Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "rockfish" Tag

All these stripers don’t spell victory

While we can enjoy the solid bite we are experiencing in the Northeast this Fall, we need to stay diligent in our fight to protect this iconic and beautiful species. [...]

October 9, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

ASMFC vs Council (Magnuson-Stevens) Framework

The entire community has to mobilize if we are to have any hope of recovering the most iconic fish on the East Coast. [...]

July 18, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Fisheries managers vote to take action on striped bass

All of the commissioners agreed that action needs to be swift to slow the decline and begin to rebuild the stock. [...]

May 3, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Virginia Marine Resources Commission takes action to protect striped bass

Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to enact an emergency closure for the spring recreational striped bass trophy season. [...]

April 24, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

ASGA’s Striped Bass 101 – Part 2

We are not in the same place we were back in the mid-70s/early 80s, when moratoria was absolutely justified. [...]

April 18, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Striped bass fishing season could be canceled in Virginia as population declines

Indications that the population of the fish is declining raised concerns that further catches could have a long-term effect on its survivability. [...]

April 15, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Chesapeake: What new rockfish limits could look like

Last week, Wild Chesapeake reported Virginia is likely to act soon to reduce its recreational striper catch. [...]

March 21, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

VA proposal for tighter oversight of recreational striped bass catch dies

Commercial fishermen asked state regulators to make recreational fishermen tag their striped bass the way commercial operators do. [...]

May 10, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Fly fishing in the District of Columbia… Yes, you can.

The Potomac has much diversity to offer fly fisherman, but it’s the elusive spring striped bass run that gets the collective juices flowing. [...]

May 2, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

News: Maryland Commissioners ask state to roll back rockfish limit

Commission President Ron Fithian suggested that an abundance of the stripers might be partly responsible for recent downturns in the crab population. [...]

December 2, 2014 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide