After allocating ten percent, but not more than 200,000 pounds of the quota for. Its safe to say he knows a thing or two about casting a line in these waters. South jersey fishermen are held to regulations based on science derived from the new york area, that calls for a 19. Striped bass and winter flounder seasons are back open in new jersey. The notice allowed the recreational summer flounder season to open on friday, may 22, 2015. Regulations last year 2014 from 2015 marine digest, pdf, 275kb. Nj fishing regulations 2020 nj salt fish new jersey. Summer flounder management and the south jersey tourist economy will be significantly enhanced with regional option 3a.
Summer flounder fluke information njdep division of fish. The final day of founder season in new jersey will be sept. It is revered by a hardcore contingent of flounder specialist anglers, appreciated by the angling masses and renowned for its. Keeper striped bass, flounder landed the first day of n.
New jersey marine fisheries council will decide on black sea bass options at meeting on thursday. New jersey recreational marine regulations apply to all fish species when they are possessed in state waters or landed in new jersey regardless of where they are caught. Recreational saltwater fishing regulations nys dept. May 21, 2015 new jersey department of environmental protection commissioner bob martin signed a notice of administrative change to open the recreational summer flounder season on. Any reduction would be in addition to the 27 recreational quota reduction new jersey had to implement after successfully fighting off a proposed 59 percent reduction in 2015. Second time fishing in new jersey its not good as the first time ive been fishing about 5 hour just caught 1 keeper. In the delaware bay and its tributaries, there is a 17inch minimum, threefish limit and 104day season. The summer flounder fluke season in new jersey marine waters will. Apr 18, 20 new jersey flounder season extended to sept. Assemblyman sam fioochi has introduced a resolution to ensure that all recreational fisherman are in the same boat when it comes. Think the area from beaufort down to emerald island is also closed to gill netting for flounder. Fluke season extended by 8 days by otw staff july 12, 20 the new jersey marine fisheries council voted to extend summer flounder fluke season by 8 days yesterday, changing the official close date from september 16th to september 24th.
Fishing rules and regulations the fisherman magazine. Summer flounder is one of the most sought after commercial and recreational fish along the atlantic coast. The preliminary 2015 summer flounder coastwide commercial quota is 10,740,000 pounds, a 230,000 pound increase from 2014. New jersey fighting cuts to summer flounder recreational. New jersey department of environmental protection commissioner bob martin signed a notice of administrative change to open the recreational summer flounder season on friday, may 22, 2015.
We have a message board where people share fishing information and up to the minute fishing reports as well as photos and videos of their catch. Black sea bass are measured from the tip of the snout or jaw, with. This results in a new jersey commercial quota of 1,796,264. Jan, 2016 on january 7 at the stafford township municipal building in manahawkin, nj, the atlantic state marine fisheries commission asmfc presented a set of new regulatory options for the 2016 summer flounder season, one which includes creating a specific new jersey delaware bay region. If had to choose only season to flounder fish it would be spring and one month it would be april. New jersey hunting, fishing and other wildlife related regulations. The problem was solved when new york agreed to give one of its fishing days to new jersey. On january 7 at the stafford township municipal building in manahawkin, nj, the atlantic state marine fisheries commission asmfc presented a set of new regulatory options for the 2016 summer flounder season, one which includes creating a specific new jersey delaware bay region. Jul 09, 2015 new jersey register publication from monday, june 15, 2015. In 2008, the season started on march 23 and ended on may 21 and the loss of four solid weeks of fishing, down to a twomonth season, can be detrimental at best. Apr 09, 2015 the board maintained its winter flounder commercial and recreational management measures for the inshore waters of the gulf of maine gom and the southern new englandmidatlantic snema for the 2015 fishing season due to continued concerns regarding the low population level of winter flounder.
