Striped Bass in the News


Fishing season opens in the southern half of New Brunswick Monday, and for thousands of recreational anglers the hot topic is a fishing season that doesn’t exist.

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans is consulting user groups and conservation organizations on reopening a season for striped bass on the east coast of the province, and while pretty much everyone agrees there are now more stripers in rivers that empty into the Northumberland Strait than almost anyone can remember, not everyone agrees on the proper response.

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today the re-opening of a limited recreational Striped bass fishery throughout the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2013.

When Greg Myerson heads out in his boat, some fishermen will follow him. The famous want to fish with him. He's the Warren Buffett of the fishing world, giving seminars in which he'll tell some but not all his secrets.

At 5 p.m. Duff Wilson asked the crowd of 75 anglers upstairs in the Bear River Legion if anyone had a fish to register. Any legal striped bass would have taken the $400 first prize at Bear River’s striped bass tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7. But for the second year in a row, no one answered Wilson’s last call, no one caught a bass.