Pheasant and Quail Seasons Open Saturday
Actually, it’s the “Statewide Small Game Opener”, but for years, sometimes decades, there have been earlier openings for the likes of gray squirrels and cottontail rabbits.
Beware the Ticks This Bow Season
The early archery deer season going on now and through the month of October is when the ticks really seem to get at it, be it the whitetail’s hide or yours.
Bluefish On The Move in South Jersey
The blues showing now, 1.5-5 pound marauders that are often referred to, predicated on size, as “tailors”, “cocktails” or “teenagers”.
Dolphins Show, Fish Go in South Jersey
Make no mistake about it: when Flipper appears, fish vamoose, be they weakfish, small stripers and blues, sea bass, croakers, triggerfish...they know they are doomed if they hang around.
Take A Hike – Or Bike!
March through mid-April is the ideal time to explore the diversity of the Garden State’s Highlands, Shore, Piedmont and Outer Coastal Plain areas via hiking or biking.
Stripers and Perch Hot and Hotter
As mentioned last week’s blog, striped bass in the bays and tidal creeks and rivers became legal quarry March 1, and since the opener, the stripers, 99% of which are in the 16-24 inch “schoolie” range, have been pretty cooperative.
Buy Time at the Atlantic City Boat Show
Besides the boats, there are aisles and aisles of marine and fishing tackle products and services, apparel, nautical jewelry, boating insurance and boating class services, marine artists, fishing publications, et al.
Spring Light Goose Conservation Order Hunting Season Underway
This hunt’s expressed purpose in the Atlantic Flyway is to help put the brakes on the light goose population, estimated at 500,000 birds.
Striper, Bluefish and Fluke Regs Set
It was a packed house with standing room only that spilled into the lobby at the Stafford Municipal Building during Thursday evening’s public meeting with the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council.
Public Hearing For Striped Bass Next Thursday
The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council (NJMFC) will be conducting a public meeting Thursday, February 13 starting at 5pm at the Stafford Township Municipal Building, 260 East Bay Avenue, in Manahawkin.
Striper Options on the Table
Things are happening quickly when it comes to the Garden State’s 2020 recreational striped bass fishery.
Last Call For Coastal Quackers
The Coastal Zone (east of the Garden State Parkway) duck season closes January 31st at sunset (5:16 p.m.), which means that there are a mere eight days remaining to hit the bay marshes, sedge islands, tidal creeks, ditches, and salt ponds.