As the water warms and spawning is done with , the fish will start to move closer to the inlets and then offshore. Generally these tides are best because of the warmer water flowing and the small baits that these toothless fish feed on are washed off the flats into the channels and channel slopes. Winter flounder are a right eyed flatfish, not to be confused with its left eyed cousin the summer flounder. A pair of big porgies caught aboard the Norma K III out of Point Pleasant Beach on Sunday. However, out of the woodwork, old man winter dealt us a wicked cold February. document.write ("<\/scr"+"ipt>"); In the Southern NJ area (our Great Bay/Tuckerton Bay area in particular), the Winter Flounder fishing generally starts to pick up around March 10. The development is described on an annual basis in the FRB series Report of the Atlantic Biological Station (known today as the St Andrews Biological Station), and was accompanied by extensive tagging studies. You make have to go 20 to 25 miles offshore or may find the right temps as close as 15 mile off the beach. Weekly Arkansas Fishing Report. Winter Time Flounder Galveston. Winter flounder are so named because they prefer temperatures below 70˚ F and spawn in the winter when water temperatures are below 42˚ F. Over the last several decades, Narragansett Bay … [CDATA[ However, what we're running into is a situation where the few fish that remain are bunched together, so when you find them, it feels like fast fishing, but there are really very few fish around. North Carolina Marine Fisheries Flounder Harvest Reduction Fails In First Year November 14, 2020 The North Carolina Marine Fisheries plan to restore the North Carolina Flounder resource … Don't be stingy with the chum. Keep a journal of what you find. Anglers can fish for flounder from jetties, piers and bridges, but those fishing from boats near the mouths of estuaries and harbors are more successful. Fishing with fish is good in cut baits, kites and night fishermen. You will want to move or jiggle the chum pot from time to time to stir the bottom up and create a greater flow of chum. Striper fishing is also heating up in the ocean mostly by anglers livelining bunker, with a few boats also trolling bunker spoons and mojo rigs. Some will run a baited hook off the chum pot. When the winter flounder are around, it behooves the wise angler to go fishing for these tasty fish. The Canadian Winter Flounder fishery began in St Mary's Bay in 1948, as did the tagging studies. Almost any rod and reel combo in your arsenal will work as long as you don't go too heavy. They are definitely what you would call a "fair weather" fish; best fishing days are clear and sunny. Baits will be primarily bloodworms, sand worms, grass shrimp, strips of mussel or clam. This easy trip is a 10 minute boat ride from our marina and family friendly. Push the worm up the shank until you get to the eye of the hook. With the recent hurricane the negative impact to the water quality, Ray found that heading out the inlet to the nearshore and offshore structure locations proved to be a great option for winter time flounder fishing. Baits should be small, probably no longer than 2 inches in length, with 1/2 or more of this length dangling free off the hook. Almost any rod and reel combo in your arsenal will work as long as you don't go too heavy. [CDATA[ Preferred water temp is around 45 degrees. Discussion Starter • #1 • 2 mo ago. In fact many use 2 chum pots at the same time. They are definitely what you would call a "fair weather" fish; best fishing days … The chum will consist of ground up clams, ground up mussels, grass shrimp, a mixture of whole kernel frozen or canned corn and cooked rice flavored with clams, squid, or most any oily addition to increase the odor. ... And the sad news is that cold-water fish such as winter flounder, American lobster and cod have gone to cooler, deeper water north … Fishing Report. Here we will list some basics you have to consider to increase your chances of winter flounder fishing success. Winter flounder catches were almost nonexistent, maybe because of cold water. The Old Grounds has been a go to spot, but crowded. All Rights Reserved. My first job landed me part time on the deck of a local party boat in Point Pleasant during winter 1992. '&charset='+document.characterSet : '')); document.write ("&loc=" + escape(window.location)); if (document.referrer) document.write ("&referer=" + escape(document.referrer)); if (document.context) document.write ("&context=" + escape(document.context)); if (document.mmm_fo) document.write ("&mmm_fo=1"); document.write ("'><\/scr"+"ipt>"); var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'? When the winter flounder are around, it behooves the wise angler to go fishing for these tasty fish. //]]>-->,