I agree Bill, but why did they take away our producer status!?! I think the difference in the Delaware River as a spawning ground now as opposed to back then is the water quality. That river was so polluted from industrial waste, etc.. back then I don't any fish lived in it! Today, fisheries managers don't recognize the Delaware river stock as being significant, which is wrong. I caught my first stripers in the Rancocas creek back in the Mid 90's. Fishing for bass, usually w/ lures, but when we put some worm on a hook we started catching loads of baby stripers in that river tributary, and in the spring, we'd catch some decent sized stripers on the plugs meant for LMbass too. I beleive the Deleware stock of small fish in the river and our back bays is mistakingly underutilized.