DEC Seeking Striped Bass Recreational Anglers - The Fisherman

DEC Seeking Striped Bass Recreational Anglers

Fall weather has begun to set in and striped bass have set off on their annual fall migration, stretching from Maine to North Carolina. DEC encourages striped bass anglers to collect and provide data about your fishing trips that help us better understand New York’s dynamic striped bass population.

Get involved to help improve understanding and future management of striped bass in our local waters by joining the Striped Bass Cooperative Angler (SBCA) Program. Volunteers assist by providing fishing data, which include date/time, fishing duration, environmental conditions, and quantity of all fish caught (incidental catch, too) to help understand fishing success and effort. Anglers may also submit scale samples of striped bass caught. Scale samples help DEC biologists determine the age of fish and do not harm the fish when removed.

For more information about the program or to sign-up, email sbcaprogram@dec.ny.gov or call (631) 380-3308.

Remember, when striped bass fishing, the daily possession limit is one fish per angler, and the recreational slot size is 28″-35″ (fish not less than 28″ nor greater than 35″ may be kept) in marine waters. In the Hudson River, the recreational slot size is 18″-28,” and the daily bag limit remains set at one fish per angler.

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