Wednesday's joint meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Boards with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council in Baltimore put off a decision on fluke regulations until the next meeting as the addendum is being changed to reflect various concerns. Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) spoke at the meeting about his efforts to convince NOAA Fisheries to postpone any decision on reducing summer flounder quotas until it conducts a new benchmark summer flounder assessment.
Atlanticv Highlands blackfishing December 14 14 December 2016 Capt. Tom Made our 3 4 day blackfishing trip again today. The weather forecast for the next couple of days is for gale force winds so we will not be fishing.
Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park reports small bass have been hitting small plugs and teasers in the surf at sundown. Stephen Sautner noted that his 11-year-old son had fun Saturday morning releasing some of the small bass that were chasing peanut bunkers in the Long Branch surf.
If you plan on making a blackfish trip this week tomorrow is the day to do it. The weather looks good for tomorrow but Thursday and Friday the forecast is for gale force winds so we will not we fishing.