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NJ Fishing Regulations Species Overview 2017

name Season Bag Limit Size Limit Note
Porgy OPEN 50 9.00 No Closed Season

Latest NJ Porgy Reports

  • 2017-03-23 Ristori Bay Head

    As waters warm up again, the striper nite on clams should resume in Raritan Bay, and boat fishing with clams in the back of the bay usually gets started by the end of March. This Wednesday's trip only produced a couple of almacos and three mutton snappers in poor conditions with little current.
  • 2017-03-02 Ristori Bay Head

    The following release from the governor's office emphasizes the Christie administration's commitment to maintaining status quo regulations rather then the 19-inch minimum which the ASMFC has imposed The Christie Administration has formally requested the new U. S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, to put a hold on severe restrictions on recreational summer flounder fishing adopted recently by a regional fisheries commission, a move that would effectively cripple the state's fishing industry and have far-reaching impacts on the shore tourism economy, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. Last year's New Jersey regulations allowed recreational anglers fishing to take up to four summer flounder per day that met a minimum, 17-inch length requirement in Delaware Bay.
  • 2017-02-24 Ristori Bay Head

    If Point Pleasant captains can't fish at home, they just take their rods to other waters. home -- along with fellow Greater Point Pleasant Charter Boat Association member Capt. Pete Grimbilas.
  • 2017-02-23 Ristori Bay Head

    My other nephew, Bob Correll of Bay Head, was also aboard along with Todd's son Connor and nephew Nico from Long Island as we fished for three days and managed to release eight Atlantic sailfish plus quite a few large little tunny (known as bonito in the south) that also attacked our trolled balao. I had some warning about the slow season, as Tank Matraxia of Lyndhurst had been down there a couple of weeks earlier to fish aboard the Sea Hag from N. J. when they got shut out one day.
  • 2017-02-19 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Howard Bogan reported We had very good fishing for jumbo porgies on the Saturday offshore trip. The Ocean Explorer from Belmar had a nice day on the ocean Saturday with good bottom life to keep everyone working at it as two legal blackfish were hooked along with a few shorts, some cod and a jigged pollock.
  • 2017-02-16 Ristori Bay Head

    NOAA Fisheries issued a warning to New Jersey fishermen a few years ago warning them that they'd better learn how to fish for red drum as climate change would be sending southern species further to the north. There was no indication in the NOAA Fisheries prediction that the fisheries scientists there are aware that the Central Jersey Shore was the place to be for red drum anglers a century ago -- and that their reappearance would only be a return to the norm of a hundred years ago.
  • 2017-02-09 Ristori Bay Head

    Joe Greco retired from his home in Edison 26 years ago to live in Ft. Myers, Florida, and has been satisfied with leaving the stripers and fluke behind for the much greater diversity of fishing in tropical waters. The Miami International Boat Show includes lots of fishing tackle, and draws many from N. J. during its run from Feb. 16 to 19 at the Miami Marine Stadium, Park Basin.
  • 2017-02-06 Ristori Bay Head

    The Jamaica from Brielle reported water temperatures remain around 50 degrees on the far offshore wrecks that produced some catches close to the limit during Saturday's weekly 2 a. m. trip, along with a few ling. Rain is predicted for Tuesday, followed by gusty south winds that may wipe out fishing for a few days.
  • 2017-02-03 Ristori Bay Head

    Joe Greco developed plenty of fishing experience while living in Edison and running his boat for stripers and fluke in the Raritan Bay area, but he's been retired to Ft. Myers, Florida for 16 years and doing pretty well in a much different fishery with his 21-foot flat-bottomed skiff that can navigate the shallowest inshore waters. The Jersey guy was a hero when he returned to Gulf Star Marina in Ft. Myers Beach with the big cobia in his small boat.

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