Black sea bass cut less than expected by Richard Degener

“New Jersey anglers will be able to land fewer black sea bass this year – but still more than they had expected. Preliminary estimates during the winter had put the reduction in allowable black sea bass catch at 52 percent. That was downgraded earlier this year to a 32 percent cut in black sea bass […]

BLACK SEA BASS RECREATIONAL BAG LIMIT CHANGE by Division of Marine Fisheries

” A recent action by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has authorized the Division of Marine Fisheries (MarineFisheries)to increase the 2013 black sea bass recreational bag limit from the previously announced three fish to four fish. Consequently, MarineFisheries is in the process of implementing the following (revised) recreational black sea bass regulations:”… To […]

Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass by Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council

“The Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for summer flounder became effective in 1988. The FMP established the management unit for summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) as the U.S. waters in the western Atlantic Ocean from the southern border of North Carolina northward to the U.S.-Canadian border, and established measures to ensure effective management of the summer flounder […]

2013 MASSACHUSETTS RECREATIONAL BLACK SEA BASS, FLUKE, AND SCUP LIMITS APPROVED BY ASMFC

“Massachusetts’ 2013 recreational fishing regulations for black sea bass, fluke, and scup have been approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). Due to the late timing of this approval, the Division of Marine Fisheries (MarineFisheries), with the consent of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission, is in the process of implementing these regulations […]

Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass by Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

“The Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for summer flounder became effective in 1988. The FMP established the management unit for summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) as the U.S. waters in the western Atlantic Ocean from the southern border of North Carolina northward to the U.S.-Canadian border, and established measures to ensure effective management of the summer flounder […]

North Carolina Black Sea Bass Season to Open

Black Sea Bass Season to Open by Daily News Staff – excerpt below: “The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 19 in both federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras. During the open season, the minimum size limit will be 12.5 inches, and the bag limit will be 20 fish […]

Recreational sea bass season starts May 19

From the Outer Banks Voice on the Recreational sea bass season: “The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 19 in both federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras. During the open season, the minimum size limit will be 12.5 inches, and the bag limit will be 20 fish per person, […]

2013 MASSACHUSETTS RECREATIONAL BLACK SEA BASS, FLUKE, AND SCUP LIMITS APPROVED BY ASMFC

by Division of Marine Fisheries: “Massachusetts’ 2013 recreational fishing regulations for black sea bass, fluke, and scup have been approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). Due to the late timing of this approval, the Division of Marine Fisheries (MarineFisheries), with the consent of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission, is in the […]

Changes To The Commercial Seasons, Trip Limits and Open Fishing Days for Black Sea bass and Scup

Check out the Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission (MFAC) changes to the commercial seasons, trip limits and open fishing days for black sea bass and scup which are now in effect. The regulations adjust the times when and quantities of black sea bass and scup that may be lawfully harvested. Commercial fluke limits will remain status […]

My Day of Fishing – 5/1/2012 – Fishing Report – Sea Bass – Vineyard Sound MA

The day began at 3AM with my father-in-law Dennis and I leaving Abington to trailer down to Falmouth and launch out of Green Pond.  The wind was already blowing 12MPH out of the Southeast, which is not a good wind for Vineyard Sound fishing.  It was not going to get any lighter. In fact, the forecast called for […]


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