Saturday, April 5, 2014

New Minnow Tank

Hear is the new minnow tank.  I have been working on it for a couple of weeks and had to show all of you.  It is not completely dun it still needs to be raped in white bored and cleaned up a bit.  This tank is 2 times the size of the tank we had last year. It also has a full glass front so all the kids can see what is in it.  The bottom of the tank is a separate compartment witch will have all kinds of critters for the kids to see like starfish, crabs, snails, periwinkles, hermit crabs and more.  The tank is currently full of green crabs that are dyeing to get eaten by some big tog.  So even if you are not heading out fishing be shore to stop in and see what is in the tank. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

2014 NJ Flounder and Sea Bass Regulations

At the meeting of the NJMFC the following was voted on and approved:
Fluke - 5 fish, 18" size limit open 5/23, -9/27

Sea bass - 12 ½” size limit, 15 fish bag limit from 5/19 – 6/30, 3 fish bag limit from 7/1 –8/31, 15 fish bag limit from 9/1 – 9/6 and a 15 fish bag limit from 10/18 – 12/31

Public support was overwhelmingly in favor on the approved sea bass option.
Only 2 members of the public spoke in opposition of the approved fluke regulations. Those two individuals preferred an earlier season.

Also discussed was the possibility of a pilot program for shore based angler to keep 2 16in fluke at IBSP. This program is similar to one Connecticut put in place a few years ago. The council listened to public comment on the program and will vote on the matter at their next meeting on May 1……