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Old 03-27-2001, 05:39 PM
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RE:Striper Management in Oregon,

Interesting info, Andre. Stripers have been resident in Oregon for decades, and are thought (by some) to have migrated up the coast from San Francisco Bay, although their distribution is discontinuous, with inexplicable gaps in their range (why no stripers in Humboldt Bay?).

Oregon stripers have provided a substantial recreational fishery on the Coos and Umpqua for years. Populations of salmonids have cycled up and down in their midst for a long time. Of far more consequence, I think, for salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout, are the burgeoning small mouth bass populations in the lower Umpqua. Nevertheless, a management plan for Oregon's stripers would be a good thing.

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Eric
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