More monster bass have moved onto the reefs, reports Pat Abate of Rivers End Tackle
at the mouth of the Connecticut.
"We weighed in a 55-pound bass on Monday, another shop weighed a 51, a slightly over 70 was taken on a chunk in the Sluiceway and two over 60 were taken, one on bait and another speared in RI," he writes.
"All these reports are not a sign that we are overrun with these big cows. It's just the end of a year class of 20-year-old plus bass. There's nothing wrong with keeping a lifetime trophy. My concern is the number of 20, 30 and 40-pound bass that are taken out of the brood stock on a daily basis. Its my belief that these bass are the fish that will spend the summer in our waters and might be next summer's population. I'm sure that there are hundreds if not thousands of these sized bass in our local waters but if a couple of dozen are taken out of the pool every day it doesn't take long to whittle down the population.
"Encourage your friends to let the cows go.
"I'm off the soapbox now."
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