CAA Action Alert from Paul Haertel The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will have a joint meeting in Annapolis, Maryland from December 11 th to December 14 th to discuss a number of fisheries issues, especially fluke on December 12th and sea bass on December 13. In addition to having a presence at the meeting the JCAA will send detailed comments on fluke and sea bass to the above web link.
Capt. Rob Semkewyc says tomorrow is a go for striper jigging on the Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands, and he also expects to have fishable weather through Saturday. Capt. Stan Zagleski took a day off from blackfishing with Elaine B. II out of Bahrs in Highlands to let the sea settle, but will be at it again in the morning.
While there should be lots of good fishing ahead of us, party boat anglers are starting to run out of options. A rough surf with southerly wind forecasts of up to 30 mph seemed to also keep surfcasters home, but a shift to west winds should calm and clear the surf over the next few days -- though it will be a lot colder.