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    Posted: 08 August 2017 at 4:42pm
Fished this past Friday 8/4 with my neighbor and 1 of his grandsons. It had been over 7 weeks since we have been able to get down to AB. We hoped to catch some flounder and made it into the area marshes on the higher afternoon tide about 4 PM. Earlier, the turning basin  only produced oyster toads, small BSB, and other trash fish. We managed 6 keeper flounder in the marshes in about 2 hours, with the largest over 4 lbs. caught by my neighbors 9 year old grandson. We were stoked to say the least. Sunday 8/6 we went back with both grandsons to fish the am high tide in the same area. We only managed 2 throwback flounder, but saved the day when we caught 3 puppy drum right before heading in for lunch. Both boys caught their first drum, and they were thrilled. Taking a kid fishing is very rewarding. 
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Outstanding and very happy to see the kid make a memory!Clap

Good Fishing!!!
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Nice work billistic
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Good to hear, currently rigging my fathers john boat for the fall gigging trips.
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First report in a while. Thanks and. Good work
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All fish are trophys to kids.... smiles say it all.
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Great report!  Nothing like taking a kid fishing, especially when they get a chance to feel a little "pullage" with a quality fish.

Knock on wood...flounder fishing looks a little better this year.  It's not surprising that we could see a slightly better fishery given the last two years of turtle and sturgeon closures, an increased size limit for commercials that is now a uniform 15" for both commercial netters and recreational anglers, an increase to 6" on large mesh gill net size and larger mesh escape panels in pound nets.  Just think what proper management with quotas and seasons would do for the fishery in two to three years.

The rain, wind and lightening gods gave us a break on Thursday morning that allowed my son to hit the marsh banks and a few old dock pilings for a couple of hours.  He did OK using live finger mullet on a Carolina rig.

The largest flounder was 24" and weighed 4.5 lbs.

Mighty good eating on Thursday night!










Edited by Rick - 14 August 2017 at 3:31pm
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