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Online Striped Bass Logbook

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife (NJDFW) has instituted an online version of the voluntary Striped Bass Logbook. The new Web data entry site is designed to replace the paper logbooks anglers mailed to the Division's Striped Bass Bonus Program at the end of each fishing season. This online process does not replace the need to complete your bonus permit harvest information each time a permit is used, but is a way for you to provide your logbook data more quickly and easily.


You can refer to the detailed instructions below for guidance in completing and submitting the information via the online reporting site.

To begin entering NJDFW voluntary Striped Bass Logbook data please click on the following link: Doing so will take you to the LOGIN SCREEN and begin the process.


  1. Enter your 9-digit Conservation Identification Number (CID#) as your USERNAME with no spaces or dashes. (Example: 001234567)
  2. Enter your date of birth as your PASSWORD with no spaces, slashes or dashes. The format is MMDDYYYY (Example: April 15, 1981 would be entered as 04151981.)
  3. Click on LOGIN to access your account.

This brings you to the MAIN MENU SCREEN for your account.

Choose one of the three following options:

A. Enter New Report
B. Edit Catch Report
C. Review Striped Bass Catch Reports


To enter a new report:

  1. Click on ENTER NEW REPORT - this will bring you into the ENTER TRIP page
  2. Enter the DATE that you fished. Use the calendar icon to the right to select the date.
  3. Enter the total number of HOURS that you were actively fishing.
  4. Enter the total NUMBER OF FISH CAUGHT, including all kept and released striped bass.
  5. Enter the primary METHOD of fishing that took place using the drop-down menu.
  6. Enter the HOOK TYPE used on your fishing gear using the drop-down menu.
  7. Select the primary AREA fished using the drop-down menu. The NJDFW uses three digit codes to denote fishing areas. If it is unclear which area you fished, you can access the charts of the NJDFW three digit area codes. Click on the AREA label at the left of the entry window. To zoom into a specific area, click on the chart number to get an enlarged view. Use the corresponding three-digit code from the chart to select the area fished from the AREA pull down menu.
  8. When you are satisfied with what you have entered, click SAVE TRIP.

If you DID NOT CATCH FISH, you will see a "no data found" message under the CATCH REPORT. Click SAVE if correct.

If you CAUGHT FISH, the next screen you will see is the Catch Report.

  1. Select the DISPOSITION (kept/released) of the fish from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter the CATCH TOTAL LENGTH in inches. Measure the fish from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail, NOT THE FORK LENGTH.
  3. Enter the CATCH WEIGHT of the fish in pounds (lbs) if known.
  4. If a BONUS PERMIT was used enter the permit number.
  5. Select the CATCH HEALTH from the drop-down menu.
  6. If the fish caught was TAGGED select yes (Y).
  7. Once you have entered all fish caught for that single trip click SAVE CATCH, then click FINISH after reviewing data entered.

You will then be returned to the MAIN MENU screen.


To edit a pre-existing catch report:

  1. Click on Edit Catch Report from the Main Menu screen.
  2. You will be directed to the Select Report page. Select the Trip Date you would like to edit.
  3. When making changes in the Edit Trip section, you must click APPLY CHANGES to update Trip Information.
  4. When making changes to the Edit Catch section, you must click SAVE CATCH to update the corrections made.
  5. After reviewing ALL changes, click FINISH to complete edit.

You will then be returned to the MAIN MENU screen.


Review Striped Bass Catch Reports

  1. Click on Review Striped Bass Catch Reports from the Main Menu screen.
  2. You will be directed to the Striped Bass Catch Reports page. Select the individual Trip Date you would like to view.
  3. To return to the previous screen, use the back-space button on your keyboard or your browser's "Back" button on the top of the screen.
  4. If you would like to save your catch summary on your personal computer, click on the DOWNLOAD button, and choose "Save" in the File Download window.

After entering your striped bass fishing trip data, review the catch report for any data entry errors and edit accordingly.

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Last Updated: January 22, 2015