16 May 2015

• “Striped Bass Populations Appear To Be Decreasing Fast

“Winter striper fishing in the Thames River was incredible during the 1980s and 90s as the population rebounded from serious decline a decade earlier. We would constantly mark dense schools of stripers that were 10 to 20 feet thick in 40 feet of water that were often over a football field long. Sometimes there would be multiple, large schools crammed into the upper river from Norwich to the bridge in Preston.

”In recent years, those same areas that were full of juvenile stripers a few winters ago, mark like a lunar landscape on the fish finder screen. The low number of overwintering stripers throughout the region has been reflected in very poor winter striper and early spring action….”

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