Though the brutal cold will put a big dent in saltwater fishing effort, offshore anglers are getting in their last shots at sea bass before the season closes at the end of the month while blackfishing closer to shore continues and stripers remain a possibility until ocean water temperatures drop much further. Capt. Bob Bogan will try to get back out for stripers after Friday's offshore sea bass trip.
Paul Haertel of the JCAA provided the following update on the sea bass situation Sea Bass Update - Important NJMFC ASMFC Hearing on 1 4 18 By Paul Haertel, JCAA Board Member Past President The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council (NJMFC) will meet at 4 PM on Thursday, 1 4 18, at the Galloway Township Branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, New Jersey. Then at the same location, at 6 30 PM, our Bureau of Marine Fisheries (NJBMF) in conjunction with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries (ASMFC) will have a public hearing pertaining to Addendum XXX for black sea bass.
OPEN BLACKFISH WED 12 27 - SUNDAY 12 31 Details Created on Tuesday, 26 December 2017 23 12 Written by Capt. Ron We have 2 spots left for tomorrow (Wednesday) for blackfish 135 person tip Also have a few openings the rest of the week as well. Call for a spot 7328415041 Wednesday 12 27 - 2 spots Thursday 12 28 - 6 spotsFriday 12 29 - 2 spots Sunday 12 31 - 6 spots
Capt. Rob Semkewyc tried to get in a last trip today with his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands, but both the weather and the fish were uncooperative. Once we made the turn to head down the beach it was pretty nice with the wind at our back and the beach protecting us from the seas.
Once we made the turn to head down the beach it was pretty nice with the wind at our back and the beach protecting us from the seas. It was a very good fall with the Stripers this year the weather was nice most days and that super late run of big fish put the icing on the cake.
As noted in last night's blog, Tuesday will be the last trip of the season for the Sea Hunter out of Atlantic Highlands. They left plenty of stripers before Christmas, so the jigging should be productive after they sail at 7 30 a. m. The blackfish boats should also be taking advantage of a good forecast before very cold temperatures move in.