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Now that we are only days away from the official start (backbays/inlets striped bass fishing)here in New Jersey for 2006,and the anticipation is very high due to the mild winter be have been having,the chances that some fish will be hungry by then is a good bet. I just want to remind everyone that some new laws are in place this year and to the seasoned fishermen some big changes..
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Striped Bass
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces a new recreational size limit for the harvest of striped bass. The new measure maintains New Jersey's compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Fisheries Management Plan for striped bass.

The new requirement signed into law by Governor Richard J. Cody, allows anglers to take two striped bass each day, each equal to or greater than 28 inches. The statute includes the harvest of striped bass in any waters of the state.

The regulations governing recreational striped bass fishing in New Jersey are set by state legislation. Previously, under the former recreational striped bass fishing regulations, New Jersey anglers were allowed to keep one fish each day measuring 24 inches or greater to less than 28 inches and a second fish 34 inches or greater.


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The season for 2006 will run from March 23 through May 21. In addition, the recreational minimum size limit has increased from 11 to 12 inches and the recreational possession limit has changed from no limit to 10 fish.
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So what this really means is the fact that alot of undersize fish will be caught early in the season and the upmost care is needed while fighting,landing and releasing these fish for the future.. Who knows this springs release can be this falls keeper.. Make sure you give these fish a chance...

Good Luck To Everyone Venturing Out Come 3/1/06 and into the Spring.. I will make sure the weekly fishing report threads are updated and anchored on top of this forum through out the entire season..

Thanks,,,

[ 02-22-2006, 12:47 PM: Message edited by: NIGHTSTRIKES ]
 

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Good luck Steve... All systems go.

Anything on the bonus card yet?

[ 02-22-2006, 01:00 PM: Message edited by: HOOKED51 ]
 

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Originally posted by HOOKED51:
Good luck Steve... All systems go.

Anything on the bonus card yet?
No still havn't heard,but I really hope they put something together before the NJ Angler Tourney.
 

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any news on when the bonus tags are being sent out :confused:
 

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Just got off the phone with Fish & Wildlife. I was told nothing has come in from the printers (Bonus Cards)yet.Nothing formally has been finalized as far as how the program will be run,but it should go back to the same format like it was prior to last year where everyone will be eligible for the bonus cards I was told. No time line was given yet on whether they will be issued this Spring,Summer or Fall.. I was told to keep monitoring the website of to call back...
 

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my own theory is that they will make it a "fall thing" again. possibly to keep the #'s down even though we never went over our qouta. just a thought.
Nick
 
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