Posted on February 25, 2020 United We Fish rally in D. C. was 10 years ago It s hard to believe now, but the United We Fish rally attended by busloads of east coast anglers plus some who flew into Washington D. C from other areas occurred 10 years ago. Water temperatures have stayed in the high 60s as we have had a pretty mild winter.
Posted on February 24, 2020 Anglers took a hit on fluke quotas and it could get worse Public Scoping Hearings on summer flounder, scup and black sea bass are being held from 6-8 p. m. today in the Belmar Municipal Court at 601 Main St., and tomorrow at the Galloway Township Library in Manahawkin. While that appears to be mainly about shifting some commercial quota from N. J. to N. Y., the possibility of cutting into recreational quota always exists.
Posted on February 22, 2020 Two more nice fishing days coming up Today was a pretty good one for late February, and nice fishing weather continues tomorrow. The marine forecast is for only southwest winds at 10-15 knots with 2-to-3-foot seas.
Posted on February 21, 2020 Ty Man finished up with over 1500 stripers Chuck Manny couldn t hook a trophy striper from his Ty Man out of Cape Charles this week, but he did release schoolies two at a time. That brought Ty Man up to over 1500 striper releases from last March to this February between N. J. and Virginia.
Posted on February 20, 2020 Ten-year rebuilding supported at bluefish scoping hearing Paul Haertel of the JCAA was at this week s bluefish scoping hearing, and said the one thing everyone seemed to agree on was there should be a 10-year rebuilding period in order to avoid even more restrictive regulations than we re now facing. E-mail to mseeley asmfc.
Posted on February 19, 2020 Looks like a perfect fishing day tomorrow Small craft warnings are going down at 6 p. m. leading to what appears to be a perfect mid-winter forecast tomorrow. That area runs from Little Egg Harbor south.
Posted on February 18, 2020 Bluefish scoping hearing in Toms River this evening A bluefish scoping hearing is being held from 6-8 this evening in the Ocean County Administration Building, 101 Hooper Ave., Toms River Room 119. There were also a few ling and small cod.
Posted on February 16, 2020 Holiday may be fishable It s not the greatest marine forecast, but President s Day may be fishable and southwest winds have pushed temperatures back up. The Ocean Explorer from Belmar reported lots of life on the bottom during Saturday s blackfish trip which produced a couple of legal tog for two fares and one for some others.