The weather was so nice today I had to take an hour to flounder fish. The hour was whittled down to 25 minutes, as I had to stopped for gas. I fished a spot that can hold large fluke at this time of the year. I caught keeper number 100 for the season. It was 23″ nice, but not a large fish. I caught one more keeper and headed home. It has been a couple of years since I hit 100 keepers. I take this as proof that the flounder regulations are working. With all the concessions we have made, shorter season, larger fish, I would hope that at some point the regulations will swing back with a longer season.
The same fishermen that were catching tuna last year are on the fish again this year. Some years a 100 mile run is necessary. If you are fishing the Mid Atlantic tuna tournament make sure the boat you will be fishing on has that capability. In resent years the bluefin bite has been off of Virginia at a spot called the parking lot. If you make the run make sure you have “live bait”. First light is always the hottest bite. I would say most years the winner of the Mid Atlantic tuna tournament comes from this area. note: All the flounder were caught in the back bays of Cape May Co. NJ.