The summer flounder bite was so hot yesterday we decided to up the 18″ legal keeper size limit to 21″. We ended our 2hr evening trip with our limit of flounder . Including 2 fat doormats measuring 27″ and 27.5″. It was beautiful and calm on the water . The fishing pressure was super light and the sunset was spectacular. Loving summertime 2017.
Saturday July 15, we fished the Duke of fluke flounder tournament for the first time. We ended the day with 5 keepers. Dayna Townsend caught the largest one. We caught all of our fish in the waters located in the sounds of Cape May co. , NJ. Dayna’s summer flounder held for first place in the women’s division, she also took the Calcutta money home.In addition she was crowned 2017 duchess of fluke.
We fished the Grassy Sound Marina 2017 summer flounder tournament on the 24 of June. We had a memorable day on the water, followed by an excellent barbecue and live entertainment. Congratulations to all the winners! We caught a cooler full of flounder. However, we got bumped out of the winners circle this year.However, Ty McDermott did capture the win for the youth division with his doormat summer flounder.
The Avalon fishing tournament and others official recognize the winners the following season/year.
Cape May County fishing Tournament 2016. First place weakfish:
Beach & Boat State-wide tournament 2016 first place weakfish (tournament record):
A few of the largest weakfish caught on the east coast, 2016. Bill Collins, Ken Mcdermott , Ed Tiese . Ed and bill, are also listed in the top 10 Angers , in the Fishermen Magazine’s tournament.
Last nights tide-runner 27.5 “, I released this one.
Ed Tiese released this tournament qualifying class weakfish last week. He is holding out for a first place contender. (10 plus lbs.) He placed second during the fishermen magazine’s coast wide tournament last year.
The SSCF staff annual flounder tournament caught a good day Saturday. To even the the competition somewhat everyone had to fish from a rental boat. 18 keeper flounder were boated Saturday. CJ Tomlin won the tournament with a 4 plus pound flounder.
June 2017 Delaware Bay tide -runner weakfish
However,Cj was able to land this impressive striper today.
Catching your limit of summer flounder during adverse weather conditions, like we had this weekend is a good sign. That’s exactly what Dayna future (daughter in-law ) and my son Justin did on Saturday. Looks like summer flounder have arrived in good numbers in the back waters. Weakfish have my full attention at this point. The weakfish bite over the last few days has been slow but steady.
My first tide-runner weakfish of the 2017 season. Cj caught this 45.5 inch Striper today 5-23-2017, how much do you think it weighed ?
Bill Collins shows his beautiful spring 2016 Cape May tide -runner
Bill’s tide-runner weakfish weighed in at 10.66 pounds. Ed Teise earned second place in this tournament with a 10 plus pound Cape May weakfish. Bill and Ed are no strangers in the winners circle. They both also placed on the top ten 2016 anglers list during the Fishermen Magazine’s fishing tournament.
The 3 largest (documented) weakfish caught on planet earth,in 2016. Bill Collins (10.66), Ken McDermott (11.70) , Ed Teise (10+). Ed and Bill, are also listed among the top 10 anglers on the east coast , in the Fishermen Magazine’s tournament.
CONGRATULATIONS to all 11,500″ Beach N Boat tournament Anglers!
* 2016 Winners list * That includes a tournament record weakfish.