It seems to be a combination of things. A number of different things have come together that caused concern. In 2000-2001 we had a severe drought and we lost the class of several years, especially on the Cape, when they were not able to get out of the ponds. There is also increased predation from cormorants, the seal population is high on Cape and the striped bass population is up. And there's the combo of fishing and poaching.
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He has been through a lot. It's a learning process for him. He has never really been the No. 1 guy and it's a new situation for him. But if you want to be a No. 1 guy, you have to learn how to deal with it. I think he's coming through it now. I think (Burke) has also helped push him.
~ Jeff Reese (March 24, 1966 - )