Then next yr the season will be June 6th to Aug. 23rd.but the 18.5" size limit would result in more throw back mortality and that would be more harmful to the fishery
Will this is nice we need everyone that can to show up at the meeting and make there voice heard. Don"t let a poll speak for you!!!!!!!!!I will make sure the NJ marine fisheries council receives the results during the up coming March meeting.
I'd also like to see that. But I doubt it will ever happen!I think 18" is way too big....I would rather see 4 at 17" and a longer season..I know we would never get it but thats what I would like to see..
I think that most people are looking back at how many time the got 6 fish per persons for a boat limit. They are feeling like 4 fish per person is a good day of fishing for most. Six more days to a season is nice and to get some fishing in before the holiday weekend.I can't figure out why people would be voting for May 23 - Sept 6 with a 4 fish bag. Giving up 2 fish out of the bag to gain 6 days at the beginning of the season makes no sense at all to me.
Becareful what you wish for! And I really hope that will never happen!:thumbsup:i voted for #2
i would even go to 2 per man and gain the rest of september.
2 fish per man!!!Becareful what you wish for! And I really hope that will never happen!
i understand that would not be good for business but my crew of family, it would be fine.to come home each weekend with 8 would be plenty for us and i know most will disagree which is fine.Becareful what you wish for! And I really hope that will never happen!
I agree Skip...But you know better then I...You get those nice thick 17" inch fish when you have people on your boat...you tell them you have to throw them back and they look at you like you nuckin futz...:huh:I'd also like to see that. But I doubt it will ever happen!
Got ya. Still got a feeling though that that limit might be faught till the death! That would suck for everyone....well except for youi understand that would not be good for business but my crew of family, it would be fine.
I can understand why some people want the bigger size for a few extra days for money/business reasons, but to me that isn't a good enough reason to bump up the size.
For the people that want it for just fishing reasons, i feel the higher size and longer season only helps those who are fortunate enough to be on the water often/have boats.
It really hurts the people that only manage to get out <5 to 10 a spring/summer.
Remember all of the posts that were like "caught 36 fish with one keeper"? "Caught 24fish, no keepers". I remember a few times the keeper being 18 but under 18.5. at least pulling one or two out wouldn't feel like a total waste for some.
Unless fish stocks are hurting (which everyone feels they aren't) why trade size for a few days?