The National Marine Fisheries Service has shut down the General category tuna fishery plus the commercial component of the Charter category as the seasonal quotas were about to be filled. They also closed the southern region Angling category trophy fishery for the same reason.
Posted on February 12, 2022 Hi-Mar Striper Club seminars start at 8 30 Saturday Anthony Arcabascio opens the free seminars at Saturday s Hi-Mar Striper Club Fishing Flea Market with an 8 30 presentation on how to troll Tony Maja lures. The flea market opens at 8, in the Port Monmouth VFW on Rt. 36.
Posted on February 10, 2022 IGFA approves 2021 world records The International Game Fish Association has approved records set in 2021, plus one one carried over from August 31, 2020 when Hunter Keel (12) boated the male junior category dolphin of 65 pounds after a 17-minute battle in Washington Canyon. The IGFA approved 217 freshwater and 205 saltwater records of which 45 percent were released.
Posted on February 7, 2022 Calming winds may set up fishing this week Northwest winds of 10-15 knots plus gusts to 20 should produce good fishing conditions later this week. Bob Matthews at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina says the cold has shut down most fishing, and the Ocean Explorer is the only boat fishing.
Posted on February 6, 2022 They need a bigger scale at Cabo Catching a 1000-pound game fish is a great challenge, but not being able to find a scale large enough to weigh it has to be a disappointment. There was no question about an IGFA world record as not only did two anglers in a charter party fight the great fish, but they did so on two rods as the marlin hit two baits.
Fishing was off after the recent near-frost cold front, and a southeast wind didn t help as we fished two half-days in Paul s 24-foot Robalo flats boat. Crazy Alberto stuck to casting a small paddle tail and kept picking away at small spotted sea trout (including one keeper) plus ladyfish, while I stuck with bait in hope of finding a bigger fish which I did with a 23 1 2-inch redfish (red drum) on a ladyfish chunk.
Posted on February 4, 2022 Canyon Runner Seminar down to 20 tickets The annual Canyon Runner Seminar will be held Saturday in Harrah s Resort at Atlantic City. I ve attended this seminar in the past and I highly recommend it.