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About canalsharpie

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  1. Completely different fish. From predation, water depths, gear being used, etc.
  2. agreed but the mind set of setting up a poggie school being blitzed and releasing 30+fish isn't a whole lot better. They can feel good they released them all but they probably ended up killing a 3+ man limit. At the end of the day the main issue is effort, that needs to be lowered one way or another.
  3. You have scientific data and studies showing its an issue. If you can't accept that 9% of the fish on average are dying during release, I don't know what to tell you. Your comment on releasing and handling is for the most part meaningless in the overall picture as the proper handling most likely makes up a relative small amount of the fisherman out there and the ones that do it mostly only do it with larger fish and just chuck schoolies in. Not even factoring in the picture shows, dragging up sand, rocks etc. I don't know you and you may very well be a great resource to the stock and treat every fish with care and crushed barbs and your release mortality rate could be 3% of every fish you release, but you are 1 out of millions, to think every C&R fisherman acts like that is quite naïve. During that time I was just born, so I can not tell you if people stopped fishing for them or continued to, but I can tell you that we have almost a 100million larger population now, a almost 44% increase since the 1990 census. There is a lot more pressure on these fish now than ever before, not even counting the advances in technology. If you just use that 44% number, there was 44% less people today targeting them based on population size, that will help speed up a faster recovery. Yes that population is for the entire USA but majority of the population is on the East and West coasts and that's also where the biggest population increases over time are.
  4. C&R is bad for the stock as well, look at the stripers mortality studies a huge portion are from mortality release death. The biggest thing for the health of the stripers is to get people to not target them at all. I am not against C&R or harvesting, I just hate the sense of relative superiority that C&R fisherman have thinking they are not contributing to the problem when they are.
  5. except farm raised fish isn't great for your health. I try to never eat farm raised fish whether i need to catch it myself or pay more for wild caught
  6. I only fish for pelagics at this point, so my gear is generally on the heavier side unless I am chunking. I am fishing for fun/food.
  7. The catch and release are just as big of a problem as the ones who eat the fish, based on all data for release mortality. Also in your own words, break tackle, break you off, you're increasing the mortality % by leaving all your gear in them after they break you off. Maybe bump up your gear if you really only care about the fish and don't want to kill as many.
  8. Depends how long of a leader you are using, simplest is just to crimp it to a swivel if you are using a short leader where you have the leader and swivel not in the guides when you cast. I know you bought a reel already, but if it doesn't work out, pick up a 2 speed reel like a squal 30 or 50. Set the drag to 15-18lbs, put in low speed and drag it over the ledge. Unless you're into a shark or ray you will get it up over. A shark or a ray will stalemate and still be able to pull drag.
  9. not in the state, but if you're willing to drive to new bedford go to Ketcham supply. I get mine there.
  10. I’m in
  11. floro imo is a waste unless you're targeting pelagic fish or larger eyed better vision fish and thats mainly on the chunk or live bait. If you want to use floro check out the link below, i buy all my fluro from them, really good quality and way cheaper than momoi or seaguar
  12. I'm 99% sure this guy was in a fighting chair for this fish.
  13. there has been studies done on it. It's 9% average of fish released die. The reason the number is so significant is because the amount of anglers across the coast of the stripers range targeting them. There is a lot of recreational anglers... It makes up 48% of striped bass mortality
  14. recreational brings in way more money. The issue right now isn't commercial harvest its the recreational harvest by effort and release mortality. I think that's the money that is going to make it difficult.
  15. did not see Luisi backing the 2 week closure