The 2018 Release A Breeder Club, also known as "RBC", is now in its 5th season. The program is
designed by Stripers Forever to promote the release of large “breeding size” stripers, which are
largely spawning female fish. Current striped bass management practices have targeted large
striped bass. The result has been a considerable decrease in the number of these large, old fish
found in the population. Nature never intended it that way.
JOINING THE CLUB IS FREE for both anglers and Guides/Charter boat captains. The rewards are
a chance to win great prizes from our sponsors, an individualized membership package,
recognition on the RBC membership pages of our website, and the knowledge that you are
doing your part to turn around the current decline in striped bass.
3 SIMPLE RULES:
1. THE MINIMUM SIZE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE RBC IS 36” TOTAL LENGTH.
2. THE FISH MUST BE RELEASED ALIVE AND IN GOOD HEALTH.
3. A PICTURE OF THE FISH THAT CLEARLY INDICATES THE FISH WAS SAFELY HANDLED AND
Large Striped Bass must be handled carefully due to their increased body weight and potential
for carrying eggs. We strongly suggest that you "KEEPEMWET". You can grab a really nice shot
of your fish while minimizing the impact and undue stress on the fish by keeping them in the
water. We will be expanding on our catch and release education in the near future with some
videos that illustrate how to do this in a number of angling situations. Stay tuned!
Visit the RBC Main Page for full rules and requirements.