Monday, November 26, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Monday, November 26, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to the Point Pleasant Patch contest page from now until Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner, so now…
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Size limit will remain at 18 inches, season to last through late September
New Jersey anglers will have to contend with another year of an 18-inch minimum size limit for summer flounder – also known as fluke – in 2011, though the length of the open season on the popular species will last significantly longer than last year. The state Marine Fisheries Council voted unanimously at its meeting Thursday afternoon to approve regulations setting an 18-inch size limit and a season which runs May 7 through Sept. 25 on summer flounder. Anglers will be able to keep eight fish per day. In 2010, the regulations included the same 18-inch size limit, however the season ran from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Anglers were able to keep six fish in 2010. The set of regulations approved at the meeting represents …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Under 18 inch size limit would decrease season length by more than one month.
When anglers were told last fall by the federal government that the summer flounder quota would be increased 30 percent for the 2011 fluke season, people jumped for joy. Finally, folks thought, anglers who spend millions of dollars on bait, tackle, fuel and accessories would be able to keep a reasonably-sized fish once again. Unfortunately, even with the increase in quota and significant liberalizations, it appears New Jersey anglers will once again contend with a size limit so high that anglers will find themselves throwing back 50 fish (if they’re lucky) before keeping one. Back bay anglers will be hit the hardest, as usual. The final options approved by federal regulators, which state regulators have to choose from, are: 1 Fish @ 17.5 …
Friday, March 18, 2011
Winter flounder season begins on Wednesday, March 23 in New Jersey
Spring begins this week, though most of you will be more interested in winter flounder.Winter flounder season kicks off on Wednesday, March 23.Now, let’s face it – the regulations are just awful on this species. We lost the fall season for winter flounder several years ago, and now we’ve been reduced to a bag limit of just two fish per person. The size limit remains at 12 inches. If you have a small boat you can launch quickly, it’s worth it to head out, but it’s tough to imagine spending so much money on fuel (and readying and launching your boat for the season) just two catch two fish each. I can only imagine how the charter captains are feeling these days.I personally love fishing for winter flounder, however, and hope to get my boat …