New jersey wins in effort to ease summer flounder quotas secretary of commerce wilbur ross approves states rules for fishing the species. All state lands, including wildlife management areas, were closed to hunting of black bears as of august 30, 2018 per administrative order 201824 and will remain closed for the 2019 season. Thats why the fisherman posts the current size and bag limits, seasons and licensing information covering all your favorite local species. For the most current regulations, go to or call the marine fish listenonly information line at 609 2922083. New jersey pushes for alternative fluke plan as season. Despite new jersey not falling in line with the regional regulations, the summer flounder season still opened on may 25 and will end on sept. Brigantine has a long, fishable jetty on the south end, over looking the revel casino hotel and absecon inlet. Flounder fishing with russ alan and al ivany dep podcast socioeconomic impact assessment of the summer flounder harvest restrictions in new jersey pdf, 260kb reducing discard mortality is crucial. Njdep news release 1750 new jersey summer flounder. For greater new jersey waters, the state had proposed an 18inch minimum, threefish limit and a 104day season for the summer flounder. The atlantic states marine fisheries commissions summer flounder, scup and black sea bass management board approved addendum xxvi to the summer flounder and black sea bass fishery management plan, continuing adaptive regional management for the 2015 recreational summer flounder. May 21, 2015 may 21, 2015 new jersey department of environmental protection commissioner bob martin signed a notice of administrative change to open the recreational summer flounder season on. In the southern nj area our great baytuckerton bay area in particular, the winter flounder fishing generally starts to.
Whenever a sea turtle is caught in a net the dmf shuts down the commercial gill net fishery for flounder. Georges bank, southern new englandmidatlantic, and gulf of maine. Despite all of the options proposed for the 2015 summer flounder season, things will look pretty much the same as last year, with new jersey managed in the same region as new york and connecticut. Assemblyman sam fioochi has introduced a resolution to ensure that all recreational fisherman are in. The georges bank stock spawning stock biomass a measure of the amount of winter flounder in the population that can reproduce has been increasing since 2005. A historical look at new jersey saltwater fishing regulations. Scott newhall holds a flounder his son, alex, boated in july 2015 while. The atlantic states marine fisheries commissions summer flounder, scup and black. Apr 04, 2015 after hearings, postponements and what seemed like a never ending quest to establish the 2015 new jersey summer flounder and black sea bass regulations, new jersey department of environmental protection commissioner bob martin has signed a notice of administrative change. Flounder permit holders of the annual season allocations. Currently, summer flounder season is open until sept. Regulations were last changed on march 31, 2020, and are subject to change at any time. Mar 02, 2017 the summer flounder season in new jersey typically runs from may through september, concurrent with the peak tourism season.
At this time the min length for flounder is 15 inches and has been that way for the past couple of years. But at the same time, new york is proposing to lengthen its flounder fishing season fivefold, from 60 to 306 days march 1dec. The new jersey marine fisheries council, along with the states division of fish and wildlife, recently adopted changes to regulations for fluke, scup and winter flounder. If this proposal is approved the the minimum size summer flounder for the delaware bay will be between 16 and 17. Sea bass and bonus program top agenda at council meeting. Always remember to follow the new jersey fishing regulations. Summer flounder are mainly caught in bottom otter trawls, but are also taken by pound nets and gillnets in estuarine waters. The new jersey summer flounder aka fluke regulations are season may 22th to september 19, 2020. Fishing rules and regulations seem to change with the tide these days, and they vary greatly from state to state. Flounder numbers are looking pretty good this year and perhaps its due to last years hurricane along with much stiffer regulations on commercials and recs. The southern flounder paralicthys lethostigma is an extremely important fish in texas and along the gulf coast. The winter flounder season used to start on march 1 and extend until may 31, with a fall season usually starting on august 1. New jerseys flounder season starts thursday with 18inch limit.
Unfair summer flounder regs could change for south jersey anglers. Brigantine fishing is great on the north end, and anglers enjoy a whole lot of fishable waters inbetween as well. Summer flounder season to start thursday, may 25 with 18inch minimum size intact dep news release, 52417 the shore based enhanced fishing opportunity program program for summer flounder at island beach state park ibsp will begin thursday, may 25, in 2017. New jersey officials asked a federal commission this week to consider an alternative set of flounder measures, just weeks before the opening of the fluke season. May 21, 2015 new jersey department of environmental protection commissioner bob martin signed a notice of administrative change to open the recreational summer flounder season on friday, may 22, 2015. Anyways the indicators this year do not warrant another 60% reduction in flounder landings as.
