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ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum IV for Implementation in 2015

ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum IV for Implementation in 2015

Mystic, CT – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board approved Addendum IV to Amendment 6 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The Addendum establishes new fishing mortality (F) reference points, as recommended by the 2013 benchmark stock assessment. In order to reduce F to a level at or below the new target, coastal states will implement a 25% harvest reduction from 2013 levels. Chesapeake Bay states/jurisdictions will implement a 20.5% harvest reduction from 2012 levels since their fisheries were reduced by 14% in 2013 based on their management program. All states/jurisdictions will promulgate regulations prior to the start of their 2015 fisheries. Read more ›

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Striped Bass Regulations Set to Change in 2015

 

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“Boots” and a big striped bass in Cape Henlopen State Park on herring Point beach

The other day I sat home and listened to the webinar of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commision (ASMFC) conference for deciding the new striped bass regulations.  I followed a few friends that were there on Facebook for live updates, as I listened to the meeting.  It was civil, yet heated as anything involving many states with both commercial and recreational interests when it comes to any fishery.  The striped bass debate has been an on going one for many years.  I have been talking to people until I am blue in the face about the issues with low spawn numbers and a decline in the spawning biomass (large females) in general.   This is something many people just do not want to hear, but in the long run they are the ones to complain first when there is an issue.  I have heard people say there is no problem, we need to do something, government needs to leave my fish alone, and my favorite … scientists don’t know what they are talking about.  The reality has been for a few years, that the bass were in trouble and it was great to finally hear something was going to be done. Read more ›

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Cats On The Loose in Delaware

 

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The elusive Beach Jaguar caught today by a tow truck

So I am sure by now everyone has heard about the twenty thousand dollar exotic pet cat that is on the loose up north in the Brandywine Hundred.  Apparently this cat named Boo, escaped from his owners dwelling, and has been on the loose for almost two weeks.  It resembles a small leopard with a little head, large ears, elongated neck,long slender legs, and a pale yellow coat with natural black spots.  This is a domesticated F1 Savannah cat, and is apparently harmless to kids and pets.  So now the question is who wants to go on safari in New Castle?  I am kidding, hopefully they find this cat and it is returned to its owners.  Another exotic cat was spotted on a Delaware Beach today, apparently the  Beach Jaguar has started running in the surf.  We didn’t realize the season was still active for them here, but apparently this one was caught off guard today by a large tow truck.  When in its natural habitat, the beach jaguar, grey in color, featuring All Wheel Drive for those quick getaways, can also quickly bury itself to the frame as a defense mechanism.   Read more ›

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The Fall Run … Coming Soon to a Beach Near You?

 

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Striped bass caught in Atlantic City from the surf … photo by One Stop Bait and Tackle

So when are the big bass going to arrive?  I think I hear that question ten times a day.  My answer is always, when they get here and then all you can do is smile.  Honestly to call exactly when the fall run will arrive in Delaware is hard, only the fish know.  So you have to watch other sites for reports, and talk to friends up and down the coast.  In the past few days striped bass have been showing up in large numbers in New Jersey.  Last weekend some nice fish were weighed in at a local shop in Atlantic City, One Stop Bait and Tackle.    Today this fifty inch, forty four pound behemoth was weighed in and caught in the surf on Fresh bunker.  So with that being said, when will we see the fall run bass hit Delaware?  They will get here when they get here.  It is safe to say the fall run has begun and as you know it comes in waves.  The first wave seems to have hit Atlantic City already.  Farther north in New Jersey bass are showing up in the surf and offshore.  The fact we have some but not a lot of bait fish along our shoreline and the mullet run was for naught this year is going to be a factor. Read more ›

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Making a wishing I was fishing dream come true

We were contacted a month ago about a young man who wanted to visit the beaches in Delmarva and go surf fishing by one of our followers on Facebook.  She told us about this young man’s wish to go fishing at the beach in Delmarva.  I contacted the Hero Network organization, signed up to help with this young man’s wish, and contacted the family.  “He has High Functioning Autism, Ankylosing Spondylitis (a form of arthritis that effects the spine and eyes)and Celiac’s Disease(so he is on a gluten free diet). We had a wish to go fishing and it was granted.BUT he got sick and we didn’t get to finish our trip. Bug really wanted to fish. He is totally obsessed with fishing, but has never surf fished ”   We arranged to make this happen the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. Read more ›

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