We Need Small Stripers Too: Yesterday I fished with Mark Kuz. Mark is one of the best salt anglers I know on the Southern New England coast. Fishes smart and fishes hard. We sailed out of Niantic in Mark’s boat, seeing what the tide would bring. It was sure a nice day, but the bite was slow. Typical for this time of year.
Over the years, both Mark and I have caught big bass on a fly, stripers well over 40″. But on this sunny August morning our largest one was barely two foot. And yours truly got the smallest linesider of the trip. Maybe 10″! Now, that’s a dink folks. Had it been born right here in Connecticut waters? Or had it boogied over from the Hudson River? I can’t tell you. But regardless, I had Mark snap a pix of the young lad. Yes, we all want the big bass, but we need small stripers too. They’re the future.