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: Striped Bass Facts


Roop
04-02-2003, 11:58 AM
actually whether they are true facts or not is suspect, all info found on the internet

1. The largest striped bass ever recorded was a 125 pound female from North Carolina, 1891.
2. The oldest ever recorded was 31 years of age.
3. The average Chesapeake Bay 6-year-old female striped bass produces 500,000 while a 15-year-old can produce over three million eggs.

6 year old females range from 26"- 28" at 7 - 10.3#
15 year old female is @ 44" weighing between 29 - 41#'s.

Food for thought.

steelheadmike
04-02-2003, 01:23 PM
Don't quote me but I believe the largest fish I ever heard of taken from my home waters was 70+lbs. If memory serves me the fish was taken down by the Tapanzee Bridge on a chunk. Not sure when it was taken but sure it was sometime in this Century.

Roop
04-03-2003, 02:36 PM
Don't these numbers strike anyone as interesting?

1. a 28" fish produces @ 500,000 eggs, the class fish Mass residents could kill last year, the begining of the sexually mature fish
2. a 15 year old fish produces over 3MM eggs, and is around 44"

I don't see how people can not support a 36" or greater limit.

steelheadmike
04-03-2003, 02:41 PM
Good Point. Presumably one would think of taking a fish that has a lesser chance of reproducing. If you want to laugh our limit is 1 fish per angler per day greater than 18 inches. Once you keep the fish you must stop fishing for them not even catch and release after

Penguin
04-03-2003, 08:18 PM
...If you hold the beast by the mouth the stripes are vertical but if you hold it gently/kindly/supported under the belly the stripes are horizontal! Gofigure...
...I think the "regulating" folks are a bunch of paid off self serving bastards who are so far outa' touch they actually think they have a clue! And the uneducated phishkillering "lemmings" and whitebucketbrigade will soon wonder what happened after it's TOO LATE...:razz:

flyfisha1
04-04-2003, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by Penguin
...I think the "regulating" folks are a bunch of paid off self serving bastards who are so far outa' touch they actually think they have a clue! And the uneducated phishkillering "lemmings" and whitebucketbrigade will soon wonder what happened after it's TOO LATE...:razz:

Glad to see that I'm not the only one that thinks this!

Roop
04-04-2003, 08:10 AM
In case you haven't heard from them, Stripers Forever has made some tremendous strides in their pursuit of gamefish status.

They are in the process of finalizing a web site, until then you can get on their email list with updates by emailing:

bigbass@maine.rr.com

Their is also striper regulation meeting scheduled for the near future, I'll email Jeff G and get the info.

Roop

Adrian
04-04-2003, 09:19 AM
Pete - thanks for that eloquent (as always) new definition of what constitutes a politician ;)

Roop - thanks for the link - I will add them to the list of non-profit orgs links.

Lefty
04-04-2003, 02:19 PM
Roop,
I've heard of that No. Carolina fish too. Not sure it was on a rod though.

Lefty


God Bless our troops

juro
04-04-2003, 02:23 PM
Roop -

Do you have a phone #? Thanks

Originally posted by Roop
In case you haven't heard from them, Stripers Forever has made some tremendous strides in their pursuit of gamefish status.

Roop
04-04-2003, 02:38 PM
Sorry, no phone #. Just email brad at bigbass@maine.rr.com


Roop

jimS
04-04-2003, 03:43 PM
Jeff, you and I discussed gamefish status last year. That would be a hell of an uphill fight with the commercials, but bring it on...

Simms

Roop
04-04-2003, 03:46 PM
I'm not sure I support gamefish status yet but I think the members of this board need to know what's going on.

rockfisherman
04-10-2003, 02:07 PM
There were actually several of those 125 lb. bass, according to "Fishes of the Gulf of Maine."

"The bass grows to great size, the heaviest of which we have found definite record being several of about 125 pounds that were taken at Edenton, NC, in April 1891."

Smith, North Carolina Geol. and Econ. Surv., vol.2, 1907, p. 271.

Would be interesting if there were more info in the survey, if someone had access to a library that had it.

craig
04-10-2003, 06:07 PM
How old do you think a fish of that weight would be?