NJ/DE Bay Region Fishing Forecast - February 29, 2024 - The Fisherman

NJ/DE Bay Region Fishing Forecast – February 29, 2024

NJ Striped Bass & Winter Flounder Open Friday, March 1

It’s the 29th day of a February leap year, an extra 24 hours of anticipation leading up to the start of the outback striper fishery and winter flounder season on Friday, March 1 along the Jersey Shore. Striped bass have been stacked in local rivers throughout the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region so that should be lights out right from the start; meanwhile try Shark River or upper stretches of Barnegat Bay for a shot at those flatties. We get back into the status of the fluke options with details on the March 7 hearing in Galloway Township; get the lowdown on the weekend events including the Atlantic City Boat Show where The Fisherman team is hosting seminars through Sunday, March 3. Get a look inside the March edition of The Fisherman, hop aboard Open Boat with Jenni Ackerman for info on reel seat placement, head out to the Pocono’s for a regional freshwater update, and finish off this week’s video fishing forecast with a deeper dive into a broken fisheries management process in New Jersey, who’s ultimately to blame for anglers continually getting the short straw with three-million reasons why things will only get worse under Governor Murphy’s Department of Environmental Protection.