Early Season Back Bay Bass Fishing Tips
Striped bass season opens Friday
Striped bass season begins in the back bays and rivers March 1, and Patch caught up with Dennis Palmatier of Murphy's Hook House Bait and Tackle in Toms River for some tips.
The regulations for striped bass remains two fish per angler, per day, with a minimum size limit of 28 inches.
Striped bass season in the back bays and rivers runs from March 1 through Dec. 31. In the ocean, the season is open year-round.
Anglers fishing Oyster Creek should keep in mind that fishing the west side of the Route 9 bridge over the creek requires a freshwater fishing license. Fishing the east side of the bridge does not, though all anglers statewide must obtain a free registration card online before fishing.