Posted on April 20, 2020April 20, 2020 N. J. party boat fleet loses two great ones Two of the great veterans of New Jersey s party boat business have passed away. He was best known as skipper of the large group charter boat Eagle.
Posted on April 19, 2020April 19, 2020 Marinas open from NJ to CT The new coalition of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut governors acting together in selectively reopening the economy as the pandemic shows signs of diminishing took a big step this weekend by reopening marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers in all three states. Small craft warnings are up until midnight for southwest gusts to 30 knots.
Posted on April 18, 2020 July ICAST fishing tackle show cancelled Conditions are slowly improving with the pandemic, but there are still few fishing reports, and the annual fishing tackle show which introduces new tackle to the fishing trade has been cancelled. The annual ICAST event of the American Sportfishing Association was to be held July 14-17 in Orlando, Fl., but with no assurance that social distancing regulations will be down by then a decision had to be made before exhibits were shipped in from all over the world.
Posted on April 17, 2020 A remora record in the family Connor Correll was bottom fishing off Islamorada in the Florida Keys yesterday with his father Todd my nephew on their Sea Vee 39 when he reeled up the biggest remora they d ever seen. Though southwest winds are gusting to 25 knots tonight and some rain is expected, the morning forecast is better with west winds at just 10 knots before switching to northwest with gusts to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Posted on April 16, 2020 N. J. limited to 737 cobia this year New Jersey is on the northern fringe of cobia migrations, and as a result is included with other states seeing few cobia in de minimus status. Those states share a mere 1 of the cobia quota, which results in a recreational allocation for New Jersey of 737 cobia this year.
Posted on April 15, 2020April 15, 2020 NJOA fights to open state parks The New Jersey Outdoor Alliance NJOA has been opposed to the closure of state parks due to the pandemic right from the announcement of the executive order by Gov. org.
Posted on April 13, 2020April 13, 2020 First bluefish report The Fischers not only caught stripers in the river yesterday from their boat in Highlands, but also added the first two bluefish I ve heard of so far. Phil said they caught at least 20 stripers up a 15-pounder.
The marine forecast is only for showers, but land-based forecasts are predicting heavy morning rain along with thunderstorms. A storm warning has been posted for Monday, and south winds are already predicted to gust to 30 knots this afternoon before blowing at 30-40 knots in the morning plus gusts to 50 and 10-15-foot seas.
Posted on April 11, 2020 Manhattan Cup postponed to next year Along with the Olympics and many other events we were looking forward to, the 20th Manhattan Cup has been postponed to next year due to the pandemic. The winds calmed down somewhat today, but it was cold.