It was a little bumbie out there today with a 20 to 25 knot northeast wind - we were able to pick at the fish on jigs bait. The range of size was a little wierd as we had fish from 4 lbs to 18lbs and not just one of each but many of each size.
Following is Friday's column as submitted SL9-9-19-14RISTORI FOR FRIDAY, SEPT. 19HAVE YOUR SAY ON FLUKE AT UPCOMING SCOPING HEARINGSby Al RistoriThe Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) have scheduled a series of scoping hearings to gather public input on the range of issues and information to be considered in the Comprehensive Summer Flounder Amendment. The Council and Commission are particularly interested in comments on the following topics Fishery management plan goals and objectives Quota allocation between the commercial and recreational fisheries Commercial management measures and strategies Recreational management measures and strategies Discards in the commercial and recreational fisheries Ecosystem, habitat, bycatch, and protected species issues Data collection requirements and protocols The Scoping Document contains background information on summer flounder management and on issues that may be addressed in the amendment, as well as a description of the amendment process and timeline.
We are reading a ton of fish down there on most spots now all we need is the weather to work with us and we will have very good fishing just have to pick a nice day and don't just look to see if the sun is out that has nothing to do with winds. Share Capt. Mike