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    Seems the DNR is giving $250 tickets to anyone catching and taking pics of the catch on the Susky. According to the regs, there isn't a catch and return season. It was posted on Tidalfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memory Maker View Post
    Seems the DNR is giving $250 tickets to anyone catching and taking pics of the catch on the Susky. According to the regs, there isn't a catch and return season. It was posted on Tidalfish.
    Correct, above lapidum they are out of season and can't be targeted.
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    Let's qualify this a bit. That reg is for striped bass. It's been that way since I've lived here. During this time of year if accidently caught they are to be returned immediately also if your rig appears to be targeting striped bass they will cite you. Same goes for the Northern part of the flats during this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbayrunner View Post
    Same goes for the Northern part of the flats during this time.
    I'm thinking the map at http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/map2.aspx shows the entire flats as C&R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinTheDream View Post
    I'm thinking the map at http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/map2.aspx shows the entire flats as C&R.
    The Flats are C&R during this period, but the Susquehanna River is only C&R part way up. You need to know the boundary.
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    I stand corrected the flats are C&R at this time. I was mis-informed by one of my DNR buddies.
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    Guys were getting ticketed in the legal catch and release area...that's the concern, not the off limits area.
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    The actual text of the striped bass regulations can be found at http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/com...8.02.15.03.htm (COMAR 08.02.15.03). They are not easy to read and comprehend -- that is why DNR made the series of striped bass maps showing which regions are: catch and keep, catch and release, and do not target.

    The relevant section for the Susquehanna ticketing issue described in this post is:

    "D. General Fishing Restrictions.
    (1) Except as provided in Regulation .09 of this chapter, during the period March 1 through May 31, a person may not catch, harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, or attempt to catch striped bass or striped bass hybrids in the striped bass spawning rivers and areas listed in B of this regulation.

    (2) Notwithstanding D(1) of this regulation, during the period March 1 through May 3, inclusive, a person authorized in accordance with Natural Resources Article, 4-745, Annotated Code of Maryland, to recreationally angle for finfish may hook striped bass and shall immediately release the striped bass unharmed to the water from which the striped bass was taken in the following areas:

    (a) Susquehanna Flats, upstream of a line from a point at or near Sandy Point, defined by Lat. 3926.96'N and Long. 7603.63'W; then running in an easterly direction to a point at or near Turkey Point, defined by Lat. 3927.13'N and Long. 7600.70'W and the Susquehanna River downstream from a line connecting a point at or near the Susquehanna State Park boat ramp in Lapidum, defined by Lat. 3935.86'N and Long. 7607.67'W; then running in a northeasterly direction to a point at or near Twin Rocks, defined by Lat. 3936.17'N and Long. 7607.56'W; then running in a northeasterly direction to a point at or near Tomes Wharf in Port Deposit, defined by Lat. 3936.23'N and Long. 7606.99'W; and "

    The phrase that I underlined in D(2) is the key to the ticketing. "Immediately" may be interpreted by different persons to include or not include such actions as: a) lifting the fish into your kayak, b) placing it on a measuring board, and c) taking a photograph (either your own photo or holding the fish in the air to have a buddy take a photo). Many of us, myself included, have historically brought stripers into the kayak, measured them, and took photos. In the past, I never felt that these activities harmed the fish or were outside a reasonable interpretation of "immediately". I have always focused on doing these activities quickly so that the fish was not out of water for very long. But it is possible that either some individual officers or a broader policy from DNR has led to a more narrow interpretation of "immediately" this year.

    From a practical standpoint, if you choose to fish on the Flats or elsewhere during the catch and release season, it makes sense to know the regulations and to keep your eyes open to see if any DNR boats or helicopters are operating near enough to you to watch what you are doing. Regardless of which actions you choose to include in your own definition of "immediately" I encourage all who pursue catch and release fishing to place the health and survival of the fish first -- get them unhooked and back in the water as quickly as possible, if you do want a photo try to have your camera ready to go before landing the fish, and never place your fingers in the gills.
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    For what it's worth,
    Back in the days when I used to fish from shore immediately below Conowingo Dam, the DNR used to tell us that we could not use a lure, i.e. a curly tail jig, etc. that was longer than 2 3/4" during the closed season.
    This allowed the fishermen who were legitimately trying to catch walleyes, shad, and perch to continue to fish for them, while minimizing the chance of catching the bigger stripers.
    If they saw you using anything larger, they'd warn you once....maybe. I had one DNR officer see me catch several small rock on a shad dart (obviously shad fishing), and he recommended that I "relocate."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bignose View Post
    For what it's worth,
    Back in the days when I used to fish from shore immediately below Conowingo Dam, the DNR used to tell us that we could not use a lure, i.e. a curly tail jig, etc. that was longer than 2 3/4" during the closed season.
    This allowed the fishermen who were legitimately trying to catch walleyes, shad, and perch to continue to fish for them, while minimizing the chance of catching the bigger stripers.
    If they saw you using anything larger, they'd warn you once....maybe. I had one DNR officer see me catch several small rock on a shad dart (obviously shad fishing), and he recommended that I "relocate."
    That's not a bad rule to keep guys from targeting rock up river. Folks will still catch a couple on smaller lures, but at least it's a legitimate effort to target walleye, small mouth, etc.
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