Posted on March 9, 2021 Remembering Capt. Barry Goldman While looking through Facebook recently, I was surprised to see a post from party boat historian Mel Deak noting that Capt. Barry Goldman passed away on Feb. 22. Goldman left his son David to continue the family link to sportfishing, though Capt. David charters a Raritan Bay center console and specializes in striped bass as well as the tuna his dad preferred.
Posted on March 8, 2021 More striper activity in NJ The Tackle Box in Hazlet reports there s aleady been school striper activity with bass to 32 inches from Raritan Bay shorelines at Leonardo, Cliffwood Beach and South Amboy. Up Front Bait Tackle in Keyport had their first bass to weigh as Bob Wavro had a 28-incher that went 8.
Indoor fishing flea markets return the next two days at Jackson Crossing, N. J. The morning forecast is for northwest at 15 knots with gusts to 25 before dropping to 10-15 knots Sunday morning with only early gusts to 20.
Posted on March 4, 2021 NJ deciding on fluke cobia regulations this evening The N. J. Marine Fisheries Council is meeting at 5 p. m. to set 2021 regulations for summer flounder and cobia. The only issue on fluke, as noted in recent blogs, involves the season with South Jersey wanting to open as early as possible while northern anglers prefer to hold off in order to get in some late summer fishing that also provides a slightly greater number of fishing days.
Posted on March 1, 2021 Ocean Explorer finds some cod pollack life The ocean was fishable Sunday, and most of the rain held off as anglers on the Ocean Explorer from Belmar closed the blackfish season in hopes of overturning the seasonal pool leaders though none over 6 pounds were caught along with a few cod, pollack and ling (see below). That boat will shift over to the latter species on the next fishable day perhaps Wednesday or Thursday.
Posted on February 28, 2021 Internal waters stripers open March 1 in NJ Though ocean waters are open all year for N. J. striped bass, there is a closure in internal waters which ends on March 1. Don t expect any great fishing in very cold waters, but some anglers will be trying with worms or very small lures.
Posted on February 27, 2021 General category bluefin tuna season shut down today NMFS has announced that the General category giant bluefin tuna season will close at 11 30 tonight since the quota from January through March has been taken. The season will reopen on June 1 with a daily quota of one per boat.
Anglers who fish for striped bass in New York s marine waters south of the George Washington Bridge should contact the Diadromous Fish Unit at sbcaprogram dec. ny. Anglers who fish for striped bass north of the George Washington Bridge in the tidal Hudson River should email hudsonangler dec. ny.
The possible options are as follows Option 1) May 22nd September 19th 121 days (the same as last year)Option 2) May 28th September 28th 124 daysNo other options are available for our 2021 fluke season. With an early season there will be an 18 day gap with little for the inshore and shore based anglers to fish for.