09/29/14 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO Greg Clements and a 45-inch bass caught on a surface popper on an early morning trip to Plum Gut.

COURTESY PHOTO
Greg Clements and a 45-inch bass caught on a surface popper on an early morning trip to Plum Gut.

The striped bass fishery along the East Coast from Maine through the Carolinas is in serious trouble and stands a very good chance of flatlining as it did in the 1980s. (more…)