We had some nice codfish come to the net,Pauly nailed the pool fish on a jigging world jig,Dale had two nice keeper Codfish,and a handful of other keepers as well scattered around the boat. Come on down and take a shot at a nice Codfish!!
The NJOA thanks and supports Representatives Pallone and LoBiondo, along with New Jersey's Sport Fishing Organizations for the prompt and effective actions taken to date to save the recreational summer flounder fishery. Representatives Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ-6) and Frank A. LoBiondo (R-NJ-2) introduced a Summer Flounder Bill to support New Jersey's Saltwater Anglers on 3 7 2017.
3-9-16 Another really nice day offshore. We also had a handful of nice codfish,some pollocks,few thing here and there,pretty much the same as all week,no complaints on a day like today,Heading back offshore tomorrow!Come take a shot a nice codfish!!!
A bipartisan group of congressmen has joined in that effort by sending 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. His father, Ron, rewarded his honor role efforts with a fishing trip to British Columbia last year that resulted in his releasing an estimated 600-pound sturgeon -- and then followed up this winter with a trip to Zihuatenajo, Mexico that produced a blue marlin release estimated at 600 pounds.
The following press release was issued today in recognition of the 125th anniversary of the Division of Fish and Wildlife CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION MARKS 125th ANNIVERSARY OF NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE EVENTS AND PROGRAMS MARKING MILESTONE AND DIVISION'S ONGOING WILDLIFE CONSERVATION WORK PLANNED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TRENTON - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife today is marking its 125th anniversary by rededicating itself to its mission of conserving wildlife and providing recreational opportunities for future generations of hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts. The division's many success stories and ongoing work includes Preservation and management of 122 state wildlife management areas encompassing 349,000 acres for hunting, fishing and enjoyment of nature An award-winning hunter education program that stresses safe and ethical hunting, and culminates in required attendance at a field session to demonstrate knowledge and skills Special youth hunting and free fishing days to introduce novices to these activities A comprehensive management and education program to maintain a healthy and sustainable population of black bears The impressive restoration of bald eagles, ospreys and peregrine falcons once threatened with extirpation in the state because of past use of the pesticide DDT Development and implementation of plans to assess the health of wildlife and their habitats, and to take actions to improve or stabilize potentially at-risk species Efforts to restore and protect populations of endangered species, such as two shorebird species - the piping plover and the red knot Ongoing implementation of the latest methodologies to track wildlife populations and identify their habitats Partnering with leading universities on research projects to better inform decisions on conservation and recovery strategies Management of freshwater fish stocking programs for popular game fish such as trout, muskellunge, channel catfish and walleye Identification and protection of high-quality freshwater fish habitats Management of recreationally and commercially important saltwater fish such as flounder, sea bass, striped bass and bluefish Management of more than 720,000 acres of estuarine and ocean beds for the harvest of clams and oysters The construction of boat ramps, launches and other public fishing access across the state Annual events such as the Pequest Trout Hatchery Open House, the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament, the NJ WILD Outdoor Expo and Garden State Deer Classic A successful Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs program, a unique and nationally recognized program that encourages school-aged children to fish and appreciate the outdoors instead of turning to drugs, alcohol or tobacco Construction of a network of artificial reefs to enhance saltwater fishing Operation of the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery, Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, and the Rockport Pheasant Farm.