First yesterday the report of a low young of the year index for Maryland Striped Bass and now an email I received from Stripers Forever about three miles of dead striped bass off Cape Cod. There were unfortunately no pictures which just gives the commerical fishing fraction reason to suggest it was a false report. If you witness anything like this you should document it with pictures, even if you take the pictures with a camera phone. A picture says a million words more then just a letter. Having said that we commend this angler for reporting the incident and taking the time to write a letter to the New England Fishery Council.
From Stripers Forever: Recently we received a copy of a letter from an eyewitness referring to discarded bycatch of striped bass in an area east of outer Cape Cod. You can read the letter…
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