Ken McDermott, Chip Gruff and Steve Wonder
Jim and Debbie Moors have created a Cape May County, NJ tradition with their annual Back bay flounder tournament. If you are a sport fisherman you should make time for this annual event. This year, due to the record rainfall, coupled recently with SW wind, the challenge has been finding clean water in the correct temperature range for flounder. During the tournament, areas containing the correct conditions were not only hard to find, the conditions only held for a short period of the tide. The upside to this years prevailing conditions, is large flounder remain in the back bay areas later in the summer. Chip Gruff caught a doormat flounder in the back bay on 7-25-13 , his second jumbo of the season. However, Steve Wonder caught the heaviest flounder during the tournament. The Weakfish continue to bite when the conditions are good. Ed Teise caught and released a beautiful weakfish along with a few summer stripped bass on 7-25-13. I caught three mid summer back bay keeper flounder during my last trip 7-22-13. Gotta love summer at the seashore in Cape May County, NJ.