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America's Fish

A southeast coastal giant that offers 12 months of primetime fishing.

Fly Fisherman Oct-Nov-Dec 2022 Issue
A 2007 commercial harvest moratorium in federal waters has helped increase the numbers of large redfish along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Water quality issues—particularly in Florida—are still a pressing concern.

Many of you will disagree with the title of this article. In some circles, striped bass have long held the title of “America’s fish” and they are certainly popular. When their populations were at a peak, everyone was fishing for them. In 2006, some 26 million trips were taken by recreational anglers targeting striped bass.

However, this title hasn’t kept them from peril. At one point in the mid-1980s, striped bass stocks faced almost total collapse, and now, once again face an uncertain future. Due to failing fish numbers, far fewer fly fishers are angling for them. Through the work of the American Saltwater Guides Association (ASGA), Amendment 7 of the Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan was passed in 2022 with the goal of recovering these stocks.

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