That plan involves losing some days at the end of the season in order to preserve an 18-inch minimum with three fish from May 25 to Sept. 5 -- plus the exemptions for Delaware Bay (three at 17 inches) and Island Beach State Park (two at 16 inches) that we had last year. Matthews reports from Fisherman's Den in Belmar Marina that Shark River is loaded with fluke waiting for the season to open The Jamaica II from Brielle had good ling fishing and a few cod during Wednesday's 12-hour wreck trip.
SEABASS OPENS MAY 26TH Wednesday, May 17, 2017 May 26th is the opener for Seabass and we have been tossing back a lot of large government discarded Seabass, so we expect a good opening day. We will see you for the opening day.
We started out where we were yesterday. we anchored up and caught two shorts pretty quick. We left the area and found some blues. I wasn't happy with what i saw so I went in search of greener pastures, Unfortunately all I found was mud.
Plenty of life on the bottom,really nice sea bass kept you on your toes while trying to catch some ling. Few guys had 4- 6 nice fat ling mixed between and we also threw back quite a few nice blackfish to.