I fished Jersey for a good 20 years up until 2014 when I started fishing mostly on Long Island, then 2015 just 2 Jersey trips. Why? Because of all the beach replenishment. Because of crowds. Because areas I liked fishing (usually alone), closed. Then after hitting Demo and Montauk, Jersey is done. Jersey no-more.
But I had so many great Jersey trips. The Bug Light, False Rip, Island Beach, My Rock at Seven Presidents. Long Branch and the Spring Lake rock piles. Dozens of great outings to these spots.
And then the state decided beach replenishment would be a good idea. Bury the jettys, kill all the creatures that were in the surf line, completely wreck the beaches with crud.