Re: Martha's Vineyard fishing derby????
I'm headed to mid-coast Maine all next week to fish.
The cape has been extremely disappointing lately and it's only partially to do with the seals
How to Protect and Restore Striped Bass Populations | Fly Fishing in Salt Waters
The outer beaches of Cape Cod, and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts, have seemed to be the hardest hit, with the shore fishing getting worse each season. Many anglers began to blame the drop-off of striped bass on the growing population of seals in these areas. And it’s accurate to say that beach fishing there is off more so than boat fishing. Without a doubt, the effects of well over 120,000 seals not only chasing stripers but also consuming them makes matters worse
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