Posted on March 22, 2020March 22, 2020 Uncertainty about fishing The striped bass fishery is underway, but thereâ€™s a lot of uncertainty about whether weâ€™ll be able to fish. I read Gov. Murphyâ€™s N.J. shutdown order, but it didnâ€™t refer specifically to fishing or boating at all.Â Yet, the state parks and Wildlife Management Areas are open for public use â€” though with offices and rest rooms closed. Iâ€™ll try to get more detailed info tomorrow. Grumpyâ€™s Tackle in Seaside Park closed today until further notice. Apparently bait and tackle shops are considered nonessential, but the governor is allowing liquor stores to operate. Isnâ€™t an obsession with healthy fishing better than one with booze? You wonâ€™t be missing much tomorrow weather-wise. There are small craft warnings up into the afternoon. East winds at 20-25 knots with gusts to 30 plus rain and 4-6-foot seas are predicted.