The Striped Bass Bonus Program will continue in 2016 with a season of Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, where anglers possessing a bonus permit may keep a third striper from 24" to less than 28". Check for regulation updates here.
Individuals who returned their 2015 logs WILL NOT automatically receive a 2016 Striped Bass Bonus Permit.
The permits are ONLY available online. Go to:
Log in to the system, complete the application and immediately print one Bonus Permit; application fee $2.00/permit. The permit is non-transferable and valid for the 2013 Calendar Year. Only one permit can be used per day. Harvest reporting also must be done online (see below).
The part/charter boat segment of the program remains the same as 2012, with the applications available only by contacting fish and wildlife at 609-748-2020. The party/charter boat bonus program is not online.
TO APPLY: Once you have logged in (or registered if you are new.
All information on the Bonus Permit must be completed immediately after harves and prior to transportation. After reporting harvest information at
STRIPED BASS FISHING LOG
anglers are then eligible to receive another bonus permit for the $2.00 application fee.
Harvest reporting must be done online.
(I put in a request for a button to be placed on the last page of the harvest report page, to take you right to buying a new tag, but who knows if they read the complaints/comments, ~MizMo)
All participants receive a log with their Bonus Permit and are encouraged to report all striped bass fishing activity for the 2013 calendar year. Anglers now have the option to enter their striped bass fishing log online instead of mailing their paper fishing log. Go to:
Additional information (and updates) may be found via the state's website: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/bonusbas.htm