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Old 01-08-2019, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default winter flounder

have not been lately.been seeing flatties caught on rod &reel.so some must still be around. anybody been over that way
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Nope horrible in pensacola area, been getting bad here for years. Many more giggers, small charter boats and divers. They should shut Flounder down November and December for a couple years. That would give the spawning Flounder a chance to multiply.
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Nope horrible in pensacola area, been getting bad here for years. Many more giggers, small charter boats and divers. They should shut Flounder down November and December for a couple years. That would give the spawning Flounder a chance to multiply.
I concur Sealark. The summer flounder my sons and I use to target on the lower Escambia River ,upper bay during the summer and fall are no longer to be found.
With the increase in floundering boats set up with trolling motors, quality lights ,generators, allowing for giggers to cover more water ,an the harvest of roe laden females in November/ December has taken a toll on the summer flounder population . Like you I say close it for a 2 month period, increase the minimum size to 14" and a 6 fish daily bag limit.
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Size limit doesn't need to be raised. Just simply shut it down for the two months.
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Size limit doesn't need to be raised. Just simply shut it down for the two months.
A 12" flounder aint worth eating and sure aint worth cleaning. I say move it to 16".
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A 12" flounder aint worth eating and sure aint worth cleaning. I say move it to 16".
You don't know what you are talking about. Cut the head off, scale and gut a 10 in. Flounder and deep fry. Hard to beat.
I had a restaurant over off 98 before the lilian bridge all she wanted was the small flounder. That was back in the 70s. Before the decline. Gill nets were another problem years ago with flounder.
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You don't know what you are talking about. Cut the head off, scale and gut a 10 in. Flounder and deep fry. Hard to beat.
I had a restaurant over off 98 before the lilian bridge all she wanted was the small flounder. That was back in the 70s. Before the decline. Gill nets were another problem years ago with flounder.
Dont get me wrong, I like flounder. But if we are eating 10-12" flounder, I am gonna need a limit just for me.
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I agree. I've lived on the eastern shore of mobile bay since 72. I used to fill the freezer every year with flounder, shrimp and crabs by going to 1-2 jubilees. This year I did get into the shrimp. But the floundering just sucks.
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You don't know what you are talking about. Cut the head off, scale and gut a 10 in. Flounder and deep fry. Hard to beat.
I had a restaurant over off 98 before the lilian bridge all she wanted was the small flounder. That was back in the 70s. Before the decline. Gill nets were another problem years ago with flounder.
i remember that place. pretty good food back then. i didn't know it shut down.
name was "fish basket" or something like that.
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i remember that place. pretty good food back then. i didn't know it shut down.
name was "fish basket" or something like that.
edit: filling station?

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Yes run by 2 old ladys always had 3 or 4 old men eating those in those days 11 inch size Flounder. Those were the good old days. No money plenty of time no regulations. A hell of a day to walk away from that back door with 10 or 11 bucks in hand.
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