Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Raritan Bay

4.8

Richmond County, NY

Place public
Water Salt
Clarity -
Depth 20 ft

If you're planning to go fishing at Raritan Bay, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Richmond County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Raritan Bay.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Richmond County, New York, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Raritan Bay.

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Raritan Bay Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Raritan Bay, NY

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Raritan Bay to understand the specifics of catching each fish in New York.

There are countless Raritan Bay fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Striped bass, Summer flounder, Bluefish, Tautog, Dusky smooth hound, Black seabass, Pink dentex , as of June 13, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Striped bass

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Regulation

Season

Opened from April 15, to December 15 (Saltwater). Opened from April 1, to November 30 (Freshwater).

Bag limit

1

Max size

31" (Saltwater); 28" (Freshwater)

Min size

28" (Saltwater); 18" (Freshwater)

Measurement

Total length

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Summer flounder

Regulation

Season

Opened from May 1, to October 9.

Bag limit

4

Max size

-

Min size

18.5"

Measurement

Total length

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Bluefish

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

3

Max size

-

Min size

No

Measurement

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Tautog

Regulation

Season

Opened from April 1, to April 30; from October 11, to December 9; from October 15, to December 22

Bag limit

2

Max size

-

Min size

16"

Measurement

-

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

Above are just a few of the species found in Raritan Bay. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Raritan Bay you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 7 species of fish in Raritan Bay.

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Fishing Spots Near the Raritan Bay

Must visit the following nearest Raritan Bay fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

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Monmouth County, NJ

10 hot spots

4.8

Middlesex County, NJ

10 hot spots

4.2

Richmond County, NY

5 hot spots

4.8

Kings County, NY

9 hot spots

4.9

Monmouth County, NJ

7 hot spots

4.2

Kings County, NY

8 hot spots

4.9

Kings County, NY

10 hot spots

4.7

Queens County, NY

9 hot spots

4.1

Hudson County, NJ

8 hot spots

4.8

Essex County, NJ

8 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Raritan Bay

  • Medium-action spinning rods to cast poppers swimming plugs, and jigs are the best choice for fishing from a small boat at Raritan Bay.
  • Diving plugs, larger swim shads, smaller bunker spoons, and Mojos in the 2- to 4-ounce range work well here.
  • When fishing from a boat, pay attention to the speed it moves with. The boat should move no faster than 3 and 4 miles per hour.

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