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Bass, Striped

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Regulation Boundary:

New Jersey State Waters

Required License(s):

All saltwater anglers must register with the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program. To register, visit


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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): closed 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
1Bag Limit
28"Min Size
37.99"Max Size
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