Effective January 1, 2021, non-offset (inline) circle hooks must be used when fishing for striped bass with natural bait in all waters; see NJ Striped Bass Hook Requirements
Atlantic Ocean NJ state waters: no closed season
Bag limit is 1 striped bass from 28 inches to less than 38 inches total length.
Delaware River and tributaries - Calhoun St Bridge to Salem River and tributaries:
open season Mar 1 - Mar 31 and Jun 1 - Dec 31.
All other NJ marine waters:
open Mar 1 - Dec 31.
Atlantic Ocean Federal Waters (>3 miles from shore):
Effective May 15, 2020, the Striped Bass Bonus Program regulations are as follows:
One fish per permit 24" to less than 28"
May 15, 2021 - December 31, 2021
For more information, see NJ Striped Bass Bonus Program