STRIPED BASS RULES CHANGE

Fisheries officials in Virginia have ruled that fishermen can keep just one striped bass instead of two per day for the upcoming season. The ruling is meant to protect the species by keeping large breeding fish in the water. Mike Standing has run the Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout for more than a decade and says the decision “kills it all.” The one daily fish allowed will be restricted to 20 to 36 inches. The old rules allowed one of the two fish to be longer than 28 inches.