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Old 10-08-2019, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by gillnetflounderman View Post
recently was paid 2.50 per lb for a few that I sold recently, lowest price on flounder in many years. Spots prices were almost 2 bucks and specks were fetching 3 bucks. The DMF knew what it was doing when it closed the commercial flounder season during the summer months when prices are at their peak, After all why would anyone want to see flounder netters make as much money as possible?
Wow, all of those prices are staggering in different ways! $2.50 for Flounder, who gets out of bed for that? 2$ for Spots!!?? 3$ for Specks??? Lord have mercy I'd hate to be a speckled trout from now until February, talk about pressure!
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:04 PM
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Wow, all of those prices are staggering in different ways! $2.50 for Flounder, who gets out of bed for that? 2$ for Spots!!?? 3$ for Specks??? Lord have mercy I'd hate to be a speckled trout from now until February, talk about pressure!
That's how it works, The DMF decides they must protect southern flounder so fishermen must put all of their effort on something else. Shrimping has been poor and there seems to be plenty of specks this year so should not be hard to figure out what species of fish will get hammered this year.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by gillnetflounderman View Post
That's how it works, The DMF decides they must protect southern flounder so fishermen must put all of their effort on something else. Shrimping has been poor and there seems to be plenty of specks this year so should not be hard to figure out what species of fish will get hammered this year.
Commercial fishermen shouldn't be able to ruin one fishery and then ruin another one. It is a shame that is how it works in this state but it is what it is.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gillnetflounderman View Post
That's how it works, The DMF decides they must protect southern flounder so fishermen must put all of their effort on something else. Shrimping has been poor and there seems to be plenty of specks this year so should not be hard to figure out what species of fish will get hammered this year.
Everything is relative but I discount that there are plenty of Specks around..........Just because the internet is full of guides scrapping up a limit of 4 fish for each of their customers (and 4 for the guide,Lol,I love these guys!) I would not consider it PLENTY of fish. I can't believe things have got so bad that we think catching our 4 fish limit 4 times over is a great day.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:57 AM
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Everything is relative but I discount that there are plenty of Specks around..........Just because the internet is full of guides scrapping up a limit of 4 fish for each of their customers (and 4 for the guide,Lol,I love these guys!) I would not consider it PLENTY of fish. I can't believe things have got so bad that we think catching our 4 fish limit 4 times over is a great day.
That's the same justification that people always use as some kind of signal that "oh we don't need to regulate anything". People especially the fishermen show up and say "well I see plenty of bla, bla, bla". What is seen is not representative of what you do not see. I'm on the same boat as you, if you don't see people in boats tied together catching them left and right, there are not plenty of fish. If catching a limit means that there are "plenty" we need to adjust what "plenty" means to you.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by gillnetflounderman View Post
That's how it works, The DMF decides they must protect southern flounder so fishermen must put all of their effort on something else. Shrimping has been poor and there seems to be plenty of specks this year so should not be hard to figure out what species of fish will get hammered this year.
Well, I agree 100%.

Nothing better than picking winners and losers and an insane way to manage fisheries. That's something government does very, very well. Flounder win, trout lose.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by mattbowen61990 View Post
That's the same justification that people always use as some kind of signal that "oh we don't need to regulate anything". People especially the fishermen show up and say "well I see plenty of bla, bla, bla". What is seen is not representative of what you do not see. I'm on the same boat as you, if you don't see people in boats tied together catching them left and right, there are not plenty of fish. If catching a limit means that there are "plenty" we need to adjust what "plenty" means to you.
When I can go out any morning right now and catch 20 + specs in 2 hours before work, then there's plenty of fish out there.. BTW I never catch any fish.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:32 AM
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When I can go out any morning right now and catch 20 + specs in 2 hours before work, then there's plenty of fish out there.. BTW I never catch any fish.
What qualifies 20+ as a good number? Why can't it be 100+, 150+., it's all relative to what you think are "plenty" of fish.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:47 PM
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I've caught more trout this year already than I did last year.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:34 PM
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Thats a mighty big mark up. (Not a comm) but I expected the flounder (boat) prices to hit the roof. I guess fish houses are betting on the "closure news" driving the frenzy in the market. And they can blame prices on the closure.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by WET FLOORS View Post


He could be gigging commercially
True....
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I even heard a grey trout was caught!!

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Old 10-10-2019, 02:53 PM
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I even heard a grey trout was caught!!
Wow! A whole limit.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by barhopping View Post

Good! Maybe time to find a new job?
or maybe time to make flounder a game fish since it is the most sought after recreational salt water fish.
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:46 PM
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or maybe time to make flounder a game fish since it is the most sought after recreational salt water fish.
that wont ever happen
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