|The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Administration is accepting comments for the 2021 Recreational NJ Summer Flounder Season. All minimum size and possession limit regulations will remain unchanged, including the Island Beach State Park and Delaware Bay special management areas. The possible options are open seasons from:May 22 – September 19 (the same as 2020), or May 28 – September 28. No other options are available for the 2021 Recreational NJ Summer Flounder Season.Please include in your written comments the following:Your preferred option (1 or 2)The state and county you fish in or from. Describe the type of angler or general public category that best describes you (shore angler, private boat, party boat owner/captain, fishing industry, other).Submit comments to: : NJMarineFishPublicComment@dep.nj.gov. THIS IS THE ONLY E-MAIL ADDRESS TO USE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS.|
Please make sure to have “2021 NJ Summer Flounder Options” as the Subject.The comment period will close on February 26, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Comments will need to be received prior to that time to be included in this management decision at the March 4, 2021 Marine Fisheries Council meeting. When available, webinar information for this meeting will be found on the meeting schedule page.
There may be a window of fishing opportunity tomorrow, and the Ocean Explorer from Belmar will be sailing for blackfish.
The forecast starts with southwest winds at 10-15 knots before increasing to south 20-25 with gusts to 30.