18% of smolts in NW Miramichi being eaten by Striped Bass
The MSA expended a significant amount of personnel, equipment, and over $150,000 toward this project. Be sure to read "Estimating consumption rate of Atlantic Salmon smolts by Striped Bass in the Miramichi River estuary using acoustic telemetry."
In some years, it has been confirmed that up to 18% of the salmon smolts in the the Northwest Miramichi River are being eaten by the Striped Bass.
You can read the full study here.
18 per cent is awfully on the low side. Use a parr for bait and see how long it is before a bass hits it.