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  1. Want to buy Ocean Lures peanut bunker or sandeel. If you have ANY Ocean Lures that you would like to sell, id be happy to take it off your hands
  2. So there is a spot I frequent close to home in the bay. It’s a night time only spot, my schoolie spot basically. When I plan to fish this location generally I bring smaller lures. Keitech’s, 1/2 oz or less buck tails, unweighted plastics and the such. I have caught many bass there but never one over 26”. This spring it’s been loaded and I mean loaded with adult bunker. Generally the seem unmolested but sporadically I witness some large splashes so I’m pretty sure there being preyed upon somewhat. In this location the water is almost always flowing right to left and to my left is a bridge, so this limits my casting presentation a little as far as being able to fish with or against the current. I’ve thrown larger stuff trying to match the hatch of big adult bunker but have had zero success doing so. Finally! If you made it this far my question is what would you throw in this situation? And are you retrieving with or against the current? Does that usually matter?
  3. Two years now tying the hollow beast flies and I final tried spinning the bobbin on the mono. This technique of Bob's is fun , fast and effective . After now trying it I see why he has always told me it's the easiest and best way to make your extended bodies on mono. Not only can you make them as long as you'd like you can go down as low as 20-30lb test for a serpent like action enhanced to the back of the Fleye. Recently I had 4 of these to make and after cutting the thread and pulling the mono out of the vise like I HAD BEEN tying the extensions I realized the body was just to short. I wanted to add another two collars. So I decided why not give the whip a try just to add acouple collars. I had those two collars done before I could have finished one if the mono was in the vise and wrapping the tread by hand. After doing the two collars I went on to begin another extension starting this time with the extension in hand and using the whip technique. It cut the amount of time spent in half from start to finish! Give this a try for your next extended body I'm sure you will find it fun , fast and effective as I have.
  4. All Jersey Anglers need to stay tuned to the bunker issues that develop each week This article just out: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/belmar-slash-lake-como/categories/press-releases/articles/organizations-object-to-certification-of-most-important-fish-in-the-sea
  5. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Ecological Reference Points (ERP) Workgroup and Atlantic Menhaden Stock Assessment Subcommittee (SAS) will be meeting April 1 - 5, 2019 at the Commission’s office, 1050 N. Highland Street, Suite 200A-N, Arlington, VA. The ERP Workgroup will meet April 1 – 3 and the SAS will meet April 3 - 5. Both groups will be exploring various modeling approaches to evaluate the health of the stock and inform the management of the species in an ecological context. The deadlines for the submission of data and alternate single-species and multispecies/ecosystem models have passed. It is anticipated a second round of workshops will be held in June or July 2019 to finalize both assessments for peer review in late 2019 through the SouthEast Data Assessment Review process. Visit the Commission’s website calendar (http://www.asmfc.org/calendar/ for information on the dates and times of those meetings. All Commission assessment workshops are open for public attendance. Time may be allotted for public comment at the discretion of the Chairs of the ERP Workgroup and SAS, but may also be limited to keep the workshop on schedule. Due to the use of confidential data in this assessment, some portions of the workshop may be “closed door,” for which only members of the ERP Workgroup and SAS with clearance to view confidential data may be present. Additionally, to ensure adherence to confidentiality laws, there will be no remote public access via webinar or conference call for this meeting. For more information about the assessments or attending the upcoming workshops (space will be limited), please contact Max Appelman, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, at mappelman@asmfc.org or 703.842.0740.
  6. A battle is brewing just off our shores, and this one is being fought to protect one of our ecosystem’s most valuable species – the menhaden. (*from Rock a Wave website)
  7. Saw a huge school of pogies this morning and wanted to know how to figure out if stripers are feeding on them or not. For most of the time i was following the school around about 5-7 were surfacing, but i wasn't sure if that's because stripers were feeding underneath them or if that's just normal behavior. I snagged some and was live lining with a small weight but didn't catch anything (that worked for me last year). What's the best approach if i see them again?
  8. Easy way to Voice support as Recreational Angler for Menhaden Conservation. October 24th DEADLINE!!!! Takes one minute!!!!! Not sure if this link will be allowed here. If not search for “TRCP Menhaden” and click “take action” https://secure3.convio.net/trcp/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=623 Quick email goes out to: Megan Ware, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Fishery Management Plan Coordinator. EMail urges her to support sustainable saltwater recreational fishing by voting 'yes' on Option E of Amendment 3 at the upcoming ASMFC vote on November 13 and 14.
