Striped Bass in the News
ASMFC moves forward with addendum increasing commercial harvest, while New York takes steps toward a directed trawl fishery.
Improve your tactics for striped bass fishing with the tips in this article. These are my best tips and information for striped bass tackle, gear, bait and techniques. Surf fishing for striped bass is a cold water endeavor. They prefer water between 55 and 65 degrees. Fishing the surf for these guys ranges from North Carolina to Nova Scotia. In warmer areas of the US they are more likely to be found in fresh water lakes and rivers where the water is colder.
I always like to hear about anglers catching fish so I was pleased last week when I received an e-mail from a friend about striped bass. He wrote that he had heard of some big striped bass being caught around Port Hawkesbury. Cape Breton is no stranger to big stripers as the fish make regular visits to our waters.
Miramichi River conservationists say a case of fish-on-fish violence may be one of the main reasons for the plummeting Atlantic salmon stocks being witnessed on the river system's northwest branch.
Since the current limit in this area for striped bass is zero, it's strictly accidental catch and immediate release. While this may frustrate those intent on catching a trout or a salmon, there are reports of anglers hooking and releasing 20 to 40 striped bass in an hour in the Newcastle area during a full tide.