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Ask-MikeStriper Mike has been helping new, and veteran fishermen/women catch fish for years. He has been an angler most of his life and has a resume to back it up. (Read About Striper Mike) Please submit any fishing questions that you may have! Your question will be answered and displayed in the Ask Striper Mike section! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Commercial Striper Fishing

Remember how it used to be commercially for the Great Striper bass?....and you wonder why we have restrictions etc??.....check this excerpt out from a book about the history of the linesider.  They used to set seine nets in the mouth of rivers...and here are some of the results. "We was 36 hours nonstop on that one haul. said Billy..whistling as he recalled the Catch. Alot of them dam fish were 80 lbs or better, had to be, it took a man on both ends to heave em up onto the truck.  And they were all filled with roe; the roe was just running out of all them fish.  I got sick from the smell of it.  Them fish must be going up into all those rivers.  Dis place is the home of the bass!!!!  We landed 2000 boxes in 3 days.  It was great.  Then some dam rebels got the gov to stop haul seine rigs from this area, Wrecked the dam fishery here".............And that happened everyday, every place, that huge stripers could be found.  We are an odd creatures....we humans.  Now , hope for ONE keeper .can be the focus for a surfcasters season.