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Charter captain in for the long haul

New Jersey charter captain Jimmy Higbee figures the fishing regulations started in 1990 when they put size on every catch.

One weakfish at least 13 inches long; stripers have to be 28 inches long and you can take two — plus a bonus one, if you have a tag.
Starting April 1, Higbee and his load will be fishing for stripers.

“Nobody seems to mind the striper rules,” said Higbee. “People come down big time for that.”

The weakfish rule is killing him.

“Suppose you catch one 13 inches long right away,” he said. “Then, later, you catch one 18 inches long. You can’t keep it. You have to throw it back.’’

Click here full report on the dilemma facing charter captains by The South Jersey Times.