The Weather Vs Angler Participation

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The Weather Vs Angler Participation

But first, striped bass regulations news…

For those who don’t know, The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) took emergency action earlier this month imposing the size limit because Atlantic striped bass are overfished and because of “the unprecedented magnitude” of the fishery's 2022 recreational harvest, which was “nearly double that of 2021,”  Each state was required to adjust their striped bass regulations to one fish between 28 and 31 inches, with no “conservation equivalency” allowed.  The only option besides these new regulations was to go out of compliance, which would have ended up with a moratorium and closed fishery with some pretty stiff fines (even for C&R).  The NJMFC voted 5 to 2 to adopt the new regs.  They will go into effect sometime between now and July 2nd at the latest. 

In the online shop, we added the Tsunami Classic Spinning Rods to the lineup. 

As far as the fishing report goes, the ocean is full of hundreds of thousands of fish just waiting to take your hook.  But the weather the past few days has prevented any anglers from presenting them with the opportunity to take a hook.  Prior to the blow the sand crab bite in the surf was picking up for both striped bass and fluke.  When things settle down, we shall see if it continues. 

Ray’s annual camping trip (#1) is going well.  We understand there is a lot of drinking going on.  Here is a picture of Sean and Ray “relaxing”