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Maine Striper Fishing Reports

Photo--Talking Flies with Lefty Kreh, Casco Bay Maine, 2010

Atlantic Coast Striped Bass Population Remains Healthy
Annapolis, Md. (October 18, 2010) — The Maryland Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) today announced that the 2010 Young of the Year Striped Bass
Survey is 5.6, below the long-term average of 11.6. While this is the third consecutive
year of below average striped bass production in Maryland’s portion of the
Chesapeake Bay, the population remains above the management action trigger set by
the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). Likewise, the number of
adults in the Atlantic coast population and levels of fishing are well within healthy
limits as set by the ASMFC management framework.
DNR biologists point out that variation in annual spawning success is normal because
striped bass reproduction is influenced by many factors including water temperature,
winter snowfall, spring flow rates, and prevailing weather conditions.
”We are carefully monitoring the juvenile stri…

Maine Striper Fishing Reports

Maine Striper Fishing Reports -- Oct 5 th 2010

About the photo- I moved my anglers for a day with a better wind forcast, with Small Craft warnings out of the North East- normal these are tough days on Casco Bays flats. I ran into Capt John Ford and we decided to take a look round some of the flats at dead low to see how skinny the fish where holding, this fish came today Monday the 4 of October in about 2 ft of water.. I am really looking forward to some light wind days, there are plenty of fish still around!!!

A first light run and 36 degree air was a shock to my system!!! and you could feel the bass are starting to really feel the migratory motivation, but there a few tricks mother nature is playing here on the fish, the water temps are about 3-5 degree up from average around the bay and second is the dropout of the small Blue Back Herring that entered the river 3-4 weeks late this year. The fish that have stayed around are pretty happy they have Lot's of food but whats a little more impressive is that fresh fish are stil…