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Maine Striper Fishing 2015 updates and new rules!!!



In the Fall of 2014 Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Striped Bass Management Board voted to implement new coastwide recreational striped bass  regulations of 1 fish per day at a minimum size 28 inches, which scientists estimated would achieve a 31% reduction in the harvest. Giving states the option to find there own equivalent regs as long as they achieve at least a 25 percent reduction, you would think states would work together on this, once again the jackasses in ther suits and ties sitting on there ass far from the tide water find away to screw it up!!! what you got Maryland??

Devil in the detail.... conservation-equivalency-or-exploitation-equivalency please see the link!!

Maine: Two options are being considered.
Option A: One fish 28″ or larger.
Option B: One fish slot, 24″ to 26″


New Hampshire: Daily limit for striped bass: 1 fish per day, 28″ or larger.

Massachusetts:  Daily limit for striped bass: 1 fish per day, 28″ or larger.

Rhode Island: Daily limit for striped bass: 1 fish per day, 28″ or larger.

Connecticut: Daily limit for striped bass: 1 fish per day, 28″ or larger.

New York: Daily limit for striped bass: 1 fish per day, 28″ or larger.

New Jersey:  Daily limit for striped bass:  1 fish 28″ to <43 43="" and="" p="">
Delaware: Delaware’s Division of Fish & Wildlife held a public hearing on the recreational options in early 2015. Delaware’s 2015 recreational regulation will be set after thorough consideration of public input.

Maryland: An official announcement has not yet been made.

Virginia: Daily limit for striped bass: 1 fish per day, 28″ or larger.

North Carolina: Daily limit for striped bass: 1 fish per day, 28″ or larger.

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FEDERAL REGULATION 2018
It is unlawful to fish for, take or possess striped bass in 
Federal waters (waters greater than 3 miles from shore).
STATEWIDE REGULATIONS
OPEN SEASON January 1 through December 31, inclusive (except the Kennebec watershed, see below).
BAG & SIZE LIMITS A person may take and possess 1 fish per day. The fish must be 28 inches or greater in total length. “TOTAL LENGTH” Total length is a straight line measurement from the lower jaw to the tip of the tail with the tail pinched together. DISPOSITION Personal use only, sale is prohibited. Fish must remain whole and intact. GENERAL GEAR RESTRICTIONS • Hook and line only, no gaffing of striped bass.
• No bait allowed when using treble hooks.
• It is unlawful to use multiple (more than two) barbed or barbless treble hooks on any
artificial lure or fly while fishing for striped bass in territorial waters.
• It is unlawful to use any hook other than a non-offset circle hook when using bait.
Exception: Rubber or latex tube …