Posted on August 13, 2019 States will select regs to reduce striper mortality The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) issued the following press release after last week s summer meeting Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board Approves Draft Addendum VI for Public Comment Arlington, VA The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (Board) approved Draft Addendum VI for public comment. Since catch and release practices represent a significant component of overall fishing mortality, the Draft Addendum also explores the mandatory use of circle hooks when fishing with bait to reduce release mortality in recreational striped bass fisheries.
Fishing remains the same as you have to pick through the shorts to land a few keeps. The short bite was slower this morning compared to yesterday, however we saw a few more keepers than yesterday's charter.
Headed back out to where we had very good fishing yesterday, not much current but a nice drift. Big John fishing Starboard side hooked into a monster, as the fish came up it got tangled in a rig that was stuck on the bottom, unfortunately it was braid and as the boat drifted away, the braid cut through Johns line sending it back to the bottom to fight another day.
There wasn t much doing this morning when I walked down to the Bay Head surf, though I did see one Spanish mackerel caught. Riley couldn t get them on Gulp, but the hooked fluke up to a 17-incher on the strips.
The Miss Belmar Princess is sailing daily for blues, bonito and mackerel from 7 30 a. m. 2 30 p. m. and every afternoon from 4 30 p. m. 8 30 p. m. for fluke, sea bass and ling. The Royal Miss Belmar is sailing daily from 7 30 a. m. 12 00 p. m. for fluke, sea bass and ling.
Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing August 11 11 August 2019 Capt. Tom Made both morning and afternoon trips again today. On the afternoon trip the conditions were better and we had plenty of short action and more keepers then the morning.