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    Default Spawn results are in

    Not to start some crap but I just read that striped bass spawn was way below the average. 2.5 vs. 11.5. Second year in a row for a not to successful spawn.
    You can read page report at On The Water. Maybe someone can post the link.
    Keep in mind we had two straight good years before these two bad years.
    Another point is the YOY is more about the survival rate.

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    Here is the link bebopper. https://www.onthewater.com/striped-b...verage-in-2020 There was some good news in it regarding success of spot and croaker spawns.

    The factors in nature are many. This past spring we had a late frost which effected fruit trees. First time that none of my pear, peach and mulberry trees had no fruit. Cold cloud conditions block sunlight and lack of plankton in such springs are know to limit fish populations.

    The article mentions fall spAwners like croaker and spot did exceptionally well with best yoy success since 1998 and 2010 respectively. So there is something to be thankful for in the report. Hope better conditions in 2021 give sucess to stripers. The artile stated the adult striper population is large enogh for that to occur. Mother nature is beyond our control in weather related factors.

    Thanks for article.

    ACG.

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    Would love to see a Croaker fishery return! Caught several dinks this year so finger crossed.

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    Look at the years from 1971 to 1988, the striper spawn was very low the whole time, that is why we went to a moratorium. Since 1989 we have had a much higher spawn when you average out the years. I am very tired of the gloom and doom people that are going to post on this thread. I believe the population is fine, fishing has been crazy good this year. The weather was unusually cold for last spring and is what caused the low spawn. People need to chill a bit and let the biologists do their job!

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    Not nearly as many big females killed this year because no one was out during covid. Hopefully next spring will be better.

    Mike

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    The Virginia Institute of Marine Science should have their YOY results for their portion of the Bay in the next week or two. We'll see if their results are any better.

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    Fact is fact. No such thing as starting crap with fact.

    Noclass

    Average out what you want.

    A 10 yr rockfish is 35-36” long of which there are very few left, let alone bigger. Hence the reason for the Spring closure.

    Since 2010, we have only had 2 really good spawns, 2 that just broke average and 1 other that barely touched average.

    Hard to maintain or God forbid rebuild a fishery when half of more of your spawns are below the average.

    Spawning stock graph
    https://www.chesapeakebay.net/state/striped_bass

    Chris

    Go back to 2006, 14 yr old 42-43” Unicorn fish, and you only add 1 more above average spawn.

    Do the reproductive math and while you’re at it, how many of these fish are even still left?
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    The results of Virginia’s striper YOY sturdy has been posted. Looks like their striper hatch was a fair bit better than Maryland’s hatch. And that’s a lot of water in the Bay below the MD/VIR state line. Although their survey intensity was negatively affected by hurricanes and covid19. But still, their results look encouraging.

    https://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/t.../sbss_2020.php

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    Default OC Striper Catch

    The videos that were on here and other sites showed the commercial fisherman with major hauls of big cows that they caught and were selling in the parking lot by the big pier at the boardwalk and other areas in OC. What wasn't taken on the bay this year were caught in bigger catches by the commercial ocean fisherman. We need 5 years of no targeting the cows before they will come back.





    Quote Originally Posted by HJS View Post
    The results of Virginia’s striper YOY sturdy has been posted. Looks like their striper hatch was a fair bit better than Maryland’s hatch. And that’s a lot of water in the Bay below the MD/VIR state line. Although their survey intensity was negatively affected by hurricanes and covid19. But still, their results look encouraging.

    https://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/t.../sbss_2020.php

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    For the folks that are worried about the spawn and YOY, find another species of fish to target and give stripers a break. One door closes, another one opens......... Gary

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