Originally Posted by Doc Z
The object of tighter rules in the spawning grounds is to allow the to spawn and drop their eggs.....what happens in the ocean is after the fact......many of the larger females will not come back.....all the the 176 we caught in the ocean were females BTW......there is no shortage. I do support stricter regs though because I wanna see then strive and numbers grow. We have missed hooking up on many fish in a drift because we were spending uo to 20 minutes reviving fish. We only keep the few that we fail to revive. Greg Myerson is working on a special weight that pulls the Striper to the bottom so they release their air and have a much higher percentage of living......his testing has a 100% success rate. I am eagerly awaiting this tool.
The biggest problem is most people have no clue how to successfully revive a Striper....it is sad and I see it all too often.
you"re adding them up Doc, cant tell males from females, cant revive fish, wrong gear for fighting fish properly, it all adds up. I catch most of my fish in the ocean Cape cod in june , july There are lots of fish!! I know this also, But better regs , should be enforced, there are literally thousands of people who come to fish for stripers every spring in the river that Don't know or even care about the rules and regs, I see it every year, ****************ers keep everything.