There as been alot of talk about how many Cod we will be able to take this year.
Cod fisherman received some good news when the National Marine Fishers Service (NMFS) issued proposed regulations to implement measures in Amendment 13 to the Northeast Multispecies (groundfish) Fishery Management Plan.
The preferred alternative for recreational fishing was just about all sportsmen could ask for. The Cod min. is to drop from 23 to 22 inches,while the min. size for Haddock drops from 22 to 19 inches. Winter Flounder min. in Fed. waters remains at 12 inches, though that doesn't affect local fisheries which are in state waters where the min. remains at 11 inches.
The recreational daily limit for Cod remains at 10 per person, though there is no limit on party and charter boats fishing south and west of Cape Cod.
Whaleback is closed to Cod fishing during the spawn in the month of May.