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NJ Fisheries council has approved a 3 fish 16 inch daily limit for fluke caught -Just.. on IBSP...
BUT -- it appears that if you decide to keep a 16 incher then you would be LIMITED to JUST 3 Fluke at 16" +, giving up the right to catch 5 at 18 inches. AND - you have to catch them from LAND ONLY -- no boats or kayaks! They are anticipating signing this into law (2014 regs) on June 1. YOU would ALSO have to have them taken to a 'station' for scale samples and such as part of a special research - much like you would do for a BONUS Striper. The State isalso planning to hire Part Time people to 'collect' your 16 inch flounder at various locations within the Park so as to not Inconvenience you too much for you to transport your 3 fluke to an official B+T shop to do the sampling and such. Conneticut started this 'program' a couple years with 1 fluke at 16 inch at 1 or 2 locations within the state -- it has now grown to 5 fluke at 16 inches today and many more areas. ?????!!!:confused:

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It would be nice if it were adjusted to say,from any shoreline,bay,river,inlet and such as long as caught from shore... I thought it was two fluke not three though... I guess it's a start
 

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Odd isn't that where the Governors Fishing Tournament is, God does Jersey suck. What about the rest of the state they should be up in arms. :fighting::fighting:
 

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They 'relaxed' the fluke rules for the Governor's Tournament a few years ago, any one remember that?
 

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The fact that people are b!tching shows pure ignorance. This is the start of a program that would offer great benefits to land based anglers. The program in connecticut has grown to include 20+ locations.
 

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For those aquaiting the main reason of the location being politics you may be right. You can not ignor the fact that IBSP is a one way in, one way out Island which makes the program easier to monitor. As long as people do not abuse the program and take greater than a 3 fish bag ( with one or more in the 16-18.49" range) it should be expanded next year. If you do not like the 3 fish bag limit there is nothing stopping you from taking 5 @ 18.5" while at IBSP.
 

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NJ Fisheries council has approved a 3 fish 16 inch daily limit for fluke caught -Just.. on IBSP...
BUT -- it appears that if you decide to keep a 16 incher then you would be LIMITED to JUST 3 Fluke at 16" +, giving up the right to catch 5 at 18 inches. AND - you have to catch them from LAND ONLY -- no boats or kayaks! They are anticipating signing this into law (2014 regs) on June 1. YOU would ALSO have to have them taken to a 'station' for scale samples and such as part of a special research - much like you would do for a BONUS Striper. The State isalso planning to hire Part Time people to 'collect' your 16 inch flounder at various locations within the Park so as to not Inconvenience you too much for you to transport your 3 fluke to an official B+T shop to do the sampling and such. Conneticut started this 'program' a couple years with 1 fluke at 16 inch at 1 or 2 locations within the state -- it has now grown to 5 fluke at 16 inches today and many more areas. ?????!!!:confused:

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I believe it is 2 fish and not 3
 

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It is 2 fish and it is 16+. It is not a big deal though. Check them in at the gate and fish elsewhere after they tag them.

Think of it this way... You have 3 18+ and want an easy limit... Check them in at the gate, get two more at 16+ and there ya go. This program grew in connecticut and eventually they got to the point where you could keep 5 from land with two being 16+. If we get there it is a huge win for jettie and land based anglers like myself.
 

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Not sure why anyone would be upset at this. This is an excellent start and about time. There is no reason why someone who fishes from the land in 5-15 feet of water should be held to the same regulations as a guy in a 50 foot boot fishing in 50 feet of water.

At the end of the day the guy in the 50 footer is taking a lot more pounds of fish out of the stock easily on average. It's time that they lighten up regulations to allow landbase fishermen to bring home more fish.

These rules should be eventually be applied to ALL land base fishing.
 

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]The fact that people are b!tching shows pure ignorance. This is the start of a program that would offer great benefits to land based anglers. The program in connecticut has grown to include 20+ locations.


you have to be kidding me ? eventually we will have pay per fish a this rate. You just cant go out and catch a fish anymore- Maybe we should have zones like the turkey and deer zones.............pay for a tag and we will let you harvest .
 
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