  9. I finally finished putting together my thoughts on the ASMFC's Questions contained in their Public information document. I'll list below both questions posed and my preliminary responses. I'll welcome any questions, suggested changes in wording, debates, etc. Public Comment Questions:Should the Board manage the Atlantic menhaden stock with single species biological reference points or multi species ERPs? Do you support the use of simpler, readily available ERPs until Menhaden specific ERPs are developed by the BERP Workgroup? Do you know of other approaches for establishing ERPs for menhaden that could be implemented through Amendment 3? I like Option C: SingleSpecies Reference Points Until ERPs are Developed by the BERP Workgroup Current single species guidelines have been successful in recent years in increasing the biomass, which is evidenced by the return of the species to the fringes of its historic range. If an untoward event is encountered in between the time that the amendment is adopted and the time the BERP working group finalizes its recommendations, the board could take emergency action. No two marine species are alike. The Lenfest guidelines assume otherwise. Further, as the working group has pointed out, there are some significant differences between the Lenfest general guidelines and the known facts about the lifecycle of Atlantic Menhaden. The “rebuttal” of the Working group’s observations by two of the Lenfest authors is unpersuasive. Public Comment Questions: Should the Board maintain, or revise, the allocation formula currently used to manage the commercial Atlantic menhaden fishery? Which allocation option(s)providesfor the fairest and most equitable distribution of coastwide total allowable catch? Which allocation option(s) strikes the best balance between current needs and future growth opportunities?Do you support the use of soft quotas for some user groups? What is a suitable small capacity trip limit in Option G? How should a small capacity gear be defined? Are there any other options, besides those offered in this document, that the Board should consider? I like seasonal fisheries, to account for the differences in the timing of the fishery, between different states or regions. The timing of the fishery is much different in Florida waters than it is in Maine waters. I also like regional management for the same reason. Fleet specific allocations would also help, I prefer a two fleet split, and a soft limit for the small fleet. If the board opts for a three fleet split, gill nets of a relatively short length should be permitted in the small fleet. The current small fleet bait fishery includes many small operators fishing with gill nets less than 500 feet in length. Public Comment Questions: Should the Board consider changes to the reference period on which menhaden allocation is based? Should allocation consider prior trends as well as recent changes in the fishery? What years would you recommend as the basis for allocation? Given the fact that the most recent time series is also the most accurate I don’t think that there is any question that the most recent landings data be used as the basis for any allocation. Public Comment Question: Should the process for quota transfers be further defined or replaced by an automatic reconciliation process? Should state specific quota overages be forgiven in years when the coastwide TACis not exceeded? When the coastwide TAC is exceeded but at least one jurisdiction has an underage, should unused quota be pooled and redistributed through a specified transfer process to states with an overage? Should states be required to contribute unused quota to a common pool or should this be voluntary? Should there be accountability measures for a state that exceeds its quota by a certain percentage or repeatedly participates in quota reconciliation? First, as I stated earlier, my preference is for regional management. But regardless of whether the board chooses regional or state-by-state management, no area (state or region) should be penalized if the coastwide quota is not exceeded. There is no reason, from a fishery management perspective, to penalize one state if there has been no harm done to the biomass. Any quota reconciliation process needs defined rules, the current quota transfer process is self-regulating, in that any transfer is undoubtedly the subject of negotiations between the affected states. I would prefer an inter-regional process that would require any region which underfished its quota to only transfer part of its quota to other regions when the other region has overfished its quota and the entire coast has met or exceeded its quota. If the entire coast has not overfished its quota, then the process is not needed and any regional or state overages should be forgiven. There should be some sort of accountability measures if the coastwide quota is exceeded. Public Comment Question: Should the process for quota transfers be further defined or replaced by an automatic reconciliation process? Should state specific quota overages be forgiven in years when the coastwide TACis not exceeded? When the coastwide TAC is exceeded but at least one jurisdiction has an underage, should unused quota be pooled and redistributed through a specified transfer process to states with an overage? Should states be required to contribute unused quota to a common pool or should this be voluntary? Should there be accountability measures for a state that exceeds its quota by a certain percentage or repeatedly participates in quota reconciliation? First, as I stated earlier, my preference is for regional management. But regardless of whether the board chooses regional or state-by-state management, no area (state or region) should be penalized if the coastwide quota is not exceeded. There is no reason, from a fishery management perspective, to penalize one state if there has been no harm done to the biomass. Any quota reconciliation process needs defined rules, the current quota transfer process is self-regulating, in that any transfer is undoubtedly the subject of negotiations between the affected states. I would prefer an inter-regional process that would require any region which underfished its quota to only transfer part of its quota to other regions when the other region has overfished its quota and the entire coast has met or exceeded its quota. If the entire coast has not overfished its quota, then the process is not needed and any