After red hot striper jigging on every trip this week, Capt. Rob Semkewyc finally had to settle for a more normal pick today on his Sea Hunter from, Atlantic Highlands. Capt. Stan Zagleski reported a decent pick of tog during Thursday's trip with his Elaine B II from Bahrs in Highlands.
Plenty of good readings on the fish finder , We had some bird activity early in the morning then it vanished for the rest of the day I just worked the fish finder and kept stopping on fish that would not bite. The fish were just hanging on the bottom and didn't want to be bothered.
The official release follows ASMFC Approves Black Sea Bass Draft Addendum XXX for Public Comment ASMFC and MAFMC Initiate Bluefish Amendment Annapolis, MD - The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) met jointly to establish recreational specifications for black sea bass, scup, and summer flounder consider approval of Black Sea Bass Draft Addendum XXX for 2018 recreational management discuss the initiation of a new Bluefish Amendment and jointly take action on several items related to all four species (detailed below). The addendum framework will consider implementing a conservation equivalency management program for black sea bass similar to that used with summer flounder by allowing state or regional measures to be implemented in both state and federal waters allow for a summer flounder, scup and black sea bass transit provision in federal waters around Block Island similar to the provision allowed for striped bass and consider the possible implementation of slot limits in federal waters for summer flounder and black sea bass.
We had a camera malfunction today and deckhand Mat the man took a few on his phone and is suppose to send them to me but I haven't gotten them yet. Thanks to everyone who has came down the past few days I know its a hectic time of year and the wife may give you a hard time but she will get over it, just buy her a nice gift.
The Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands took a day off from this week's great striper jigging due to the strong NW wind forecast, but will be sailing on Thursday. The last couple of mornings I had a brief shot of small stripers at dawn in the Spring Lake surf, but was surprised to not even get a hit there this morning despite ideal conditions-- mild with a light NW wind.