A Look at the Presidential Candidates' Stance on the Environment, Part II - Sen. John Kerry
A Look at the Presidential Candidates' Stance on the
Environment, Part I - George W. Bush
A look at the presidential candidates' stance on the environment.
The 2004 Presidential race could mean signficant change in recreational fishing policies. We invite you to examine each candidates' position and voting record, and then discuss further the topic in our forum.
Jamaica Bay offers a unique opportunity to sight fish for striped bass just behind JFK airport. Earplugs sold separately.
It only follows to reason that when the grass shrimp are around in numbers one would use 1/2 to 3/4-inch grass shrimp patterns. However, this is not so. Most of the time, bass in Jamaica Bay won’t bother with a few grass shrimp because they are very small. They come around only on the high tides when the big hatches occur. There are so many of them at times you can dip a net into the water and come up with a dozen. Therefore, the odds of your small grass shrimp imitation getting noticed are slim.
It's not easy to imitate a 14-inch baitfish
The marsh islands have been disappearing at an alarming rate. According to the New York Times, from 1994 to 1999 it lost an average of 44 acres per year. Scientists estimate that if something is not done to correct the problem, the marsh will disappear completely in 20 years. However, no one is exactly sure what is causing the problem. Theories range from dense development along the bay to pollutants from sewage treatment plant wastewater.
Politics Trumps Science and the Law in the Northwest
To saltwater fly-rodders in the Northeast striped bass are undoubtedly the most important quarry. That's why many of us raised our eyebrows back in the fall of 2004...