The report says" Another key factor frequently mentioned when the problem was first noticed several years ago was lack of menhaden in the diet of rockfish. High in protein, bunkers are valuable fuel for stripers, especially for a population that is at its highest in decades. The forage keeps rockfish immune systems robust. When the food isn’t plentiful, they turn to other food, such as crab, that is not so nutritious."
Maybe the light will come on and they will stop the slaugher of the striped bass favorite food - menhaden.
DG-you can but I won't. This was a first for me,always heard about lesions and saw them on the fish on web sites but never caught anything with them until Tues.morning and never want to again(gross).:barf:
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