Posted on March 4, 2021 NJ deciding on fluke cobia regulations this evening The N. J. Marine Fisheries Council is meeting at 5 p. m. to set 2021 regulations for summer flounder and cobia. The only issue on fluke, as noted in recent blogs, involves the season with South Jersey wanting to open as early as possible while northern anglers prefer to hold off in order to get in some late summer fishing that also provides a slightly greater number of fishing days.
Posted on March 1, 2021 Ocean Explorer finds some cod pollack life The ocean was fishable Sunday, and most of the rain held off as anglers on the Ocean Explorer from Belmar closed the blackfish season in hopes of overturning the seasonal pool leaders though none over 6 pounds were caught along with a few cod, pollack and ling (see below). That boat will shift over to the latter species on the next fishable day perhaps Wednesday or Thursday.
Posted on February 28, 2021 Internal waters stripers open March 1 in NJ Though ocean waters are open all year for N. J. striped bass, there is a closure in internal waters which ends on March 1. Don t expect any great fishing in very cold waters, but some anglers will be trying with worms or very small lures.
Posted on February 27, 2021 General category bluefin tuna season shut down today NMFS has announced that the General category giant bluefin tuna season will close at 11 30 tonight since the quota from January through March has been taken. The season will reopen on June 1 with a daily quota of one per boat.
Anglers who fish for striped bass in New York s marine waters south of the George Washington Bridge should contact the Diadromous Fish Unit at sbcaprogram dec. ny. Anglers who fish for striped bass north of the George Washington Bridge in the tidal Hudson River should email hudsonangler dec. ny.
The possible options are as follows Option 1) May 22nd September 19th 121 days (the same as last year)Option 2) May 28th September 28th 124 daysNo other options are available for our 2021 fluke season. With an early season there will be an 18 day gap with little for the inshore and shore based anglers to fish for.
hat comes up every year as the southern portion of the state would like to open in Apil when fluke are already available to them while those to the north don t do well in still cool waters and have striped bass to fish for. There is also much better fluking toward fall in the north, and that s when surfcasters do best with them.
Posted on February 23, 2021 Last chance for NJ fluke comments The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Administration is accepting comments for the 2021 Recreational NJ Summer Flounder Season. No other options are available for the 2021 Recreational NJ Summer Flounder Season.
Posted on February 22, 2021 Bluefish hearings schedule MAFMC and ASMFC to Hold Public Hearings for Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) are seeking public comment on management options under consideration in the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment. We encourage you to visit the Council s Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment web page or the Commission s Public Input web page, where you can read the Public Hearing Document, the Draft Amendment, and watch the public hearing presentation (to be posted by March 12, 2021).