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I take an oath to abide by all of the Fed and State regs as they are set down.

Further, I wll make my own regs. I will not

- take sea bass less than 15 inches or use hooks smaller than 5/0
- take more than one striper per month and none over 36 inches
- use any hooks while clam chumming other than circle hooks
- kill short fluke by dragging spearing. I will use bucktails when ever possible and only large baits and hooks 5/0 or better for fluke
- keep porgies under 12 inches
- use any regulated fish for live bait
- keep more than 10 codfish
- fish for blackfish in spring or keep fall blackfish under 16 inches
- not fish catch and release for stripers in winter

Who's onboard, make your own
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LivingstonManor wrote:

- take sea bass less than 15 inches or use hooks smaller than 5/0
- keep porgies under 12 inches

Cool to do what you think is best for sure.

However, those two items would mean that the vast majority f every seabass and porgy caught inshore in my neck of the woods would be thrown back. Can't they keep a few keepers? ;)

We haven't had seabass over 15" in large numbers in my neck of the woods, inshore, during the summer, in the 80 years we've been in business. The avg. seabass we catch that time of year is 8-12" with a fair amount between 12 and 16"

I'm not knocking anyone in any way, it just caught me by surprise to see such a high size for two fish that rarely avg that in the Jersey Shore area during summer months.

We gotta go fishing where you are! :)
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