The ASMFC meeting in Virginia finally came up with a summer flounder regulation for 2017, but NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin is standing fast in insisting on status quo regulations pending completion of a new baseline summer flounder stock assessment which many expect will show that species is in much better condition than outdated statistics presently indicate. com shore blogs fishing or updates on the fluke situation as well as other species involved at the ASMFC meeting.
with Blackfish and school Cod while the 200 ft wrecks were loaded with giant Silver eels. Greg Majoram Phila, Pa had a limit of Blackfish up to 9 lbs also 3 Cod and 1 Pollock Ernest Grossman Lavellete, NJ had a limit Blackfish up to 7 1 2 pounds 3 Cod and 4 Ling plus a dozed Silver eels up to 20 pounds.
The sad news of Capt. John M. Connell's passing at just 48 was received today. The Tautog and American Eel boards were meeting today, while the Shad River Herring Board is on at 9 30 a. m. tomorrow -- followed by the Menhaden Board at 2 15.
There were a few legal blackfish and some shorts, but the Ocean Explorer is expecting better results offshore in lighter winds on Tuesday. Sunday's porgy fishing on the Jamaica from Brielle was slower than expected due to strong currents, but there were catches of up to 25 to 30 scup along with a few ling -- and several weakfish.