Posted on February 11, 2021 Bonito sheepshead records set in NY The NY DEC has granted new state records for bonito and sheepshead as noted in the following release DEC ANNOUNCES NEW STATE MARINE FISHING RECORDS FOR BONITO AND SHEEPSHEADFall 2020 Catches at Atlantic Beach Reef and Reynolds Channel Set New RecordsNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced new state records for Atlantic bonito (Sarda sarda) and sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) in the marine and coastal district waters of New York. From the Atlantic Ocean to coastal bays and tidal rivers, New York s marine waters offer exceptional saltwater fishing opportunities and I m excited to congratulate Matthew Kessinger and James Torborg for setting these new State records for bonito and sheepshead, Commissioner Seggos said.
Posted on February 10, 2021 ASMFC to consider exceptions to circle hook requirement for striper fishing The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is looking into the possibility of making some practical exceptions to its requirement that circle hooks be used with natural baits for striper fishing in order to reduce angling mortality. That method is very popular in New England, and I ve never heard of a striper swallowing the long tube after hitting the worm on the hook.
Posted on February 9, 2021 NJ Governor s Cup Surf Fishing Tournament coming back on May 23 After becoming another victim of the pandemic, the N. J. Governor s Cup Surf Fishing Tournament is coming back in 2021 on Sunday, May 23 at Island Beach State Park. Ric Gross of Point Pleasant got a rare Florida fishing thrill catching a wahoo while sailing aboard Deja Vu from Pompano Beach to 400-foot depths off Deerfield Beach.