NJSALTFISH.com

1000's of NJ Saltwater Fishing Reports, Dozens of Sources, Maps, Wrecks, Historical Search

NJ Saltwater Fishing Regulations Overview 2020

name Season Bag Limit Size Limit Notes
Bluefish OPEN 3 No Size Limit Season Closes 2020-12-31 Charter boats limit is 5 per person.
Bonito OPEN No Bag Limit No Size Limit No Closed Season
Cod OPEN 10 22.00 No Closed Season
Fluke CLOSED NA NA
Ling OPEN No Bag Limit No Size Limit No Closed Season
Mackerel OPEN No Bag Limit No Size Limit No Closed Season
Porgy OPEN 50 9.00 No Closed Season
Sea Bass OPEN 15 13.00
Sea Robin OPEN No Bag Limit No Size Limit No Closed Season
Skate OPEN No Bag Limit No Size Limit No Closed Season
Striped Bass OPEN 1 28.00 Season Closes 2020-12-31 Under 38
Tog OPEN 5 15.00
Weakfish OPEN 1 13.00 No Closed Season
Winter Flounder OPEN 2 12.00

Weekly Update (July 9, 2017)

A typical summer weather pattern is settling in to start the week.  Predominant SW wind will dominate at least through Thursday.  Should make for pretty nice ocean conditions most of the week.  As long as the winds stay with a 'W' in the direction and do not become straight south (like happened a few weeks ago) then we should not see any major upwelling.

That means Fluking will be on the improve in the ocean proper.  With warming water temps we are now at about the point of transition where you are better off looking for flatties in the ocean rather than the bay or river.  And of course, bucktailing is now in high gear.

As is usually the case, you will want to focus your effort around structure to pick off the nicer fish.  If you are working structure you should have no problem boating your limit of seabass as well.

Inshore shark fishing - especically at night is now on the upswing.  Browns and Sand Tigers are available.  One particular hot spot year after year is the 'Bathing Beach' area off of Island Beach State Park.  Just do note that this is catch and release fishing only!  Be careful if you are trying this for the first time.  Better yet, look for someone experienced to show you the ropes.

 

 

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Web Analytics