Good eye Bigfish1Apparently, they were caught in the Shubenacadie. Also, I'm calling you out on your release as I can see a striper in the cooler, which is probably the first one you said you released. I'm surprised the dictatorship let you post your picture holding the striper by the gill plate... he must have been on vacation!
You can defintely tell the first striper is dead. They never look that pale when alive... usually after the first good death whack on the head they instantly lose their color. I have hit one over the head, had it go pale, then come back to life while in the the live well. That was a one time thing and because it was in an aerated live well and I didn't hit it hard enough.looks like they are both dead to me???. fins are laying flat,color is whitish,and no water in sight.
I hold stripers by the gill plate on occasion too, nothing wrong with that if done right, I was getting at the point that Dave usually takes photos like that down, as he did with a 46.5" striper photo I had because of the same thing. They aren't salmon and if held by the gill plates, it's fine although, like you say, not the best.Big Fish - don't be such a big idiot. You think you know alot about stripers but you come across as a complete dummy. Actually I remember telling my buddy who gave me a hand landing the firt one that I thought it looked pale. Right out of the water it was pale. I caught small stripers fishing salmon and remember seeing black bold markings and when I landed this one the first thing I noticed was the pale color which I figured may have been cause due to the recent spawning.
The photo was taken right after the fish was landed and the water is right next to us. The fancy animated text is to block out a well known landmark to avoid havving a crap load of guys going to this spot.
I never said anything about our group not keeping any fish. There were 4 of us and a few were kept. Not a big deal to have one or 2 in the cooler. How can you link me to the fish in the cooler? We had 3 coolers with us that day! Big whoop!
Calling me out makes you seem like a really jealous A-hole. There are bigger more important things in life to worry about instead of assuming the worst based on viewing a photo. You must be one board A-hole. Go fishing it might do you some good.
And holding a fish by the gill plate probably wasn't the best thing but I made sure my hands were not tangled up in his gills. I have a bad shoulder and couldn't lift with my other arm. I see guys releasing musky and pike on TV all the time holding them by the gill plates. Again your assumtions make you seem dumb. Typical hillbilly!
By the sounds of things, the Miramichi is comparable to the great striper rivers of the US in terms of numbers of fish. I've talked to yanks who are surprised we even have any amount of stripers up this way and some are actually planning trips just to fish stripers in Canada. I can't see why doesn't the DNRE open it up to C&R. Are they waiting until the river is polluted with them so they can justify a commercial fishery or for them to get diseased and have a population crash? I'd like to see a hard number at which the population is considered fully rebounded to an acceptable level for opening of a season. Atlantic salmon would have the same protection or more if they weren't the major tourist/recreation draw for the area.OK guys time to cool it down a notch haha...Anyways Big Fish I am one of those guys who can not keep those bass off even though I am fishing trout. And don't be fooled. We have caught numerous bass for about a month now. There are so many that the majority are schoolies but there are many big bass in the 30 lbs range being caught as well.
The turnaround on this fish is absolutely incredible. This river just seems to be so much better sense the mills closed. JUST SAYING!!!
Apparently, they were caught in the Shubenacadie. Also, I'm calling you out on your release as I can see a striper in the cooler, which is probably the first one you said you released. I'm surprised the dictatorship let you post your picture holding the striper by the gill plate... he must have been on vacation!