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    Manager at KGR Well Drilling Inc. Deck hand on Norma K 3.
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  1. ^^ I believe a few people have stated regs they think should be put into effect. As for myself ideally it would be; strict catch and release, bass permits if your trophy fishing and no commercial harvest. Realistically, one fish over 36” per man per day, no commercial harvest. One fish over 36” so that you can give most fish over 28” a few years of reproducing before they are killed.
  2. As far as I am aware, no size or bag limit on atlantic herring.
  3. Welp, here it goes. I am going to go ahead and combine your first two bullet points because it’s essentially the same thing. -We already know the biomass has decreased, it’s been written and reported on before by ASMFC. The Female breeding stock is only 2 millions pounds from hitting the threshold. If the breeding stock is down, it means not only is our present biomass down, but future stocks aren’t looking to good either. - Ok on to your polluted inshore waters theory. The areas PROVEN to be the biggest breeding grounds for striped bass as we know are the Hudson River, Delaware River, and Chesapeake Bay. All three of these bodies of water are in a much better way pollution wise compared to the 60s and 70s. This didn’t seem to bother striped bass then, why would it now? The biggest yield for YOY was in 1971, when these waters were at there worst. -Finally poor data, one area I agree with you on. There is no bullet proof data available. But what we do have is surveys on breeding stock and young striped bass. Both of which show poor numbers. This isn’t the time to question surveys, studies, and reports. Its time to help protect and preserve a species before they are pushed into a moratorium, like they have before.
  4. I believe those pictured are atlantic herring but I am not 100% and yes you can keep Atlantic herring.
  5. As TimS has said, if you remove commercial fishing then rec guys would more than likely get their quota. I’m sure the exact same thing would happen if it were catch and release for rec guys, the commercial interests would get a good chunk of the quota the recreational fisherman once had. There is only one solution to this issue.
  6. Joey, your questions haven’t been insightful, your ignoring facts and focusing on “well what if...”. If you actually look at YOY surveys, since 2006 only two years have produced above average numbers. All other years showed numbers well below average.
  7. Say what you want about bass season being over, but leave the eagles out of it. I’ve got faith in St. Nick, I’m also looking to were I can donate my ACL to Carson Wentz if you have any ideas.....
  8. I don’t think it is much different. Tarpon are protected because of their ability to fight not because of poor meat quality. Tarpon bring tens of millions of dollars to the gulf, all from anglers who catch them for sport only. To say bass is the best eating fish in our waters is a long shot, but that’s your opinion and you are entitled to it. Takes 5 years just for a bass to be able to reproduce, yet we kill 20ish millions pounds of breeding stock each year.
  9. Your not the only man that fishes offshore frequently. I’m out as often as I can be, admittedly not as much as I once was. Back when I was working on party boats and running outside in my own boat, I never heard of or ran into acres of bass as you have described. Yes the biomas is hitting us later, but where are the residents? 10 years ago you could go out in Barnegat bay from mid October on, anchor up and beat the hell out of them clamming or go out at night and drift eels along the sod banks. Blame it on Sandy, abundance or lack of bunker, beach replenishment or anything else you’d like but killing 23 millions pounds of potentially spawning fish annually is not sustainable.
  10. Don’t think I could agree more. I’m all for a strict catch and release only striped bass fishery. Treat them like tarpon, if you want to go bass trophy hunting buy yourself a permit and go kill a bass, otherwise CPR. And Joey while I agree that there is no sure shot way to determine the stocks, I do not believe at all of the acres and acres as you’ve described.
  11. Communication breakdown it seems, I’m not advocating the killing of striped bass at all. If we were to stop taking bass, of course the population would bounce back. That’s the hope here isn’t it? Why force it to that extent though?
  12. My comment was more directed at Joey for the white man has to eat remark. But I disagree, it wasn’t for much of a different reason. Trophy hunting and meat, am I wrong? Basically the same for bass, instead of homesteaders it’s Vinnie and Paulie the weekend warriors who watched a YouTube video or two on how to troll spoons and mojos, go out to catch that trophy bass to boost up their little ego. And they were brought back, it only took 100 years.
  13. Lol^^ we had the same logic with bison. How’d that turn out? Killing the amount of bass we do season after season is not sustainable. Whatever your logic may be, it’s flawed.
  14. Unfortunately I don’t think moratorium or catch & release regulations are coming anytime soon. The bottom line is money nobody gives a f***. Between commercial guys, party boat owners, charter boat owners and the majority of rec fisherman, conservationists are doomed. Are voice isn’t louder then theirs, overfishing will sadly continue till species are pushed nearly to the brink of extinction, then something will be done. Then the same people who fought to kill more fish will blame it on the next group, or better yet poachers. Are poachers really taking more then rec guys at something like 18mil pounds annually?