Fishing

Army Corp Dredging. Fishing Decline, Clogged Back Bays.

Local Jersey coast fisherman are growing increasingly more angry at the Army Corps of Engineers and the NJ DEP. Dredging and dune building by these 2 agencies is killing fishing and marine life, they claim. Anglers made their feelings known on the recent ‘Shep on Fishing’ radio show. ‘Horrifying. What they do to our natural …

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Bucktail Willie Talks 2019 Flounder Season Regulations in South Jersey

We talk Jersey shore flounder & fluke fishing with Bill Shillingford, aka ‘Bucktail Willie’. Bucktail is heard weekly on ‘Shep on Fishing’, every Saturday morning at 7a on WOND radio. Robin Scott of Ray Scotts Dock in Margate is also featured on this popular fishing show. Shillingford is a member of the American Littoral Society. The …

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2019 Flounder Regulations & Drag Island Fishing Access From Somers Point

Fishing access points. There are less and less of them each year. Very few spots to drop a line in the back bays of South Jersey. We can thank over-development along the waterfronts for that. Ever heard of Drag Island? It’s in the channel between Somers Point and Upper Twp. Amazing fishing, crabbing, bird watching. …

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2018 Brigantine Elks Fall Striper Tournament Rules

These are the 2018 Brigantine Elks #2428 Fall Striper Tournament Rules and Regulations. The weigh station will be Riptide Bait and Tackle, 1201 West Brigantine Ave Brigantine NJ 08203 All fish must be weighed in during normal business hours. There will be no boundaries but you must leave from Absecon Inlet or Brigantine Inlet. Each …

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Brigantine Bakery & Fishing Tackle? Love Me Some Stocks Poundcake.

Listen to clips from ‘Shep on Fishing’ Radio Show from Oct 27, 2018 on WOND 1400am. Program featured Andy Grossman from Riptide Bait & Tackle in Brigantine, Bucktail Willie (Bill Shillingford) and Robin Scott of Margate. LISTEN > Gulp Nemesis working well as fake bait in Brigantine. Kingfish still around, some weakfish, snapper blues, even …

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2018 Summer Flounder and Sea Bass Regulations

Summer fishing 2018. Below are options for fluke (summer flounder) and sea bass that the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council will consider at their next meeting on 4/5/18. 5p at Bay Av. Community Center, 775 East Bay Av., Manahawkin, NJ. According to the Jersey Coast Anglers Association, a top priority is to close the gap …

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DEP Dog & Pony Show. Brigantine Angry at Northend Beach Take-over

Brigantine residents want their north end beaches back. Hundreds were out in force to question representatives of the DEP & State of NJ on Tuesday night, at North School. Residents are not happy about the State effectively locking down most of these fishing friendly, north-end beaches. Why the State take-over? To protect the ‘Piping Plover’ …

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North End of Brigantine Beaches Under Strict Control of State

The State of New Jersey has officially taken over the Brigantine North End beaches. A public meeting will be held Feb. 27, 6p at the North School in Brigantine. Substantial new rules and regulations are now being enforced in that area. Fishermen and those who enjoy the less crowded beaches north of the seawall are not …

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2018 Summer Flounder Regulations. Reforming Magnuson-Stevens Act of 1976.

Why punish recreational fishermen and harm local tourism with un-needed rules and fishing regulations? Ridiculous precautionary measures are killing recreational fishing & tourism. The Jersey Shore is getting economically strangled. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) met in Annapolis from December 11-14. The met to give saltwater recreational fishing …

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29% Cut in Summer Flounder Quota for 2016

Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) effectively voted in favor of a 29% cut in the summer flounder quota for both the commercial and recreational sector starting in 2016. A new ‘phased in’ reduction of harvest approved by the Council in 17 to 3 vote will reduce the recreational fishing quota to 5.42 million pounds …

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Brigantine Back Bay Loaded says FishFinder’s Captain Fumo

‘The bay is loaded’, says Capt. Joe Fumo of the Fish Finder party boat in Brigantine. Schools of bait are everywhere along with piles of spearing. Snapping blues are now turning into cocktail blues. Schools of butter-fish are feeding on schools of silver dollar jelly fish. Mullet are starting to run around the meadows. Fish Finder is …

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Fishing in Brigantine? Remember to Register. It’s Free & Easy.

Before you cast that line into these Brigantine waters, make sure to register for the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry. It’s free and easy to do. The registry is like a universal phone book – or registry – of all current saltwater anglers in the US. The registry was developed to gain more accurate and …

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