Brigantine News, Info & Events

Our stretch of unseasonably warm and humid weather continues over the next couple of days
with a ridge of high pressure overhead. In the meantime, Hurricane Maria stays well to the south;
however, an increased fetch off the ocean will provide more clouds starting tonight. The good
news is that things stay mainly dry thru mid week with only a stray shower or two possible during
the period. A moisture-starved front then passes through on Thursday, giving way to more
seasonable and comfortable weather for the end of the week.
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Brigantine Fishing

2017 NEW JERSEY Fishing Seasons, Limits & Regulations


  • Striped Bass: One fish from 28 inches to less than 43 inches, one fish greater than 43 inches. No closed season 0-3 miles from shore
  • Summer Flounder: 18.'” min size, 3/angler, May 21 – Sept 9
  • Tautog: 15″ min size, January 1 – Feb 28 (4 fish), April 1 – April 30 (4 fish), July 17 – Nov. 15 (1 fish) and Nov 16- Dec 31-(6 fish)
  • Weakfish: 13″ minimum size, 1/angler, no closed season
  • Winter Flounder: 12″ min size, 2/angler, Mar. 1- Dec 31
  • Black Drum: 16″ min size, 3/angler, no closed season**Proposed size limit of 32 inches pending hearings**
  • Black Sea Bass: 12-1/2” min. open 5/23-6/19 (10 fish); 12-1/2” min open 7/1-8/31 (2 fish); 13” min open 10/22-12/31 (15 fish)
  • Blue Crab: 3″ minimum size for peeler/shedder 3-1/2″ for soft shell 4-1/2″ hard shell. Limit one bushel
  • Bluefish: No minimum size, 15/angler, no closed season
  • Red Drum: 18″-27″ slot size, 1/angler, no closed season

We just received a huge delivery of frozen mullet. I have been getting FRESH in daily but not very many and as soon as they get here they are out the door. The ocean continues to be rough in Brigantine NJ and I have had a couple of reports of bluefish being caught at the North end of the Island. They a calling for some hot weather on the mainland and it will be 10 degrees cooler at the beach. Capt Ron's is back in stock for those that have been waiting. Winds are WNW 8-12 with gusts to 15 so I'm hoping that it will knock the surf down a little bit. Today's low tide will be at 3:48 pm and the shop will be open until 5:00 pm. I have changed the closing time on Fridays to 5:00 pm until the fish move back in so for the next couple of weeks it will be 5:00 pm on Fridays. If you need anything left out just give me a call and I will leave it out back for you.

Thanks and Have a Great Day
Capt Andy
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