Re: Weather Vs Striper Decline ?
It's an interesting theory, but to me all anyone has to do to find out the reason for the decline is to see the recent video from North Carolina where a COMMERCIAL fishing boat is high grading it's catch and dumping hundreds of adult stripers, many dead or dying, back into the ocen so they can keep larger fish! Millions of pounds- that's right MILLIONS- of stripers are commercially harvested every year with no reguard for the survival of the species. I know GWB made it a gamefish, but only out to sea a certain distance. If you really want the population of stripers AND herring rebound to where they should be ALL COMMERCIAL HARVEST MUST BE STOPPED!!! Sorry to "yell", but it really upsets me that they are always looking for answers yet never see it when it's right in front of them.