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Old 04-15-2009, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: Change in herring law this year

I live on a major trib off the hudson. It is not uncommon to see the same people out day after day netting herring and filling their floating tanks. They do this for the same reason, stock up for the season and treat their friends. Well I disagree on this method. I have for the past 5 years submitted to the DEC that a limit regulation must be set. To me while it may not be perfect it is the first step. If anyone says they go through 100 herring on a daily basis they are seriously mistaken, even with 10 people that's 10 herring per. If hooked properly 1 herring would last for hours. If the stripers are hitting hot & heavy thats 1 herring per hour in a 10 hr day. Is that common 10 stripers per hour ? I don't think so but maybe I'm wrong. To me I have seen the herring decline on our tribs & river. At what point do we need to act ? I think now is the time.
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