Monday, April 19, 2021

April 2021 Newsletter


Recreational fisherpeople are needed now more than ever to help preserve the fishery. Please pay your dues by May 1 to continue receiving our emails and participating in our activities.

An example of our participation in this fishery is shown in the recent email from DMF with the Revised Circle Hook Requirement for Recreational Striped Bass Fishing for 2021. 

If you count herring at any location other than Long Pond in Yarmouth, please let me know. They are still looking for help on the Herring River in Wellfleet.  points to information requesting assistance from the DMF for their Sportfish Angler Data Collection (SADCT) program, which I wholeheartedly support. The fishery needs our help in this scales collection project. Please register ASAP. If you have any questions, you can contact Bruce MacLeod, Ed Burke, Ken Whiting, or myself. Here is another reason why we recreational fisherpeople are needed. Thanks in advance.

After a vote at our last meeting, the Salties signed on as members of the Coalition to Restore Herring River, which will represent a broad array of national, state, regional and local stakeholders that support the Herring River Restoration Project and see its potential as a model for coastal restoration nationally. 

Just so you know, commercial striped bass will definitely open earlier this year and will start as four days a week, then, depending on quota projections reached or not, it will go to five, six, and seven days. The goal is to reach the maximum poundage allotted to MA. Another reason why recreational leadership is needed coastwide.

If you have not seen it, the striper migration north is presently in and around NJ and MD.

The yard sale held recently cleared over $500 for the general account, and the 17 or so masked Salties who came through our yard enjoyed some rare socialization with each other.

May 5th, 7:00 p.m.The Salties are doing another joint author presentation with the South Yarmouth Library Association and Library Director Jane Cain. Michael J. Tougias, a NYT bestselling author and co-author of 30 books for adults and 7 for children and young adults, will speak about his latest release, The Waters Between UsAmong his bestsellers is The Finest Hours (Disney Motion Pictures' version opened in 45 countries in January 2016), and his next book will be about fishing on Cape Cod. Call the South Yarmouth Library or use the link below to receive a Zoom invitation.    

We have just three seats left on the May 8 haddock trip under Chair John Sorcenelli and a few left on the July 22 Fluke Trip, under Chair Ken Whiting. Luce Trips Chair Ed Burke reports seats open on the Capt. Bob Luce Tournament trips on June 12, July 26, July 9, and July 10. Recreational fisherpeople needed!!

Our April 28 Zoom meeting will feature Jo Ann Muramoto from APCC (Association to Preserve Cape Cod). Vice-president Randall Sherman will chair the meeting. Hope to see you on the screen! Watch for the invitation from David Tessein.

Smile with Amazon, Jack

P.S. On Wednesday, April 21, from 9-12, I will be doing a Virtual Hill Walk, organized by Capt. Dave Monti of RISAA, to meet with MA legislative staff to advocate for recreational fishing. We will meet with staff members of Congressman Moulton, Congressman Keating, and Senator Markey to discuss the need for a strong Magnuson Stevens Act, increased funding for NOAA, and climate change, among other topics. The recreational fishing voice has to be heard now.