April 23rd, 2020
I HAD A WINDOW FOR A CALM OCEAN TODAY AND DECIDED TO TRY JIGGING FOR CODFISH ON A COUPLE OF LOCAL WRECKS AND WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED WITH A NICE CATCH. I CAUGHT ABOUT 10 OR 12 FISH ON JIGS WITH THESE TWO KEEPERS AT 22 AND 22.5 INCHES. THE REST WERE UNDERSIZED BUT FUN TO CATCH ON REAL LIGHT TACKLE. 4 0Z. HAMMERED GOLD JIGS DID THE TRICK. IT WAS FUN TO BE BACK ON THE OCEAN AGAIN AND IT WAS FLAT TODAY. GOOD DAY ON THE "SKIMMER"
CAPTAIN AL LORENZETTI
FIRST STRIPED BASS FOR 2020 SEASON
I saw a window today of good weather for about 3 hours so I got out of the house and went fishing for flounder. I did not catch a flounder but was pleasantly surprised with 7 striped bass. they were from 15 to 29 inches and it was fun catching them on light flounder rigs. Looks like the striped bass are producing lots of babies and that bodes well for this great game fish. I still do not get my head around the new regulations. Its all geared to the party boats and they threw the live bait trophy striped bass for hire Captains under the bus. Could have had a one trophy fish per day per boat and upped the lower end of the slot size and still made better than an 18 percent reduction. Or maybe a special purchase stamp for a certain number of larger fish for the for hire Captains.
Whatever we will make the best of it and have fun fishing!
Its nice to get the season going!
best wishes for good health for everyone out there! Stay well and be safe!
Captain Al Lorenzetti
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