Friday, May 9, 2008

Striped Bass Are Here!

One of the greatest success stories in fisheries' management is the striped bass. A commercial-fishing moratorium was imposed more than 10-plus years ago, and since that time this favorite coastal and tasty game fish has rebounded in great numbers for recreational anglers. Strict enforcement of size and bag limits have kept the recreational end of this fishery downright hot. The bass you see here with PMY's Capt. Patrick Sciacca was taken off the South Shore of Long Island during the the striped bass' spring run in earlier this week. To keep a bass in New York it must be at least 28 inches long. This one measured 30 inches and we went great with a side salad. Fifteen of his friends were returned to fight another day.

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