Scroll to read the latest NJ Striper fishing reports. Other Names: Striper, Rockfish, Linesider. The striped bass is the largest member of the sea bass family, often called "temperate" or "true" bass to distinguish it from species such as largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass which are actually members of the sunfish family Centrarchidae.
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Anglers who possess the SBBP permit may use their issued tag to harvest one striper from 24 inches in length to less than 28 inches. Bonus harvest reporting is mandatory and must be reported within 24 hours of harvest via online or by calling Since New Jersey does not allow netting or sale of striped bass, this quota was transferred to the recreational fishing sector resulting in the origin of the SBBP.
On a late October day, the first waves of the striped-bass fall migration that had earlier passed by Montauk showed up along the New Jersey beaches. This coincided with pods of peanut bunker moving down the coast. Surf Fishermen at Mantoloking Link to larger image.
Applications for the SBBP are currently available. The application deadline is October 31, Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be processed.
Heavy chatter is leaning to increased restrictions next year as per federal fisheries meetings scheduled for later this spring. So for now, get out and fish! Bloodworms central and south and sandworms north are the rod-bending best offerings.
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Application deadline is October The bonus comes from the unused commercial quota and allows a permit holder to harvest one striped bass from 24 inches to less than 28 inches from September 1 through December Based on tag returns to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, the total bonus harvest last year was 6, pounds based on 1, fish kept.