Striper Report 2013

Striper Report 2013

Striper Report 2013

In the early ’80s, anglers had to work for their bass, but there were more trophies around, such as this giant taken off Massachusetts circa ’81.
Striper Report 2013

Striper Report 2013

The iconic Montauk Point Lighthouse at dusk; the Montauk area still sees bright spots in striper numbers.
Striper Report 2013

Striper Report 2013

Keeping a few fish a season is no big deal and is totally different from charter boats killing to fill the box.
Striper Report 2013

Striper Report 2013

Commercial trawlers are problematic as far as bait is concerned, but they aren’t the only ones to blame, since commercial rod-and-reel fishermen did a lot of damage as well.
Striper Report 2013

Striper Report 2013

An angler holds an average-size striped bass on the rocks of Martha’s Vineyard; the Vineyard is one area seeing a bigger decline in numbers of fish, which many blame on the increased population of seals.
Striper Report 2013

Striper Report 2013

While some anglers see patches and, in some cases, seasons of good fishing, the truth is that stripers are in trouble; something needs to be done.
Striper Report 2013

Striper Report 2013

In recent years, striper numbers have been down due to several causes. The decline has been felt most by shore based anglers.