Capt. Charlie Fornabio, formerly of Belmar, sent the following report from Wabasso, Florida February ended on a windy note after mostly great weather for the month. The wind shut down the inlet snook fishing, but earlier in the week we had a solid day landing 4 oversized snook and the following day landing a few more beauties and a bonus cubera snapper.
Pallone and Bipartisan Members of NJ Delegation Call on Commerce Secretary to Stop Summer Flounder Quota Cuts LONG BRANCH, NJ - This week, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and a bipartisan group from the New Jersey Congressional delegation sent a letter to U. S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross regarding the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) vote to approve devastating restrictions on New Jersey's fishing community. Last week, Pallone announced that he will soon be introducing a bipartisan bill with Rep. LoBiondo to prevent the 2017 and 2018 summer flounder quotas for recreational and commercial fishing from going into effect.
Be sure to take in the Canyon Runner seminar at noon, 3 and 6 p. m. Saturday plus noon and 3 Sunday. There was plenty of sun Wednesday when I joined ex-Edison resident Joe Greco on his 20-foot flat-bottomed boat out of Gulf Trade Marina in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
The following release from the governor's office emphasizes the Christie administration's commitment to maintaining status quo regulations rather then the 19-inch minimum which the ASMFC has imposed The Christie Administration has formally requested the new U. S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, to put a hold on severe restrictions on recreational summer flounder fishing adopted recently by a regional fisheries commission, a move that would effectively cripple the state's fishing industry and have far-reaching impacts on the shore tourism economy, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. Last year's New Jersey regulations allowed recreational anglers fishing to take up to four summer flounder per day that met a minimum, 17-inch length requirement in Delaware Bay.
2017 Winter Report Although there are still a few weeks before spring arrives at the New Jersey shore, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have been busy readying their boats and gear while also re-charging their own batteries. CDATA a. cmp shareicontextlink text-decoration none line-height 20px height 20px color 3B5998 font-size 11px font-family arial, sans-serif padding 2px 4px 2px 20px border 1px solid CAD4E7 cursor pointer background url( static.