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Old 07-20-2018, 09:25 AM
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I know that few members here, if any, have ever fished for Atlantic salmon. Because of that there is no separation in their minds between Pacific salmon, which die after spawning, and Atlantics who do not. The tendency to refer to both as "salmon" is understandable but traditions of the two as to how they are fished are vastly different. In the world's Atlantic salmon rivers they would castrate anyone who lifted fish the way it is done in Pacific, and/or Pulaski Pacific salmon. These are not my sentiments. Rather, it is the way it is, the way it has been since the advent of sport fishing, I merely report here the way that it is; I don't rule on it, nor advocate policy. None of what salmon fishermen do -- Pacific or Atlantic -- has ever been influenced by me in any way.
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Does anyone have any idea what subspecies/race of striper these are in Canada? Are these migrators from the states? If so, Hudson or Maryland or both? There is also the explosion of St Lawrence striper populations that could be overrunning the Maritimes. The St Lawrence once had a thriving population which declined and lately has been thought to be in recovery. Might be them.
http://asf.ca/news-from-the-regions.html

"DFO’s latest management changes for the recreational striped bass fishery are incremental. Striped bass are a native species in the southern Gulf and have co-evolved with other native species like Atlantic salmon. Their rebound is an epic success story on its own, and clearly DFO doesn’t want to repeat mistakes of the past, when overharvesting by commercial fisheries and as bycatch helped drive the population to the brink."
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Late 60s, early 1970s there was an article in SWS about the "blue nose stripers" in Nova Scotia. I remember the angler having a camper-on-pickup truck, "Team Daignault" style!
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Late 60s, early 1970s there was an article in SWS about the "blue nose stripers" in Nova Scotia. I remember the angler having a camper-on-pickup truck, "Team Daignault" style!
Around that time the Canadian Government was sponsoring trips through the MBBA in an effort to promote interest in striper fishing there. A lot of Beach Buggy Association members went but they could not find any stripers. I knew this because I was intimate with guys who went and said they would never go back. The promotional program fizzled after that. I had no interest because I was making too much money with U.S. stripers.
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It's interesting that the Government wants to manage stripers more favorably to compensate for Atlantic salmon losses. In the past stripers apparently were viewed with disdain. No doubt they feel that if they must lose salmon they would at least have stripers. Keep in mind that Greenland high seas fishery does not tap into stripers like they do salmon.
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