2023 NJ Fluke, Sea Bass, Tog & Scup Fishing Regs/Limits/Seasons

NJ Fluke Regulations

  • Season: May 2nd to September 27, 2023
  • Bag Limit & Sizes: 2 Fish at 17-17.99″ and 1 Fish 18″ or greater
  • Special regulations for Delaware Bay (3 fish at 17″) and Island Beach State Park (2 fish at 16″)

NJ Black Sea Bass Regulations

  • Minimum Size Limit: 12.5″
  • May 17 – June 19: 10 Fish
  • July 1 – August 31: 1 Fish
  • October 1 – Oct 31: 10 Fish
  • November 1 – Dec 31: 15 Fish

NJ Tog Regulations

  • Minimum Size Limit: 15″
  • January 1 – February 28: 4 Fish
  • April 1 – April 30: 4 Fish
  • August 1 – November 15: 1 Fish
  • November 16 – December 31: 5 Fish

NJ Scup/Porgy Regulations

  • 30 fish at 10″
  • August 1 to December 31, 2023


Author: FishHead.Greg

A Long Beach Island native with life long experience fishing and navigating the local waters, Greg is a distinguished Master Captain (the highest qualified operator license), holding a US Coast Guard Masters 50T Near Coastal License with Towing Endorsement. Raised in and now managing his family's bait and tackle business, Fishermans Headquarters (Since 1962, The Saltwater Fishing Bait & Tackle Experts) Greg is daily immersed in fishing. He is the Chief Contributor of FishingLBI.com (Long Beach Island's best fishing report blog) as well as the Admin for the shop's social media pages (on Instagram and Facebook). Be sure to follow!

3 thoughts on “2023 NJ Fluke, Sea Bass, Tog & Scup Fishing Regs/Limits/Seasons”

  1. With the prices today to get on a head boat with my kid and catch a very limited number of fish (by law) it’s just not worth it anymore. The adage take a kid fishing is just not possible for lots of people today, and it’s a shame

    1. Hi Bill – Thanks for taking the time to post a comment and share your thoughts. Please try to attend the fisheries meetings and voice your opinion there too as it and all need to be heard at the state level. They actually listen but have to work within the cuts or liberalizations that they are handed down.

      We all must realize that fisheries regulations/limits will never be what they once were due to many reasons; environmental issues, more anglers (effort) fishing now than ever, mismanagement not many years back and many other factors. I personally focus on the fishing experience and catching. Taking a couple fish home is an added bonus. I think you and your kids will have a blast spending quality family time on the water experiencing the outdoors and ocean.

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