I've attached two files, one covering the NMA 2020 Catch and Release submissions and the second the 2020 Angler Diary data.
I want to thank everyone who submitted their data, with a special thanks to the Angler Diary Study participants- Al Alagna, Carl Schenk, Scott McKee, Joseph Wilczewski, Joseph Soldaczewski and Andrew Lawson.
Without the cooperation of and parcipaition of our members in both the submission of C&R and ADS data we wouldn't have these 26 year data bases, which are an invaluable resourse in understanding our fishery.
I'll do a more thorough analysis in a future article or presentation, but the bottom line is that the fishery has continued a long-term trend of larger but fewer fish. That's great if you like trophy fish, maybe not if you like numbers.