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Striper Fishing

Postby TommyW » Sun May 25, 2008 6:40 pm

Went fishing today with some friends in the Delaware bay. We ended up with only one keeper, a 32". I caught a tagged 18'' striper ( my second one for this year). Cut the tag out and released the fish. The 32'' was caught by my friends son. It was a good day on the water. Sorry no pics, forgot the camera.
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Postby huntnful » Mon May 26, 2008 7:28 pm

Tagged? Please explain.
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Postby Major Woods » Tue May 27, 2008 11:38 am

An ID tag is stuck in the fish near the dorsal fin with a serial number. looks like a piece of heavy mono sticking out of the fish approx 3" long.
http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/tagging/tag.shtm

The tagger records s/n number, location where tagged, the specifics of the fish tagged and reports the info to a central database.
At a later time when the fish is caught again like the above posting, the fisherman returns the tag with some basic info, location caught, length and weight.
This helps determine a lot about the striper population in general.
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Postby #1wingnut » Tue May 27, 2008 12:57 pm

Just a question?
If your gona let it go anyway why remove the tag?

cant you just get the data and call it in. then the fish is still out there
for someone else to call again? like tracking it movements? :huh:
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Postby TommyW » Tue May 27, 2008 3:07 pm

#1 I would have done that except the numbers are really faded. I didn't want the fish to die. I cut the tag out and will be mailing. The fish was tagged by the littoral society in Highlands NJ.
Major woods thanks for explaining.
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Postby Major Woods » Wed May 28, 2008 11:14 am

#1wingnut wrote:Just a question?
If your gona let it go anyway why remove the tag?

cant you just get the data and call it in. then the fish is still out there
for someone else to call again? like tracking it movements? :huh:


For sharks we get the numbers off the tag and set the shark loose. Real fun tring to read fine print numbers off a thrashing sharks back side. Did you know they can turn around and bite their own tail :eek: missed my face by an inch or two.
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