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Old 07-08-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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Had a trip today with Morgan and his family. They didn't want to leave the bay sowe decided to try some grouper fishing since the bite has been pretty good lately. We tried a flounder spot first thing and caught a beautiful fish. After that we went searching for a keeper grouper. We caught lots of short fish, probably 7-8 and one keeper. Hooked several nice fish that got the better of us. Everybody had a great time and we managed to dodge the storms this morning. Here are a couple pictures.



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Old 07-08-2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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nice fish! very good eats...thanks for the report and pics...
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looks like some happy campers!nice job capt
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That is a beautiful flounder! Did you get a weight on it? From the picture he looks like a 6-7 pounder.Nice looking gag too. It sounds like you left some gags with some souveneirs. Good job once again.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:15 PM   #5
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That flounder looks bigger than the grouper!

Good job Matt.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:27 PM   #6
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Good report and nice grouper and nice flounder , but he's not close to 6 or 7lbs ,see3 dots in triangle shaped pattern= gulf flounder record is 6.25lbs
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Thanks for all the kind words guys. You know, other than size I can't really tell the difference between a southern and gulf flounder, but it seems like this one was waytoo big to be a gulf flounder. I didn't get a weight but it was a nice one. What three dots are you talking about? I agree the pictures don't do the grouper justice, he was over 26" long, but looks barely legal.
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Family Bothidae, LEFTEYE FLOUNDERS
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Similar Fish: southern flounder, P. lethostigma (no eye-like spots; color pattern is key to distinguishing the two species).

Where found: INSHORE on sandy or mud bottoms, often ranging into tidal creeks; occasionally caught on NEARSHORE rocky reefs.

Size: common to 2 pounds, generally smaller than southern flounder.

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Remarks: hatches into usual fish form, but right eye migrates over to left side early in life; a bottom dweller; thought to spawn OFFSHORE; feeds on crustaceans and small fishes.

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WOW Matt, what a great catch in the bay :clap Man I could eat flounder every night :hungry
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Quality fish there! Way to go Capt.
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