Sometimes, no one rallies for the ground crawlers and the chum baits. In many cases, only a dedicated few speak out. But this past week, a panel of management officials from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission made a historic decision for menhaden. And, most impressively, those officials were joined by an amazing number of angling conservationists. Of the nearly 92,000 menhaden comments the commission received, a great majority favored harvest reductions.