The Ocean Explorer from Belmar sailed for jumbo blackfish yesterday, but the wind blew even harder than expected and the seas got too rough as only a pool winner by Howard and a few ling were caught before an early return. Monday s forecast is for northwest winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 before diminishing to 5-10 knots in the afternoon.
It was good to get back out there today,well half the day anyway It got pretty sporty in the afternoon,wind started howling alot harder than expected Fishing was slow again,Howard caught our only pool winning blackfish Deeper water was the only place we found any fish . so overall a slow day .
Jeff was the director of the American Littoral Society fish tagging program at Sandy Hook and a youngish-looking 54. Jeff converted files of tagging cards into computerized information that was especially helpful to NMFS, ASMFC and MAFMC in the early days of fishery management I was an active participant in the ALS tagging program from the beginning, and often fished with Jeff on tagging trips as his efforts led to great increases in tagging and scientific knowledge which will be a lasting testimony to a life well spent even if much too short.
Posted on February 5, 2021 Striped bass management plan to be updated The following release updates striped bass management planning Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Draft Amendment 7 PID for Public Comment The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board approved for public comment the Public Information Document (PID) for Draft Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Striped Bass. The Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board will meet at the Commission s 2021 Spring Meeting in May to consider public comment and provide direction to staff for items to be included in Draft Amendment 7.
Saturday was rough, and poor results didn t discourage an all-star cast on Sunday when conditions were perfect on a flat calm ocean. As a result, whenever the weather is right, the Ocean Explorer will be trying in the usual mid-winter 120-foot depths.