regional or state overages should be forgiven. There should be some sort of accountability measures if the coastwide quota is exceeded. Public Comment Questions: Should unused quota be rolled over into the subsequent year? Should the amount rolled over be limited to a percent of quota? Should all sectors of the fishery be allowed to roll over quota? Should quota rollover be mandatory or voluntary? In my opinion, quota roll overs are not required. The board can take into account any quota underages in the prior periods in setting the TAC for the coming periods. If the board does adopt rollover provisions they should be very limited, 5% and definitely not more than 10%. If rollovers are adopted they should only be voluntary. But setting up regional or state-by-state quotas, with provisions for quota transfers or reconciliation and potential rollover provisions sounds exceedingly complicated. Public Comment Questions: Should there be a cap on incidental landings in the Atlantic menhaden fishery? Should incidental catch be defined as a percent composition? Should the incidental catch allowance be allocated to vessels or permit holders? Should the incidental catch provision be replaced with a small-scale fishery set aside, and if yes, what gears should be included in this sub- quota (see Table 3 in Appendix 1)? Should active and passive gears be treated differently under the incidental catch provision? This has been one of my “pet peeves” under the current rules. I believe that the states of NJ, NY and CT have been permitting cast net and drift gill net DIRECTED fisheries to operate under the bycatch provisions, when their catch is clearly NOT bycatch, as that term is generally understood. As for the first question I believe that the allowance should be allocated to permit holders with the provision that two or more permit holders fishing on the same boat, using permitted gear, should each be allowed to land their individual quotas. A small scale fishery set aside is my recommendation (see fleet allocations above) and should include cast nets and small drift or anchored gill nets. There should be some differentiation between active and passive gear in this small-scale fishery. Public Comment Questions:Should a percentage of the TAC be set aside for episodic events? If yes, what percentage of the annual TAC should be set aside? Which jurisdictions should be allowed to participate in this program? Does the episodic event program need to be reconsidered as the distribution of menhaden changes? How should states demonstrate that an episodic event is occurring in state waters? Yes, a portion of the TAC should be set aside for the episodic events. The percentage will necessarily have to be modified from time to time as the natural range of the species shrinks or expands. States from ME to MD (except for the portion of MD in the Chesapeake bay should be eligible to participate in the program. I would recommend a set aside of 3% to 5%, but this would have to adjusted from time to time, based on recent history of these specific fisheries. The episodic even set aside should take priority over any regional, coastwide, or state-by-state allocations of the quota. The states can easily demonstrate that an episodic even is occurring based on density studies in a limited body of water or estuary. Public Comment Questions: Should the Chesapeake Bay Reduction Fishery Cap be maintained? Is it an important tool for the management of Atlantic menhaden? Yes, it should be maintained. Historical data since the cap was implemented show that it seems to have little impact on the VA reduction fishery. Anecdotal evidence, seems to support the notion of “localized depletion” so there doesn’t seem to be any penalty to anyone and a possible benefit to some by keeping the cap in place. Public Comment Questions: What are important research questions that need to be answered regarding the menhaden fishery and resource? How should research recommendations be prioritized? Should there be a RSA established for menhaden? If yes, what portion of TAC should be set aside for research purposes? I think the technical committee has done good job identifying and prioritizing research questions and they should continue that work in conjunction with the staff of the MAFMC. I am in favor of an RSA set aside program to fund such research. But, as we all know, the MAFMC RSA program, had untoward consequences. So I would suggest deferring the implementation of an RSA program until the MAFMC has had a chance to study their (now suspended) RSA program and adopt new guidelines for their RSA programs.
  10. Hey guys, so yesterday I fished this skinny/shallow inlet throughout high tide (low tide is inaccessible for fish) and I found schools of bunker cruising the surface with their mouths open, along with small unknown baitfish. I had fish this area once a month ago and caught tons of schoolies, I came back today knowing that bigger baitfish were here with potential bigger stripers. I threw everything in my bag (even a live eel) with no hits. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it possible that no predators were in the area? Are striped bass known to go in shallow water, or are they hidden in the deep pockets near the rocks? I spent hours trying to figure out what was the problem. If you want to know the spot, PM me. Its somewhere in Peconic Bay, NY.
  11. All very lightly used, if that. (look like all-but-new) RI Poppers. 6”, 3 ½ oz. Domsson popper. 5 ½”, 2 ½ oz Domsson metal lip. 5”, 1.5 oz $50 plus shipping for all. Prefer PP or cash. These will all fit into a USPS Priority Flat Rate Small Box, which means that shipping is $7 for two- to three-day delivery time (according to USPS guidelines), includes tracking and $50 insurance. More insurance is available upon request at extra cost. If you’re in MA or RI, I’ll be happy to meet you somewhere from PVD to the ditch, and I’m occasionally in Boston.
  12. Bunker or Pearl
  13. I'm looking for a bunker pattern giant pike or medium diver.
  14. Hi, We're thinking of going to St. Michaels, MD in August and was hoping to fish. Was wondering what fish might be around and what types of flies to throw at them. Any chance of seeing bass (rockfish), bluefish, Spot, something else? Any insight on the types of flies to throw? What type of bait might be around? I appreciate the help and look forward to the help. Take care, Matt
  15. Any bunker sighting along the south shore or staten island?