I fished the Boatyard tournament with only a 15.5” striper to show for my efforts. Only 6 fish checked in on Saturday, most undersize. Only 19 on Sunday (including mine). I marked plenty of fish, but getting them to bite was another story.
Post by hollywood9s on Apr 22, 2019 20:29:59 GMT -5
Most of the reports I'm hearing are skunks, including from a friend of mine who runs a charter in the mid bay area. I doubt I'll even bother fishing trophy season this year, and by next year I imagine it will be shut down altogether.
This is all bad news, looking forward at the amount of fish coming up the coast. What would a normal to good season look like this time of the year in this area. What would be the typical fish sizes length and weight be.
Last years bass run started off strong with fish 35" to 42" weighing 15 to 22 lbs. All the local reefs were stacked with fish but soon they were gone. Plenty of bait to hold the fish but they moved on. Maybe because there is simply less fish I don't know. But if the fish from what you say are fished out in your Bay that sounds like a good reason.
For the past 2 seasons I release just about every bass I've caught. I think if everyone doesn't practise more catch and release the D.E.E.P. will be forced to place a total band on them. That was done some years back which really sucked.
Post by hollywood9s on Apr 25, 2019 12:27:14 GMT -5
The biomass of the large spawners, which spawn in the Chesapeake, then migrate up the coast have been overfished for years and now their numbers are severely reduced. There are big restrictions coming coastwise sometime this year from the Atlantic Marine Fisheries Commission from what I’m hearing. No idea what those restrictions will be just yet.
Thanks guys. I thought I remember reading about a large amount of small bass in the Chesapeake Bay. But it will be years before these fish get big enough to reproduce and provide good fishing. Please keep us updated if fishing begins to change and there are more larger fish being caught.
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