Tog Limit Now At Five Through December 31
After pleasantly enduring a decent and progressively hotter tog (blackfish) bite that started in early October and intensified to torrid entering this month, the possession limit, as of yesterday, is now five instead of the previous one fish.
Pheasant and Quail Seasons Open Tomorrow
Starting tonight, and extending through December 30, ringnecks will be stocked on 23 select wildlife management areas (WMAs) statewide.
Striper Bite Still Going Strong
It was around the second month in October that reports started filtering in about the booms, blasts, and blitzes occurring around the seemingly infinite schools of bunkers slowly moving down the coast.
Fall Turkey Season Opens Saturday
The Garden State’s second turkey season is underway.
Fish For Free This Saturday in New Jersey
It’s a freebie freshwater fishing day, no license and/or trout stamp is required, as per a long-running program with NJ DEP’s Fish & Wildlife.
Porgies Piling It On
Porgies (scup) are doing that amid the sea bass fervor on the party boats...and on more than a few charter and private boats dropping baits down to the wrecks, rubble, and other structures jutting from the ocean floor.
Autumn Trout Stocking Starts
And continues through Wednesday, October 18.
Black Sea Bass Season Reopens October 1
So here it is for October 1-31: a 10-fish limit with a minimum possession length of 12.5 inches. There’s a bump to 15 sea bass from November 1 through New Year's Eve.
Invasion of the Royals
It’s a beach and bay assault that has actually been going on since, hmm, early July along certain beaches and in some of the bays, but the run of kingfish, aka “royals” is now going full tilt.
September, oft referred to as the “transition month” when it comes to the fishing and hunting scenes, will hit full stride when the early archery deer season in certain deer management zones (DMZs) opens half an hour before sunrise (6:03) Saturday, September 9.