Thursday, April 10, 2014

04.10.14 Nice night with the Spring Lake Liveliner's....

     Had a great group of anglers come out tonight at the Spring Lake Liveliner's meeting. Even though it wasn't a crew of flyrodders they enjoyed the talk. It seemed they were most interested in the parts talking about the ongoing beach nourishment and proposed 'Jetty Country" project, well disaster. That topic crosses any angler type lines as all of us are facing a new look Jersey Shore this year. It's not enough that we have to worry above the striped bass numbers alone, but the environmental impacts, the angling pressure and harvesting from the recreational and commercial sides, and strong or weak spawning year....but the impact of man pumping sand up along the Jersey Shore and destroying structure for bait and predator fish alike?

It's amazing that this species survives.........and we can find one to bite a fly.