Posted on March 25, 2020 Some easy reading for tough times With seemingly nothing but bad news being thrown at us every day, it s nice to be able to savor some inspiration from fellow anglers about our favorite sport. The Angler s Book of Favorite Fishing Quotations is a small format hard cover from Hatherleigh Press that s distributed by Penguin Random House.
Shore fishing should be fine as fishing distancing for casting is greater than social distancing. Posted on March 24, 2020March 24, 2020 Time to discuss easing fluke rules Though fishing is legal in N. J. and N. Y. at this point, it s likely that regulations relating to the pandemic will greatly impact the sport this year.
Posted on March 23, 2020 A perfectly miserable day As noted yesterday, it didn t look good for today and that is exactly what happened. There is another temporary drop to 5-10 knots in the afternoon, but rain arrives again after midnight and Wednesday doesn t look good.
Posted on March 22, 2020March 22, 2020 Uncertainty about fishing The striped bass fishery is underway, but there s a lot of uncertainty about whether we ll be able to fish. I ll try to get more detailed info tomorrow.
Posted on March 21, 2020 Raritan Bay stripers ready for the weekend The spring striped bass run in Raritan Bay is right on time, along with lots of bunkers that should keep them there. New Jersey state parks and Wildlife Management Areas are open for fishing, but the offices are closed and rest rooms not available.
The new N. J. striper regulation will allow just one bass from 28 to 38 inches, which means that the really big bass must be released. Posted on March 19, 2020March 19, 2020 Be ready to figure out the weight of your trophy striper As of April 1, N. J. anglers will no longer be able to keep their striper of a lifetime, but they can still determine a commonly-accepted estimate of their trophy s weight with nothing more than a retractable tape in their pocket.
Posted on March 18, 2020 Large stripers turn on in Raritan Bay It isn t even April yet, but large stripers have turned on to lures in Raritan Bay. Joe Massa made a short trip yesterday afternoon with his My Three Sons from Morgan Marina.
Posted on March 17, 2020March 17, 2020 Correction to bluefish comments address The e-mail address in yesterday s blog for comments on bluefish not submitted at last month s bluefish scoping hearings was incorrect. Your bluefish comments can be submitted prior to midnight.
The e-mail address for bluefish is mseeley asmfc. Posted on March 16, 2020 Tomorrow is last day for fluke bluefish comments March 17 is the last day for submitting comments to the ASMFC relative to the recent scoping hearings on both bluefish and fluke.
Posted on March 15, 2020 More striper signs We re still not up to what s become the normal April start of the spring striper run in Raritan Bay, but there have been a few encouraging signs. Presumably, that was by trolling in Raritan Bay, but I ll have to confirm that tomorrow.