Kent I

Terrapin Park dead stipers

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Walked my dog at Terrapin Park this morning and found the beach littered with dead shorts. Guess fishing has been pretty good around the bridge pilings. 

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Not good to hear.  Any chance it was a fish-kill, perhaps lack of oxygen?  I'm not too familiar with the area.  Is it frequented by people who would kill shorts?

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Fish kills are always possible, but this beach is adjacent to the Bay Bridge, which has been so crowded with. Fishing boats that they just about need a traffic cop. I don't know of anyone who intentionally kills shorts, but there are plenty who don't bother to handle them carefully.

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IMO The bay striped bass fishery for fish under 28 inch’s needs to be shut until the population is no longer deemed overfished and things are under control. Killing all those short fish is not worth it to keep a few headboats in business any longer.

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Saw a couple of reports online this week of a "dead zone" growing in the upper/middle Chesapeake ...run off causing algae blooms robbing the water of oxygen. Wonder if this has any connection to what was seen.

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9 hours ago, Jim McFeeley said:

IMO The bay striped bass fishery for fish under 28 inch’s needs to be shut until the population is no longer deemed overfished and things are under control. Killing all those short fish is not worth it to keep a few headboats in business any longer.

Couldn't agree more. I've been saying it for years. They pretty much wipe out the strong 2011 class before they were old enough to even migrate. 

 

Even if they knocked it down to 1 fish per person I think their customers would decrease quite a bit as it wouldnt be worth it at all to go out for a single fish. 

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How do you know it's released fish? I find it hard to believe that there would be that many dead fish from throw backs. I would guess com by catch would be more likely. 

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You would believe it if you saw the head boats stacked up around the bridge pilings and off Sandy Point. I haven't crossed the bridge lately when there wasn't at least one, and that's during the week. 

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