are asking saltwater fishermen to send in pictures of the striped bass they catch. (via: Way Upstream)
Talk about one that got away. An Arkansas man who caught a record 68-pound striped bass sued the International Game Fish Association for denying him a $1 million prize in their contest. Rodney Ply, 41, of Diamond City, Ark., entered the “Hook-a-Million” contest, which offered...
Last week a commercial fishing crew caught a 52-pound stripped bass in the Columbia Gorge. A few days ago, counters photographed what appears to be a striped bass (see bottom of photo) going through Bradford Island count station at Bonneville Dam. LINK (via: The Spokesman-Review)
Plum Island/ Newburyport- This is going to be great! I'm fishing in Al's boat. We catch a bunch of mackerel. Josh reels in 2 keeper striped Bass. Now I'm going to kite. I've wanted to do this for a long time!Al brings his boat close to a deserted sandbar. Show More Summary
A few weeks back I woke up at the ass of dawn to head out to Port Washington, Long Island with my sister, a friend from school, and my buddy Harold Dieterle. We'd been talking about heading out for stipers—as striped bass are called—for...Show More Summary
Despite the economic data supporting the designation of speckled trout, red drum and estuarine striped bass as gamefish, House Bill 983 was recently shelved by North Carolina lawmakers. LINK (via: Forbes)