Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Meeting Tonight Aims To Help Cape May County Charter Fishing Industry

Meeting Tonight Aims To Help Cape May County Charter Fishing Industry

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By David Madden
SOMERS POINT, N.J. (CBS) — A meeting early this evening in Somers Point, NJ will look into concerns surrounding the charter fishing business in Cape May County.
The multimillion-dollar industry is at a crossroads, according to Vicki Clark, head of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, organizer of the session.
There’s genuine concern that many boat owners will have to get out of the business because of taxes, regulations, regional competition, and the possibility that some species of fish may be over-harvested.
“If other states have figured out how to do this better, let’s take a look at what they’re doing to improve the opportunities here in New Jersey,” Clark told KYW Newsradio this morning.
Following the meeting, set for 5:30pm at the Greate Bay Country Club, a list of concerns and recommendations will be forwarded to state legislators for their consideration.
The meeting is open to the public, with a $10 fee.

Spring Things to Do in Cape May this Year


Enjoy the Spring season here in Cape May, come to the Jersey Shore and enjoy a stay in a luxurious resort and celebrate the the start of the Spring Season.

Spring Things to Do in Cape May this Year

The Cape May Lady has started weekend trips for the Spring Season and will Fish Drum in May
Cape May 4 Hour Fishing Trips aboard the Cape May Lady
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Captain Jason will be fishing weekend only during Saturday and Sunday. The Cape May Lady will also go fishing for Drum Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting in May at 5PM.  If you want to catch Drum fish and Weakfish, Delaware Bay provides you the best opportunity in the state. In fact, both the world record Weakfish and Drum fish were caught in Delaware Bay. The Weakfish weighed in at just over 19 pounds and the Drum at 113 pounds. 
Cape May Delaware Bay Drum Fishing is very exciting if you like to tangle with an inshore fish that can weigh in excess of 70. Best months are generally May and June.  Drum, or more specifically Black Drum, are the largest inshore fish in our state waters and often exceed 70 pounds. They have recently been reported as far north as the Sandy Hook but Delaware Bay is where they appear most consistently and in large numbers.drum cape may lady In fact, the current world record Drum was caught in Cape May weighing in at 113 pounds!! Although a few Drum are caught in the surf each year, most fish are caught by boat and there are many Charter boats in the Cape May area that specialize in the fishery. The action is typically not as fast and furious as some of the other inshore species since most trips 2 or 3 fish is about the best that you can expect… However they are very powerful fish and put up a great fight! Time of Year: Best months are May and June.
Catching Drum Fish aboard the Cape May Lady
Cape May Drum FishingHow To Catch Them: You fish from an anchored boat Fish finder rig with just enough weight to hold bottom Best baits are whole fresh clams or shedder crabs if you can find them 3 foot 50-80 pound leader with an 8/0 – 12/0 hook. Cast your line out and let it settle to the bottom. Reel in slack until you come tight to the sinker. Set pole in holder in free spool with line out alarm on. When if fish picks it up give them a little slack… If you’re fishing a J hook click your reel into gear and set the hook sharply with a upward rod motion. If you are fishing a circle hook simply click the reel in gear and let the fish hook itself. These fish travel in tight schools so if you catch one there are sure to be many more so stay on guard.
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Cape May Spring Events in May 2015 Feasting on History: The 15th Annual Restaurant Gala, May 5th

