It could have been worse. I wonder if there will be more outlaws this year...Hmmmmbay bee said:The N. J. Marine Fisheries Council, on thursday, announced the new regulations: 18" minimum and a season from May 24 to September 7. My reaction . What's yours?
SEPTEMBER IS THE BEST MONTH IN THE BAY. ANCHOR UP AND CATCH 14-20 INCH WEAKIES-SEA BASS -CROAKERS-CRABS - SMALL BLUES AND THE OCCASIONAL FLOUNDER ALL WITH OUT MOVING.ALL WITH OUT BURNING ANY FUEL.killerbee said:What to do from Sept 7 to thanksgiving??????
The commercial quota gets slashed the same amount the recreational quota gets slashed. Commercial minimum size is 14". People often complain about this, but they don't understand that short fish in a net are released dead. Where they drag, the number of fish under 14" is a fraction of a percent of their landings. If you up the size for them, you increase discards. The 1st quarter commercial season lasted under 20 hours.stripersfullofaces said:I don't totally agree with the decision they made either, however, i feel that alot could be solved by tighting the commercial limits. a ten inch flounder should not be allowed to be kept by any one.