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  • 2014-03-21 Ristori Bay Head

    Apologies to Chris Zeman, NJ member of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Zeman won the striped bass award given out by the Saltwater Anglers of Bergen County, but that award was credited to another Chris in Friday's column.
  • 2014-03-21 Ristori Bay Head

    The Jersey Coast Anglers Association (JCAA) is sending letters to both NOAA and Gov. Chris Christie protesting Bullard's actions in regard to winter flounder plus his leadership in forcing summer flounder regionalization on N. J. -- an action that was unanimously opposed in the public hearing here, and which will result in much stricter regulations this year. Shimano's Spheros SW spinners are high-speed models that feature four ball bearings and a roller bearing with a gear system that provides greater power transmission efficiency The Spring Lake Live Liners held their awards dinner Saturday night in the Lobster Shanty, where Tom Brown led the way with a 32-pound striper that was the largest from the surf on an artificial.
  • 2014-03-20 Ristori Bay Head

    Jersey Shore fishing NMFS closing General category bluefin tuna as per following notice HMS NEWS Atlantic Highly Migratory Species News March 13 2014 Subscribe Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery Closing Friday, March 21, 2014 Actions being taken and important dates The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category fishery for large medium and giant BFT (measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater) effective 11 30 p. m. local time on March 21, 2014, until it reopens on June 1, 2014, for the June through August period. Retaining, possessing, or landing large medium or giant BFT by persons aboard vessels permitted in the Atlantic tunas General and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter Headboat categories (while fishing commercially) must cease at 11 30 p. m. local time on March 21, 2014, through May 31, 2014.
  • 2014-03-20 Ristori Bay Head

    Jersey Shore fishing NMFS closing General category bluefin tuna as per following notice HMS NEWS Atlantic Highly Migratory Species News March 13 2014 Subscribe Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery Closing Friday, March 21, 2014 Actions being taken and important dates The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category fishery for large medium and giant BFT (measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater) effective 11 30 p. m. local time on March 21, 2014, until it reopens on June 1, 2014, for the June through August period. Retaining, possessing, or landing large medium or giant BFT by persons aboard vessels permitted in the Atlantic tunas General and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter Headboat categories (while fishing commercially) must cease at 11 30 p. m. local time on March 21, 2014, through May 31, 2014.
  • 2014-03-17 Ristori Bay Head

    The Ocean Explorer, from Belmar Marina, reported cleaner waters Saturday -- and then water temperatures up to 42 degrees on Sunday. A couple of blackfish were released Saturday, when Jose Reyes jigged two cod and dropped two others.
  • 2014-03-15 Ristori Bay Head

    Gary Quon, of Tady Lures in California, is making sure that many anglers will come out ahead on tackle as well as information because he s offering one of his valuable jigs to the first 100 attending my seminar on Raritan Bay-area striped bass fishing at 11 30 tomorrow morning. Tomorrow s seminars begin with Kolias repeating his fluke presentation at 11 a. m. in the theater at the rear of the Exhibit Hall, with Schunke following there with his offshore small boats.
  • 2014-03-15 Ristori Bay Head

    Gary Quon, of Tady Lures in California, is making sure that many anglers will come out ahead on tackle as well as information because he s offering one of his valuable jigs to the first 100 attending my seminar on Raritan Bay-area striped bass fishing at 11 30 tomorrow morning. Tomorrow s seminars begin with Kolias repeating his fluke presentation at 11 a. m. in the theater at the rear of the Exhibit Hall, with Schunke following there with his offshore small boats.
  • 2014-03-14 Ristori Bay Head

    Friday's column as submitted SL3-14-14 RISTORI FOR FRIDAY SALTWATER EXPO ANCHORS IN SOMERSET by Al Ristori The Somerset Saltwater Fishing Expo opens from noon to 8 p. m. today in Garden State Exhibit Center (Exit 10 off I-287), and runs through Sunday. Tomorrow's seminars begin with Kolias repeating his fluke presentation at 11 a. m. in the theater at the rear of the Exhibit Hall, with Schunke following there with his offshore small boats.
  • 2014-03-14 Ristori Bay Head

    Most North Jersey anglers would prefer a later opening so we could stay open to the last date of Sept. 30. Connecticut got approval last year for a16-inch minimum for shore anglers in specific areas, and the ASMFC will allow other states to do the same in regulated areas.
  • 2014-03-14 Ristori Bay Head

    As per Friday's column, the Expo is located in the Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, which is located off Exit 10 of I-287. The many other seminars available on Saturday are listed in Friday's column.

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