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I couldn't disappoint you guys.
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This fish was netted on 11-4-2005 [not by me]while conducting our [PWD] regular fall shad survey, biologists captured, measured and released this monster striped bass (Morone saxitalis) in the tidal portion of the Schuylkill River. The presence of these large migratory predators and the relative abundance (i.e., density) of migratory species, such as American Shad, Blueback Herring, Striped Bass and Hickory Shad, is an excellent indicator of the health of the Schuylkill (and Delaware) Drainages.

[ 11-17-2005, 11:36 AM: Message edited by: Whaler I ]
 

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Thats a sweet bass. wouldn't eat her but a sweet bass either way. You should see the slobs that we get out of the susquehanna. People think its just a spring thing there but the fall is just as good down there. Nice fish...congrats
 

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Wow!!! How cool to look at the skyline behind the guys in the boat. They sure a fisherman on his way home from chunkin' didn't bounce it out the back of his boat on the Schuykill Expressway? ;)
 

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yes yes... healthy looking indeed... and I'm not surprised, alittle further down river near the Tri-gen pipes I got stuck in traffic one morning on 76 and literally seen decent sized fish chasing/jumping bait....
 

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It's amazing how well Mother Nature can rebound when you stop polluting. Nice to see it is not a hybrid. She will keep the gene pool strong.
 

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That is one healty looking fish!!! How do those wildlife guys catch these fish, rod and reel? That is right next to the art museum at the end of the tidal portion of the river I believe.

I was also wondering, people always say I wouldn't eat any Stripers from that river or the Delaware. Who's to say we haven't already eaten bass that have been up "sh*t creek" before? Does the time they spend traveling down the bay and back into the ocean clean them out and make them safer to eat? Are fish like this resident fish of this river?
 

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Beautiful fish. Now, what are the GPS numbers for that spot????

I lived a quarter of a mile from that location for 5 years. Never seen anything like that pulled out of the river. Just carp and catfish. Amazing
 
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