Are BSB's coming back in season

June 1st? 5 per person? 13 inches?

it’s open now. 5 per person 13" and i believe the season did not close from last year, quota was increased - not met or something like that

30 gw marlin
35 donzi sfc (sold)
25 pursuit cc(sold)
45 egg harbor sportfish (sank hurricane)

It’s still open according to

Mako 1901 Inshore-Honda 130
10% of the people catch 90% of the fish.

Three things to check

2000 20’ Twin Vee twin nissan 50’s

Black sea bass did not close during the 2013-2014 year as the stock had significantly recovered. The recreational annual quota for the 2013-2014 year was double that of the 2012-2013 fishing year. The vermilion snapper recreational quota increased by about ~120,000 lbs during the same time period. If the annual recreational quota is not being caught, there is justification for increasing the per person and/or trip bag limit.

Sea Hunt 207CC,Yam F150
Carolina Skiff (old school model)17’ Suz D50

There was never anything wrong with em.

Originally posted by Redstripe

There was never anything wrong with em.

Exactly! If anything, I thought BSB fishing was better 5 years ago before the closure. I've seen a ton of small ones this year. They are cockroaches of the ocean.

I would rather see the size limit go down than the bag limit go up. Why should only big boats be allowed to keep most of the fish when they are found nearshore as well.

14’ Carolina Skiff
19’ Sea Pro