The size and possession limits for summer flounder. Nj summer flounder fluke regulations written by rod houck thursday, 01 march 2012 21. Mar 21, 2015 unfair summer flounder regs could change for south jersey anglers. Mar 28, 2017 the summer flounder season in new jersey typically runs from may through september, concurrent with the peak tourism season. Measure fish from tip of snout to tip of tail except black sea bass and sharks. New jersey marine fisheries council galloway public library. New jersey wins in effort to ease summer flounder quotas wsj. Popular with anglers looking for flounder fishing charters in new jersey capt.
Welcome to the charter boat page, your number one source for new jersey charter boat information. Note regulations on this page apply to gulf flounder, southern flounder, summer flounder and fringed flounder. Nj summer flounder season hits a snag two river times. As determined by new jerseys commercial summer flounder landing records, the new jersey division of fish and wildlife anticipates the 2015 season 3 mayjune directed quota of,595 pounds of summer flounder will be landed by saturday, june 6, 2015.
Summer flounder is new jerseys most popular recreational saltwater species. Mark is an experienced captain who has been fishing these local waters for over 40 years. Winter flounder season could see 5fold jump outdoornews. New jersey 2015 summer flounder by zone by kensdock january 26, 2015 0 comments the asmfc is considering a proposal to create 2 summer flounder rules sets for new jersey. Cleaning or filleting at sea of fish with a minimum size limit is prohibited. Unfair summer flounder regs could change for south jersey. The preliminary 2016 summer flounder coast wide commercial quota is 8,120,000 pounds, a 2,620,000 pound reduction from 2015. Once the water temps get in their comfort range of high 40s low 50 s is when they will be most active. Jul 25, 2017 second time fishing in new jersey its not good as the first time ive been fishing about 5 hour just caught 1 keeper. The summer flounder season in new jersey typically runs from may. Anglers participating in the ibsp program must follow the following regulations. Delaware bay, includes all new jersey waters within the delaware bay and tributaries west of the colregs line from cape may point light to cape henlopen. This letter shall serve as notice regarding the 2016 new jersey commercial summer flounder quota, seasons, and trip limits. The division of fish and wildlife encourages anglers to follow these techniques.
Before heading out, check here for a statebystate breakdown of current restrictions to ensure youll be in compliance no matter how, when or. New jersey saltwater fishing regulations on the water. Galloway township the new jersey marine fisheries council on thursday compromised in a vote that will extend the summer flounder season by eight days this year. Shorebased enhanced fishing opportunity program for summer. Flounder season in new jersey extended 8 days news. Summer flounder regulations for delaware bay in new jersey are a 17inch minimum size limit and 3fish possession limit. This letter shall serve as notice regarding the 2015 new jersey commercial summer flounder quota, seasons, and trip limits. Summer flounder is found in inshore and offshore waters from nova scotia, canada, to the east coast of florida. Flounder regulations, a region shift for south jersey. New jersey saw the largest reduction, with new york coming in second with a 14 percent decrease in their limit.
Apr 22, 2015 new jersey saltwater fishing regulations. Shorebased enhanced fishing opportunity program for. Summer flounder management and the south jersey tourist economy will be. Summer flounder season to start thursday, may 25 with 18inch. Njdep new jersey department of environmental protection.
Current new jersey regulations allow recreational anglers fishing in most parts of the state to keep summer flounder that are at least 18 inches long, at a maximum of five fish per day. Jan 26, 2015 new jerseys summer flounder can not be managed effectively without area specific regulations zones. Dave wanted to catch a few fluke for dinner whereas i wanted to land a northern stargazer for. On may 18, martin approved the 18inch minimum, threefish limit and 104day season for new jersey. Summer flounder season is closed when winter flounder is open, and they are not the same fish. Modification of recreational summer flounder season and commercial summer flounder trip limits pdf. Summer flounder is new jersey s most popular recreational saltwater species. New jersey comprehensive black bear management policy, 2015 pdf, 330kb. The size and possession limits for summer flounder remain 18 inches and 5 fish per day respectively. May 31, 2018 may 26th, 2018 my friend dave and i went down to the new jersey shore for some saltwater fishing. Saltwater anglers must comply with the requirements of the new jersey saltwater recreational registry program.1037 20 681 473 634 435 565 1421 799 895 91 731 814 362 160 698 1121 506 1282 12 888 360 870 59 1481 831 1189 228 213