Parker Pete 15 Lbs 28 Blackfish 13 December 2016 Parker Pete Today was a maintenance day for the crew of Parker Petes . We got done kinda early so we decided with the nice weather to go stick a few blackfish .
Following is a report from the Jersey Coat Anglers Association At the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) meeting yesterday in Baltimore, the Council voted to approve Special Management Zone (SMZ) status for our artificial reefs. This is a crucial step in the process to have all fishing pots removed from the 13 New Jersey reefs located in federal waters.
After that the winter schedule starts with Wednesday and Sunday trips at 3 a. m. -- and Saturdays at 3 a. m. Jay Amberg reported there was no one fishing at Sea Girt this morning in rain and discolored waters. Miss Belmar Princess saw stripers on top Sunday, and also read plenty of them, but caught only a few each drift as they seemed to be turned off by the cold water.
Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 11 11 December 2016 Capt. Tom Made our 3 4 day blackfishing trip again today. As of now the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday looks good so make your trip on one of those days.
Today we had a nice group of EB II blackfishers aboard on a very nice day with just a light breeze. We were able to sit on one drop all day and we picked and slugged away on the usual mix of keepers and shorts.