Archives for February 2014

Fluke regulations

I am sorry but I will not be able to atend the NJ marine council meeting on March 6th as I don’t get back from a cruise in time
IF you want your voice heard on the 2014 regulations you should try to attend the meeting that will be held on March 6th at 4pm at Galaway Twp Library
Dealing with Fishing Regulations cannot be a SPECTATOR SPORT and to make a difference you need to PARTICIPATE
I have had disccusions with numerous key people on the subject and I will be on the Shep on Fishing radio show this Sat at 7am on WOND 1400 to discuss further on possibilty of Splitting the State for Fluke fishing

South Jersey Fluke fishermen —-read on

You may or may not know NJ has been screwed by efforts of NY politicians and ASMFC has going to regionaliztion for Fluke . NJ was put into the NY/Conn region .Nj fluke fishery is much different north vs south. The new size for 2014 is tentativley set at 18″ and this could still change up or down, with 4 fish bag and 128 days
Given the State is so different this writer believes we need to split the State with north half going to NY region and south going into Delaware region
Fluke on average are smaller in southern half of State as their migration pattern is slightly north each year after spawning well oof shore . South Jersey is more in line with Delaware
Delaware Bay will be a mess under regions and will have Delaware fisherman keeping 16″ fish and Nj based fisherman 18″ with both fisherman basically fishing same areas
NJ Marine Council meets Thursday March 6th at 4pm at Gallaway library to set NJ 2014 regulations. THEY NEED to hear from South Jersey Fisherman so if able to attend please do.
Also it would not hurt to write to Congressman Lobiondo and voice an opinion,he has help in the past
NJ Fluke fisherman ,it is time for action, being a spectator will not help, you need to get involved and make a difference
As issues come up leading up to meeting I will try to Post.. I may be on the Shep on Fishing radio show which airs at 7am on WOND on Feb 22nd ,if so I will post

LEGEND RETIRES

LONG TIME FISHING LEGEND from Sea Isle,Strathmere area and owner of MY WIFE’S BAIT AND TACKLE BILL (rodmaker ) ALEXANADER RETIRED and sold his Bait and Tackle shop to his Manager Cameron. Bill was and still is a wealth of fishing knowledge and he will be missed by those of us who have benefitted from his vast fishing fishing knowledge. Hopefully he will be stopping in the shop from time to time to continue to pass that knowledge on
The new name for the shop located on Sea Isle Blvd across from WAWA will be Boulavard Bait and Tackle and is being remodeled for a plan opening April 1
The same freshest bait and latest fishing information will be available as new Owner Cameron has studied under the old master Bill (rodmaker) Alexander’ for several years
So when the fish start to bite stop in for the latest info and freshest bait and you will be rewarded . They also will have the latest hot spots for best crabbing
I might also add the earliest Summer flounder bite with largest fish othe season starts in Ludlam Bay area . While season may not be open summer flounder begin biting in Ludlam Bay area every year in early April and the average size will be the largest of the year. It will be catch and release . Also in April in this area there is a Winter Flounder bite that seems to be improving every year. Nothing like the old days but improving every year