Feasting on History: The 15th Annual Restaurant Gala, May 5th

Cape May Spring Events in May 2015

Feasting on History: The 15th Annual Restaurant Gala, May 5th

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photo 217 webHistoric Cold Spring Village kicks off the 2015 season with its signature fundraiser, Feasting on History. The annual restaurant gala is one of the most anticipated social events of the season- now in its 15th year! Feasting on History will be held at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at the Cape May Airport on Tuesday, May 5th at 6pm. Over 45 of Cape May County’s favorite restaurants, wineries, and breweries, generously donate popular foods, signature dishes, wine, craft beers and desserts. Last year, nearly 700 guests enjoyed a night of food, music and networking while celebrating the mission of Historic Cold Spring Village. The presenting sponsor of Feasting on History is Sturdy Savings Bank. Additional support has been provided by the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and Cape May Airport, Gaiss’ Market, Cape May Magazine, Billmae Cottage and Ford Scott & Associates.
Feasting on History not only supports the Village and its mission of historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism, it also offers guests the opportunity to celebrate their favorite restaurants and dining experiences in the company of friends and colleagues. The gala will feature the second annual “Best of Feasting on History” contest, giving guests the chance to vote for their favorite dishes, desserts and drinks. This year’s event will also feature a silent auction, where guests can bid on sports memorabilia, artwork, vacations, special event tickets and much more! Proceeds from the 15th Annual Restaurant Gala are being dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the early 19th century Stillwell and Elizabeth Corson Barn, the future site of the Cold Spring Brewery.
Tickets to Feasting on History are $80 per person, or $750 for a table of ten. Seating will only be reserved for groups of ten guests. For all other guests there will be open seating. Advanced ticket sales only.
Order your tickets online now or by calling (609) 898-2300, ext. 10.
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Cape May Dolphin Season has started for the Spring

What's the earliest time you can take an trip in Cape May to view Whales or Dolphins? Well it's April in Cape May and Captain Stewart is into the Dolphins for some great Spring Trips.
Dolphins have been great this spring. You have extra chances to view them this weekend. We will offer our 10:00 AM Dolphin Watch on Saturday and Sunday in addition to our 1:00 PM Whale and Dolphin Watch. Celebrate Spring. Read more from Capt Stewart dolphin spring in cape may nj
It’s been a rough winter in New Jersey with ice storms and snow piled up. We have finally reached the month of March with daylight saving times and we start the rites of Spring in Cape May. The Cape May Whale Watcher and the Stewart’s family kick off another season this year with the first trip starting on  March 15, 2014, 1:00 PM Whale and Dolphin Watch.
Cape May Spring Whale Watching 2014
Starting since  1993, the Cape May Whale Watcher, with the Stewart Family has remained the leader of their industry in both ecotourism and first rate boat tours in Cape May. The average monthly temperatures in the spring are 60ºF in April, and Cape May offers shore bound visitors any number of activities from whale watching to shopping or visiting a local winery. It’s time to get ready for the upcoming summer season and come to Cape May to enjoy the Easter Holiday and take a brisk walk on the beach and enjoy the warm sun aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher.
Keep in mind that the Cape May Whale Watcher’s boat is specifically designed for this event and offers a fully climate controlled cabins with a steady platform to enjoy the dolphins and sea life you most certainly will encounter. The best part of the Cape May Whale Watcher is that they are also Pet-Friendly with oversized ramps and you can bring your well behaved leashed pooch with you to enjoy the trip. So come down to Cape May this Spring, the Stewart Family welcomes you aboard the first trip of the year for your weekend getaway in Cape May.
by Ryan ReclaimCape

Cape May Memorial Day 2015

Cape May Memorial Day 2015

Celebrate your Cape May Memorial Day 2015 with these official Memorial Day Events taking place in Cape May for the new start of the season.

Whale Watching, fishing aboard the Cape May Lady, attending the Cape May Music Festival or shop the craft festival during the weekend. The Memorial Day at the shore marks the official start of the new summer season and the long awaited vacation from this past year’s ice and snowy season.

Cape May Memorial Day Beach

Cape May Music Festival
May 24 – June 11, 2015
This annual music series brings an all-star lineup of family friendly concerts to Cape May, from classical orchestral performances to jazz concerts to Irish music and more. Over Memorial Day Weekend, listen to rousing American music with a free performance by the Atlantic Brass Band.

Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony  May 25, 2015 Honoring those who committed their lives for their country, the City of Cape May will hold recognition services at the Columbia Avenue Monument, followed by a special ceremony at Cape May Convention Hall and the traditional launching of the Memorial Flower Boat at the adjacent beach.

May 24: Crafts & Collectibles at Memorial Day  WHEN: Sunday, May 24, 2015 – 10AM to 4PM Map of New Jersey with Cape May County highlighted.WHERE: Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May NJ 08204 Beach Avenue at Stockton (Cape May County New Jersey Craft Shows, Antique Shows.) ESCRIPTION: Annual Crafts and Antiques at Memorial Day event with craft and antiques vendors offer a wide selection of country crafts, folk art, custom-designed jewelry, antiques and a choice selection of Victorian items. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton, 10am-4pm

May 30: Jazz at the Estate Crafts Show Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., 12pm-6:30pm

Cape May Whale Watching for the Memorial Day Weekend

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