February 25, 2002
Regulations and Advisories
It’s important to note that while the action starts up in mid April and lasts well into late December, the striped bass season in New York opens May 8th and closes December 15th. Catch-and-release, however, is permitted throughout the year. While the size limit is 28 inches, keeping fish remains unadvisable. The New York State Department of Health recommends that no one should eat more than one meal per week (8 ounces) of striped bass taken from Jamaica Bay.