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Striper YOY Numbers Announced

The annual young of the year (YOY) survey results are in, and, well, they are not great, but they’re not that bad either.

2018 11 Surface Stripers MAIN PHOTO BY HUTCHINSON

More Striper Wars

On October 31, 1984, Federal waters were designated as off-limits for the possession and targeting of Atlantic striped bass by way of the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act — P.L. 98-613.

2019 1 Winners Dream Boat DB 2 DIBNER 5

Down to Last Inning

The Fisherman’s Dream Boat Fishing Challenge is a season long, multi-species, region wide fishing contest in which our subscribers compete against one another to win a slew of great prizes.

2018 7 Deep Water Fluking Catch

Fluke & Flexibility Revisited

According to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), we should see a 16% increase in recreational harvest limits for summer flounder next season, so long as benchmark stock assessment results coming out in early 2019 don’t affect the numbers.

2018 10 The Ultimate Equalizer Water

Divided & Conquered

Back in mid-September, the following notice from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) made the rounds.

2018 10 Cashing In On Fall Stripers Catch Main

The Striped Bass Dilemma

With the fall season upon us, striped bass are on the minds of many anglers, and invariably the topic of striped bass management rears its head on beaches, docks and social media.

Playing the Slots

When the subject of fish management comes up, whether the species being discussed is striped bass, fluke or whatever the flavor of the day is, many often turn to the concept of a slot limit as a way to help rebuild the species.

Catch or Release?

I thought I would share the following letter from a Fisherman reader referring to the big mako shark that appeared on issue #23, dated 8/9/18, and also my response, in hopes of setting the record straight for others who may share the same concerns.

Young Studds

In the early ‘70s, Alaska republican Don Young and Massachusetts democrat Gerry Studds crossed the aisle to collaborate on legislation to protect America’s coastal fisheries.

Fish Politics

As I sit here today hammering out the August Editor’s Log in-between report calls and returning emails, I can’t help but shake the feeling I got last week at ICAST 2018 that Florida is the self-appointed Fishing Capital of the World.

H.R. 200 Passed by Congress

On July 11, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, better known as the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.

Fight to the Death

A “quiet guy,” is how Ron Ziolkowski at Julian’s Bait and Tackle in Atlantic Highlands described Pennsylvania surfcaster John Callahan, a guy who regularly makes the hour-plus drive to the Jersey Shore to fish, mostly by himself.

Another Stain on Social Media

A quiet guy,” is how Ron Ziolkowski at Julian’s Bait and Tackle in Atlantic Highlands described Pennsylvania surfcaster John Callahan, a guy who regularly makes the hour-plus drive to the Jersey Shore to fish, mostly by himself.

North & South

On April 5, the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council (Council) unanimously approved summer flounder regulations for 2018 with a May 25 to September 22 season, three fish bag and 18-inch size limit.