Posted on March 4, 2021 NJ deciding on fluke cobia regulations this evening The N. J. Marine Fisheries Council is meeting at 5 p. m. to set 2021 regulations for summer flounder and cobia. The only issue on fluke, as noted in recent blogs, involves the season with South Jersey wanting to open as early as possible while northern anglers prefer to hold off in order to get in some late summer fishing that also provides a slightly greater number of fishing days.
Posted on March 1, 2021 Ocean Explorer finds some cod pollack life The ocean was fishable Sunday, and most of the rain held off as anglers on the Ocean Explorer from Belmar closed the blackfish season in hopes of overturning the seasonal pool leaders though none over 6 pounds were caught along with a few cod, pollack and ling (see below). That boat will shift over to the latter species on the next fishable day perhaps Wednesday or Thursday.
Posted on February 28, 2021 Internal waters stripers open March 1 in NJ Though ocean waters are open all year for N. J. striped bass, there is a closure in internal waters which ends on March 1. Don t expect any great fishing in very cold waters, but some anglers will be trying with worms or very small lures.
Posted on February 27, 2021 General category bluefin tuna season shut down today NMFS has announced that the General category giant bluefin tuna season will close at 11 30 tonight since the quota from January through March has been taken. The season will reopen on June 1 with a daily quota of one per boat.