El Nino has provided us with the nicest possible March weather, but few anglers seem to be taking advantage of it. Capt. Howard Bogan has room on Saturday's 1 a. m. limited cod trip of the Jamaica from Brielle.
Adam La Rosa reports his Canyon Runner Fleet at Point Pleasant had another record NY Seminar,with more attendees than ever before. http www. operationrestoredwarrior. org La Rosa noted 5 was donated from every ticket sold and then we raffled off Canyon Runner tackle raising 5,150 - which I promised to match out of my own pockets if the NY guys beat the AC guys in money raised at the raffle - which they did!
Today's snow and strong northeast wind provided a grim picture for the weekend, but the north winds are predicted to drop down during Saturday -- and calm down for Sunday, though a big swell could be a problem. As per yesterday's blog, there will be fishing flea markets on Saturday (the Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County at the American Legion in Rochelle Park) -- and Sunday with Berkeley Striper Club at Toms River North Intermediate School.
Summer flounder regulations were already imposed on most of N. J. by the ASMFC as we are incorporated into a region with Connecticut and New York that will have the same limits as last year a five-fluke bag at a minimum of 18 inches. Bob Matthews said there were lots of anglers fishing from the pier and docks at Belmar Marina during the March 1 season opener, though he didn't get any reports from that area which produced lots of big flounder well over the 12-inch minimum and up to just over 4 pounds last fall when the two-flounder limit was easy to come by.
The Canyon Runner Fleet will be fishing commercially for giant tuna out of Morehead City, N. C. starting next week and extend the same offer just as they did last year, when about 100 military and vets were hosted during that fishery. The Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County are running their first Fishing Flea Market on March 5 from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. at the American Legion, 33 West Passaic St. in Rochelle Park.