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  • 2021-02-27 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on February 27, 2021 General category bluefin tuna season shut down today NMFS has announced that the General category giant bluefin tuna season will close at 11 30 tonight since the quota from January through March has been taken. The season will reopen on June 1 with a daily quota of one per boat.
  • 2021-02-26 Ristori Bay Head

    Anglers who fish for striped bass in New York s marine waters south of the George Washington Bridge should contact the Diadromous Fish Unit at sbcaprogram dec. ny. Anglers who fish for striped bass north of the George Washington Bridge in the tidal Hudson River should email hudsonangler dec. ny.
  • 2021-02-25 Ristori Bay Head

    The possible options are as follows Option 1) May 22nd September 19th 121 days (the same as last year)Option 2) May 28th September 28th 124 daysNo other options are available for our 2021 fluke season. With an early season there will be an 18 day gap with little for the inshore and shore based anglers to fish for.
  • 2021-02-24 Ristori Bay Head

    hat comes up every year as the southern portion of the state would like to open in Apil when fluke are already available to them while those to the north don t do well in still cool waters and have striped bass to fish for. There is also much better fluking toward fall in the north, and that s when surfcasters do best with them.
  • 2021-02-23 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on February 23, 2021 Last chance for NJ fluke comments The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Administration is accepting comments for the 2021 Recreational NJ Summer Flounder Season. No other options are available for the 2021 Recreational NJ Summer Flounder Season.
  • 2021-02-22 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on February 22, 2021 Bluefish hearings schedule MAFMC and ASMFC to Hold Public Hearings for Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) are seeking public comment on management options under consideration in the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment. We encourage you to visit the Council s Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment web page or the Commission s Public Input web page, where you can read the Public Hearing Document, the Draft Amendment, and watch the public hearing presentation (to be posted by March 12, 2021).
  • 2021-02-21 Ristori Bay Head

    It was breezy, but fishable and bergalls were active on the bottom. The lighter northwest winds didn t last for long, as they shift to southwest tomorrow at 15-20 knots with gusts to 30 and rain.
  • 2021-02-20 Ristori Bay Head

    As a result, the Ocean Explorer from Belmar is planing to sail Sunday for blackfish. I m enjoying the Florida cold snap (down to the 50s), but spending the day in Palm Beach Gardens to welcome my first granddaughter which Cyndi delivered two days ago.
  • 2021-02-19 Ristori Bay Head

    but hopes to fish Sunday 15 to 20 miles offshore to give anglers a shot at the seasonal tautog pool which is currently tied with two10. Sunday s forecast is for for 15-20 northwest to start with before diminishing to 10-15 knots in the afternoon.
  • 2021-02-18 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on February 18, 2021 Michael Criscola II apponted to IGFA Board of Trustees The IGFA has restructured and appointed famed N. J. angler Michael Criscola II to its Board of Trustees as per the following the release IGFA Announces Significant Changes to Board of TrusteesExciting changes follow annual board meeting DANIA BEACH, FL February 18, 2021 The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) recently announced several changes to the Board of Trustees following the organization s annual board meeting, including new leadership in the executive committee and the addition of five new board members. Drawn from across the global recreational angling community, the IGFA Board of Trustees includes business leaders and passionate anglers who have materially contributed to the advancement of ethical, conservation-based sport fishing.

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