Good point, Skip. conditions vary from year to year. That was seen last winter with the wds for the crabs. AndSince the YOY nets are always in the same spots-perhaps the YOY were not there.
Hi Skip,It was not a very wet spring- old timers swear a wet spring means alot of small Rock.
My worry is the chart that shows the overall population.It is going down and if you carry the downward line out about 5 years :eek2::eek2: - it is bad.
You're drinking the coolaid, Man.Good point, Skip. conditions vary from year to year. That was seen last winter with the wds for the crabs. And
dnr is not always forthcoming with a completely truthful assessment of the surveys. With the crabs, you'll recall that when the long awaited wds was finally announced, dnr said there was a slight increase in juvenile crabs, but would not divulge the exact figures. Come to find out that the slight increase was a whopping 16 percent, which is huge when we were led to believe the was a minisule increase. Brandon, sorry for the jack, but felt the perspective was needed.
I don't doubt that there was a poor YOY count. Stripers have been on the decline for the past 10 years, due to poor water quality and the disease that accompanies it.
no, small crabs don't change the target. for that matter, big crabs don't change the target either. but small crabs become big crabs. fact of the matter is dnr led us to believe that a small increase occurred, while the juvie population increased last winter by almost 16% When those juveniles reach the adult stage, which they are right now, the adult population will be much closer to the target than it was in the spring. As to where I got my info, I was at the meeting where Ms Fegley announced the results as a slight, minimal increase in the juvie population. I got the actual increase from the following site,You're drinking the coolaid, Man.
That insignificant increase in small crabs doesn't change the target for adult crabs. Try getting your information somewhere other than "the podium".