In this special episode, George speaks with Mr. John Maniscalco, the Bureau Chief of Marine Fisheries for the NYSDEC. It's an interesting episode as they discuss any and all changes for the 2021 season for the New York State recreational angler. They cover the new circle hook requirement for fishing for striped bass with bait. In addition, George gives a quick overview of how we manage our saltwater fisheries and the process involved when making the regulation decisions.
They also discuss tog fish pots, fluke in the Long Island Sound, as well as the changes we're seeing with the increase of sea bass and the absence of inshore winter flounder. This is a must-hear for New York recreational anglers as they get to hear what's coming and get an education on the complex issue of fisheries management.