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.
Posted on March 14, 2020 Old regs in force through March The N. J. DEP wants early anglers to be aware that last year s bluefish and striped bass regulations remain in effect through the end of March. Small craft warnings are up through Saturday morning, with west gusts 25 knots tonight.
Posted on March 12, 2020 Friday looks tough, but weekend may be better Today was a good one for fishing, but Friday may be just the opposite. Rain and fog are on the menu for tomorrow morning, with small craft warnings into Saturday morning.