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 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.
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!
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?