New Jersey Fishing Seasons

New Jersey Sportfishing both inshore and offshore is excellent all year long. Depending on the season, you can expect good action from resident species, or Excellent MAD DOG BITE action on Bluefin or Yellowfin Tuna in the offshore Canyons, or migrating Striped Bass fishing in Raritan Bay.

The seasons illustrated below do not reflect official New Jersey State or Federal Recreational Minimum Sise, Posession Limits and Seasons. Click here to review the 2016 NJ Posession Limits.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Striped Bass  
Black Sea Bass
Winter Flounder                  
Bluefin Tuna            
Yellowfin Tuna              
Mahi Mahi                  
 =  Excellent
 =  Good

Weather and other Resources

Stay Informed

There are many issues affecting preservation of our natural resources and our ability to enjoy those resources.  A handful of dedicated individuals are fighting to preserve our local fish and wildlife populations as well as our rights to use them, however, these tireless enthusiasts can't win the fight alone.  Check back here regularly to learn of the issues we're facing and what you can do to help.  These organizations need your voice and participation to fight commercial waste and government regulation and to ensure our resources are available for the public to enjoy now and in the future.  Browse the links below to learn more about recent issues and the organizations involved.