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  • 2020-04-07 Ristori Bay Head

    Since Wildlife Management Areas are lands administered by the DEP. Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on April 02, 2020 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Atlantic Yellowfin Tuna
  • 2020-04-06 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 6, 2020 Keyport waterfront closed After all the traffic noted in yesterday s blog, the police closed the Keyport, N. J. waterfront which attracted crowds during a nice day. There s another nice day coming up as the morning marine forecast is for 5-10 knot southwest winds and 2-3-foot seas.
  • 2020-04-05 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 5, 2020April 5, 2020 Anglers explode onto Raritan Bay Pandemic concerns seem to be cast aside today as anglers frustrated with quarantines took advantage of a calm day to seek out striped bass in Raritan Bay. As a result, he said the arriving boats had to use the Keyport Marina ramp.
  • 2020-04-04 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 4, 2020April 4, 2020 HRFA Striper Derby still on The Hudson River Fisherman s Association Catch, Tag and Release Derby is still on as scheduled from April 17 to May 15. That all-release contest is limited to the Hudson River and associated waterways but excludes Raritan Bay and ocean waters.
  • 2020-04-03 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 3, 2020 Raritan Bay stripers turn on to chunks The solid run of striped bass continues in Raritan Bay, but when Joe Massa went out Wednesday on his My Three Sons from Morgan Marina he found that their preferences had changed. Sunday is looking good so far with a forecast of south winds at a mere 5-10 knots.
  • 2020-04-02 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 2, 2020April 2, 2020 The big one that got away again! However, I did know that the IGFA world record on 30-pound was vacant and it would surely be a world record if the line tested out at 30-pounds or less.
  • 2020-04-01 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 1, 2020 Fishing during the pandemic The New Jersey DEP has officially changed saltwater regulations to one striped bass from 28 to 38 inches. The N. Y DEC has issued the following guidelines Response to COVID-19 A Message to Fishing Charters, Guides and Anglers The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation sent this bulletin on 03 31 2020 12 11 PM EDT Response to COVID-19 A Message to Fishing Charters, Guides and Anglers Fishing Safely This Season New York State is open for fishing and DEC encourages anglers to recreate locally at a nearby waterbody.
  • 2020-03-31 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on March 31, 2020March 31, 2020 Correction to NJ trout Today s blog was misleading as the regulations are the same but DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe was referring to catch-and-release trout fishing, being open in designated areas rather than the complete opener on April 11.
  • 2020-03-30 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on March 30, 2020 NE winds return Northeast winds are back with us tomorrow along with rain. There are both catch, photo and release and catch, photo, tag and release divisions.
  • 2020-03-29 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on March 29, 2020March 29, 2020 Dense fog advisory for the morning Though the wind forecast for the morning is better, along with fairly mild temperatures, the marine forecast includes a dense fog advisory up to 6 a. m. Surprisingly, the forecast doesn t mention that as the morning continues with southwest winds at 5-10 knots. Indeed, that s where Joe Massa found large bass from his My Three Sons out of Morgan Marina on Friday as he had his best release fishing in years as stripers hit both large plastic shads and glomped live bunkers without hesitation.

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