Kensdock Report: November fishing update,specs,stripers, RFA

                             2010 New Jersey speckled sea trout
NOnamementioned  is top hook in Cape may co.NJ  with eight speckled sea trout.This is a sad, considering Ed has caught  75 + NJ  specs many seasons in the past.  The spec fishing has been extremely tough, with only fisherman with extensive local knowledge, big game hunter patients and luck have caught.The specs have quickly gone the way of the weakfish.Why have specs declined to this point in NJ? Myself and a few other concerned fishermen attended a NJ marine fisheries council meeting, we spoke with head biologist Tom McCloy about the NJ speckled sea trout. His answer in a nut shell, Nj fish and game does not have the money to do the nessaccary studies to declare an interest in the speckled sea trout with the feds.This leaves the NJ speckled sea trout population exposed to unlimited commercial fishing. This is one of many reasons that many sportfishing groups including the 100,000 member NJ federation of sportsmen,  Cape May County Party boat ass., and many other true recreational fishing groups are pushing for a NJ saltwater license. However, the so called Recreational fishing alliance opposes a NJ saltwater license. I debated at length the NJ saltwater license issue with Jim Hutchinson jr managing director of the RFA on the Bass Barn site, a poll was taken after the debate on the 24,000 member site, they favored a NJ saltwater license 2-1!  Consider the following,the RFA` would not support a moratorium on commercial fishing for weakfish, to spite the fact the weakfish stock is in a dangerously depleted condition. The RFA~ would not support a cites listing for bluefin tuna! A cites listing would have cut off the cash of the Japanese bluefin tuna  buyers worldwide { they have paid 100,000 dollars for one bluefin tuna} putting unsustainable pressure on the bluefin tuna stock worldwide. A cites listing would have  left the domestic markets open for bluefin. I should mention a cites listing for bluefin tuna would not have changed the recreational bag limit one iota. The RFA`will not support a saltwater license knowing NJ  fish and wildlife does not have the funds to manage our fish stocks or enforce New Jerseys fishing regulations. New Jersey has  9 million residents and the forth largest commercial fishing take in the United States and NJ only has NINE” marine conservation officers.   Striper fishing has been excellent in the Delaware Bay with 50 pound class fish being caught every fishable tide. However the beach fishing has been the slowest in years. Keeper bass are being caught but the big schools of stripers have not shown up not on the beach or offshore. Resident short striped bass are being caught in the back bay with a few keepers being taken from the toll bridges at night.

  4 comments for “Kensdock Report: November fishing update,specs,stripers, RFA

  1. Brian
    November 9, 2010 at 5:00 am

    What is doing with the weakfish foundation?

  2. Brian
    November 9, 2010 at 5:04 am

    What are the specs being taken on?

    • kensdock
      November 10, 2010 at 12:12 am

      4″ white bass assassin paddle tail white with a pink tail.

      I will be meetng with a group of fishermen that want to invest their time and money in helping rebuild the weakfish population after the holidays.

  3. June 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    That cemmont is That cemmont is absolutely untrue, I don’t see any blood bleeding profusely is nonsensical, there isn’t a single drop of blood on the fly being shown afterwards ,or in the net, which is very common on a bleeding fish, if you ever caught one you would probably know that

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