Saturday, February 4, 2012

Striped Bass Win!

I couldn't be more happy with the outcome. I really wish I could have been in Sacramento for this. A HUGE THANK YOU to all the hard work put in by many conservation groups. Here's the skinny of it..

 A proposal that attempted to diminish the number of striped bass in the California Bay Delta system was rejected Thursday by the California Fish and Game Commission!
In a unanimous vote, changes were rejected that would have increased the number of fish that could be kept and allow smaller fish to be kept.  This was about Central Valley Corporate Farms thirst for puplic water. Nothing more. The water diversions south have almost completly destroyed our estuary system.  Striped Bass have co-habitat with our native Salmonids for over a century. The decline has also paralleled with the increase in flow diversion and pollution.  Not just Winter & Spring Chinook and Coho but Stripers and other listed species are also all time low numbers.  Bottom Line is that grass roots org's can make a difference! There position was an absolute joke.


testflycarpin said...

Man that is great! I am really hoping to sample that fishery someday, maybe this summer even, my wife wants to take a trip in the area. Congradulations though, I know you are pretty passionate about it.

David McKenzie said...

Give me a shout if you decide to come out this way. Maybe we can get a day on the water.