Fish Tale Charters Ocean City NJ Best Fishing Charters

Fish Tale Charters Ocean City NJ Best Fishing Charters

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Fish Tale Charters Ocean City NJ Best Fishing Charters. I hope all of you had a GREAT HOLIDAY. The New Year is just around the corner a few days away. Here’s wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR. In the world of fishing for 2020 there will be some new regulations that will be coming down from the Federal Government as well as the State Government. For example: From the Federal Gov. Striped Bass for next year they are saying we can keep 1 Striped Bass Per Person Per Day. The Striped Bass needs to be at least 28″ to 35″. This is because of the decline of the larger female Stripers. The female Striped Bass grow to be much larger than the male of the species. In order to build the female stock number back to healthy levels this is what they are suggesting. I say suggesting because there is a thing called State Equivalency. Each of the coastal states have the ability thru State Equivalency to fine tune this 2020 Federal Regulation on Striped Bass. The Feds want at least an 18% reduction to the catch totals. In our State of NJ The 2020 regulation the feds have established would mean a 40% cut for NJ. (Each State could be different) Therefore the State Of NJ can play with the numbers to come up with a different regulation yet they need to have a set of regulations for Striped Bass that will equal at least a 18% cut as apposed to the 40% where we stand at this point. The New NJ proposal on the 2020 Striped Bass regulations will not be posted until around the end of February at least. It will be interesting to see what NJ comes up with. Also the Striped Bass Bonus Program that I participate in for each fall may or may not be effected. This is the program that lets us keep a Striped Bass in the Back Bay of at least 24″ but less than 28″. I had a conversation with an individual at the NJ Game Commission who does not think the program will be in jeopardy. I hope not. We will see.

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Fish Tale Charters Ocean City NJ Best Fishing Charters. The Feds have also passed a regulation for the mandatory use of in-line circle hooks when using cut or live bait when fishing for Striped Bass. I think this is long over due. I have always on my boat used Circle Hooks using bait, live or cut. The circle hook greatly reduces the chance the Striped Bass can be gut hooked and likely die on release. The Circle Hook requirement will be implemented by 2021. They are giving states the year to make a push in advertising etc to make the public knowledgeable about Circle hook law. The Circle Hook law is only for Striped Bass implemented by 2021.

All States along the coast are making a push for all anglers either fishing from a boat or by land to be very careful of how Striped Bass are handled before release. Next year there will be many more Stripers released with the new regulations. Remember the 3 R’s for Striped Bass, We need to RELEASE(properly) to REDUCE(mortality) so we can REBUILD(striped Bass)

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Fish Tale Charters Ocean City NJ Best Fishing Charters. The new Flounder regulations as well as the Black Sea Bass regulations will be coming out by the spring. Probably in April at some point. I do not have any idea how these regulations will turn out at this time. As I get information I’ll pass it on to you. STAY TUNED!

Fish Tale Charters Ocean City NJ Best Fishing Charters

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