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Old 04-29-2006, 08:37 PM
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Yep - according to all the biological reports I've read the spawners natural stay in their natal waters until the water temps reach the optimal levels around 60 deg to do their deed and then swim up the coast afterwards; where the pre-spawning aged fish have no reason to stay back until later on. Coincidentally (or by nature's design) the bait is on queue as well and the seasonal cycle of life surges upon our region like the semidiurnal tides bringing the striper and other gamefish biomass onto our doorsteps. Life is good.

Coincidentally, the 600ft line is narrowly parallel to the 6000ft line which I assume marks the edge of the continental shelf and the warm currents (when zoomed out) clearly shunt northward along that oceanic ridge. I am sure pelagic species are keyed in on this, but until I regain my long lost footing on a fiberglas deck I will remain a student of the sand.
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