Kensdock report : Save the Weakfish foundation

The weakfish is arguably New Jerseys greatest game fish. How many remember the excitement of catching their first weakfish? How many remember your daughter or son catching their first weakfish?  How many remember the anticipation of the spring weakfish run? How many remember pulling giant weakies from the surf in the fall or summer weakies in the bay? How many would like to help rebuild the weakfish population?? I attended the Asmfc NJ weakfish hearing last October 25″ people showed up. I attended a NJMFC meeting last Thursday the main event at the meeting was the flounder  season.I had spent a month running polls, starting threads and commenting on the options for the 2010 New Jersey flounder season. The combined views on the flounder threads were over 10,000 ,with hundreds of comments. My point, there is a lot of interest in the 2010 flounder season.   Unbeknownst to me, also on the  agenda was weakfish. As the chairman held up an empty sheet of paper, he said there is nobody on the weakfish comment sheet. He commented about natural predation being a problem with the weakfish stock, then moved the meeting forward. I was taken back at the complete lack of interest from any of the fishing organizations when it came to weakfish. Later that night, while driving south on the garden state parkway it hit me, The weakfish are not going to get the attention they need without the help of  a large group of people defined by membership. I urge you to become a member of the
You can help! Your name and email is all that is needed now.Send it to me at  We are going to do whatever it takes to rebuild the weakfish stock! Whatever it takes!  We are working on a web page, if you can help please let me know.

  1 comment for “Kensdock report : Save the Weakfish foundation

  1. Brian
    April 4, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Part of the problem is that the weakfish life cycle is well known. They can be tracked from spawning, to their summer lairs and then their wintering areas. They are delicious. I have a feeling that they are being decimated on their wintering grounds by commercial fishing. Am I right?

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