Posted on March 8, 2021 More striper activity in NJ The Tackle Box in Hazlet reports there s aleady been school striper activity with bass to 32 inches from Raritan Bay shorelines at Leonardo, Cliffwood Beach and South Amboy. Up Front Bait Tackle in Keyport had their first bass to weigh as Bob Wavro had a 28-incher that went 8.
Indoor fishing flea markets return the next two days at Jackson Crossing, N. J. The morning forecast is for northwest at 15 knots with gusts to 25 before dropping to 10-15 knots Sunday morning with only early gusts to 20.
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.