The National Striped Bass Association
has a tv show on stripers. Its called striperfishing USA.
I havent seen it in a while. I used to see it on saturday
mornings. Mostly tournament anglers involved for prizes .
There are two other tournament bodies that currently
hold large tournaments.
The american striper association
The group is currently putting together
international television coverage. and the
FLW Walmart series
As many as 200 teams compete in these tournaments.
Im not sure these super large tournaments and exposure
is a good thing.
Pressure on fish, tubes, etc. etc.
Not everybody qualifes for the tournaments though.
As the sport becomes more and more popular with the
resurgence of the population more and more arenas will look to profit from it.
I would like to see conservation efforts continue to
be at the forefront especially in the push for game fish status.
IMHO There are still far too many problems associated
with the stock. IE dirty water, mycobacteriosis and
other diseases, depletion of forage and habitat destruction.
But thats just how I feel about it now.
Good positive media coverage will go a long way
towards responsible stewardship. I wouldnt discourage
it especially when talented people get involved.