Maryland DNR Withdrawals Emergency Striped Bass Regulations
Earlier today the Maryland Department of natural Resources withdrew the emergency striped bass regulations for the Chesapeake bay. We have no idea why this was done it seemed to be rather popular among most anglers that fish the bay. The idea was to reduce mortality rates with the use of circle hooks and reduced the size limit to nineteen inches from twenty inches.
As it stands the current regulations will stay in place for the 2018 season. We will follow-up on Monday to get an answer why this was withdrawn. Right now the DNR website just shows the verbiage with lines through the text, there isn’t an explanation.