Doug, the fiance and I are gonna be there that saturday. We killed the flounder last year on the same date. Tog should be there especially if you fish the warmer outgoing tide. I think we're gonna give both a try.
Seems the first flounder in OC are always caught the last week in March or the first week of April, so I wouldn't say WAY too early. Larry is probably just trying to drum up some business for the local B&T's.
Talked to a scallop fisherman fishing about 40 miles offshore.He said they,ve been picking up lots of summer &winter flounder as bycatch and in about 120 ft of water.Just a matter of time &water temp.before we see them inshore again
The big females should be in . Look over at your NOAA chart. Find the mud bottoms in the south end of the bays and you'll find those Flounder(FLUKE). Also look at the dark sand(gray) areas close to those mud bottom areas. As the water warm in the day, the females will mov over to the gray sand areas to feed, and move back again as the water cools down for the day.
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Plain doormatter rigs WITHOUT Spinner blades will work on the drift.
HINT....HINT....HINT.... Use a chrome ball...aka...Dormatter Express to get the FLUKEs attention. WORK IT SSSLLLOOOWWWLLLYYY up and down with lots of HESITATION at the top of the SSSLLLOOOWWW JIGging action.
These big females are CCOOLLDD and have finished spawing. The want food BUT WON'T CHASE it. They will follow a bait, but, IT MUST BE SLOWLY WORKED.
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Also work in and around Ocean City,, have only seen clam dredgers working, tog fishing is the best bet for the next couple of weeks, there are better chances of connecting with stripers than flounder this weekend