Virginia 2007 Striped Bass Season in Question

2006 Virginia Season Striped BassIt has been determined that Virginia went over their striped bass recreational catch allocation for the 2006 season this year will have to take measures to lower its recreational catch. There is a lot of debate on what the season should look like to lower the catch. Current options on the table are:

1. 2 fish possession limit, 18″-28″, with a no take slot between 28″-34″, 1 of the 2 fish possession limit may be greater than 34″ from 10/4-12/17. 12/18-12/31 there will be a 1 fish possession limit within the legal size.
2. 2 fish possession limit, 18″- 28″, with a no take slot between 28″- 34″, 1 of the 2 fish possession limit may be greater than 34″ from 10/4 -12/24. 12/25-12/31, the season will be closed.
3. 2 fish possession limit, 18″-28″, with a no take slot between 28″ -34″, 1 of the 2 fish possession limit may be greater than 34″ from 10/4-11/30. 12/1 thru 12/31, there will be a 1 fish possession limit within the legal size.
4. 2 fish possession limit, 18”-26″, with a no take slot between 26″-37″, 1 of the 2 fish possession limit may be greater than 34″.
5. 2 fish possession limit, 18″- 28″, with a no take slot between 28″-34″,1 of the 2 fish possession limit may be greater than 34″ from 10/4 -12/9. 12/10 thru 12/31 there will be a 1 fish possession limit within the legal size.

Only three options have made it for consideration and a represenative from Virginia is taking a poll on TidalFish.com to hear what recreational anglers want. Please take time to vote so your voice can be heard Click here for the poll and message board discussion on the issue.

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