Posted on January 8, 2021 Special trips target big blackfish If you are going to put up with the potential discomforts of a winter fishing trip, you might as well seek a really special fish. As noted this week, the Ocean Explorer from Belmar is running a Super Pool trip Sunday at 6 30 which costs 100 but also requires another 100 for the pool for the biggest tog.
Posted on January 6, 2021 NY proposes circle hook requirement for 2021 striped bass season Following is a press release from the NY DEP relative to a circle hook requirement that s already in effect in N. J. RECREATIONAL STRIPED BASS FISHING SEASON Comments Accepted until Mar. 8, on Proposed Regulation for Circle Hooks to Help Improve Striped Bass SurvivalThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released a new proposed regulation for public review and comment that would require the use of circle hooks when recreational fishing for Atlantic striped bass. The proposed regulation includes all New York State waters where recreational fishing for Atlantic striped bass occurs, including coastal waters of Long Island and New York City, the Delaware River, and the Hudson River to the Federal Dam in Troy, New York.
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Posted on January 4, 2021 Big swell spoils a fine winter day Mike Monte took advantage of a calm, mild January morning to cast for stripers in the Belmar surf which had been producing schoolies recently. The fine winter weather continues tomorrow with north winds at 10-15 knots and 3-5-foot seas.
Posted on January 3, 2021 It s still blackfish time Captain Joe Massa from Morgan Marina has decided to keep his boat in the water for a couple more weeks to do some blackfishing. Massa had another good trip the prior week with Guy Talarico and Kenny Mccrone as they totaled 19 keepers up to 5 lbs.
Posted on January 2, 2021 Still hope for surf stripers Though internal waters closed for striper fishing in N. J. on Jan. 1. In the past, before heading to Florida for the winter, I almost always caught surf stripers in N. J. well into January and often right to the end of the month though never in February even when I tried the very rare fishable day.
Posted on January 1, 2021 Happy New Year Here s wishing all a Fishy New Year!Though I caught only one largemouth bass running a Z Man paddletail over the surface, there was no encounter with an alligator!
Posted on December 31, 2020 Hoping for a better New Years Eve It s been a long time since I last celebrated New Years Eve by going out to party, but I did pull myself away from TV bowl games long enough to make a few late afternoon casts for black bass in a pond across the street from my winter home in Ft. Myers. Nick Honachefsky has announced that his new shows for Saltwater Underground on the Sportsman Channel will start Friday at 10 30 a. m. and then every Friday at that time plus Sundays at 4 30 a. m. and 4 30 p. m. through March 28.
Posted on December 30, 2020 R. I. P. Capt. Chris Hueth Anglers along the N. J. Shore were shocked to hear last night that Capt. Chris Hueth of the Big Mohawk from Belmar had passed away from a heart attack. Matthews noted that only a few small stripers are still being caught in the local surf, and winter flounder fishing has been spotty at the the docks as the season winds down before closing on Jan. 1.