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Old 10-11-2019, 03:14 PM
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wife and I went fishing -- wife caught a 18 in flounder-- then she caught a 19 in flounder - then she caught a 20 in flounder --- we had chicken for supper-

I hope those bastards are happy now -- cant even keep one for supper--bite me
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I think its more of a recommendation than an actual rule on keeping them oh, and pic of wife
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recommendation???-- try telling the game warden that---flounder is closed
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Dumb question but why measure a 2 and half pound flounder that needs throwed back?
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I think its more of a recommendation than an actual rule on keeping them oh, and pic of wife
I think it isn’t. “pic of wife”?! PERV
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recommendation???-- try telling the game warden that---flounder is closed
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I think it isn’t. “pic of wife”?! PERV
tough crowd.
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That was a sad ride home. I bet neither of you could believe it by the third one.
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Newbie question. What is considered a good sized flounder?
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Doormat sized.
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Doormat sized.
10lb has always been the threshold for doormat in my experience but that threshold is different in different places.

Heard a guy in EI a few weeks ago talk about tossing back a 20 inch doormat...

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I think NC citation fish is 5lbs.
Caught a 24" one time in Southport but it still was shy of 5lbs.

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Old 10-26-2019, 06:43 PM
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dead horse you are right, the most sought after recreational saltwater fish they are and NC takes them away from the recreational side and gives them straight up to the commercial side, what a crock of B/S!!!!!! so now the comm side side get's to rape them with their indiscriminate gigs, nets, and trawls in nursery area's, but you are not entitiled to even one fish for supper, it is high time that we become united and fight to have FLOUNDER declared a gamefish and turned back over to the rec, side, the comm side doesn't even pay their share of income taxes on these fish, it is ridiculous! there is no reason in the world that NC dioes not have a hook and line commercial fishery for flounder and do away with their net's and gigs and trawls, most of these comm guys could make more money fishing for them and that would free them up for the rec side too, but this is a deep rooted problem that does not seem to want to fix itself.
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I think NC citation fish is 5lbs.
Caught a 24" one time in Southport but it still was shy of 5lbs.

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Flounder citation size is 5#s, but my understanding is NC will not issue any citations during the closed season(s).
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dead horse you are right, the most sought after recreational saltwater fish they are and NC takes them away from the recreational side and gives them straight up to the commercial side, what a crock of B/S!!!!!! so now the comm side side get's to rape them with their indiscriminate gigs, nets, and trawls in nursery area's, but you are not entitiled to even one fish for supper, it is high time that we become united and fight to have FLOUNDER declared a gamefish and turned back over to the rec, side, the comm side doesn't even pay their share of income taxes on these fish, it is ridiculous! there is no reason in the world that NC dioes not have a hook and line commercial fishery for flounder and do away with their net's and gigs and trawls, most of these comm guys could make more money fishing for them and that would free them up for the rec side too, but this is a deep rooted problem that does not seem to want to fix itself.
I welcome you to the fight but wonder if you are new. NC manages ALL fisheries for the maximum commercial harvest. Flounder and shrimp are mismanaged specifically for the commercial harvest in spite of the inequity. FYI the flounder closure proposed at a full MFC meeting 6/3 closed the flounder season for everyone. In the dark of night DEQ and DMF directors changed the wording to allow additional commercial seasons. When finally offered up for approval 6/6 it was put before the MFC without any mention of it being changed and they voted on it. At least some commercial interests on MFC knew of the unethical bait and switch but most did not. That’s how it works here in N.C. That’s why our inshore fishing will never again be what it once was. Corruption and greed beginning with Cooper who appointed a bunch of prostitutes for commercial fishing.
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I welcome you to the fight but wonder if you are new. NC manages ALL fisheries for the maximum commercial harvest. Flounder and shrimp are mismanaged specifically for the commercial harvest in spite of the inequity. FYI the flounder closure proposed at a full MFC meeting 6/3 closed the flounder season for everyone. In the dark of night DEQ and DMF directors changed the wording to allow additional commercial seasons. When finally offered up for approval 6/6 it was put before the MFC without any mention of it being changed and they voted on it. At least some commercial interests on MFC knew of the unethical bait and switch but most did not. That’s how it works here in N.C. That’s why our inshore fishing will never again be what it once was. Corruption and greed beginning with Cooper who appointed a bunch of prostitutes for commercial fishing.
Nope, unfortunately I been around all my life in NC and have watched these corrupt liberals steal from the average man, woman, and children, flounder is just one of the many things they take to give back to their inner circle. Most people with even a small sense of dignity would manage a public resource to benefit the most citizens, we know flounder is the most sought after saltwater fish for the general public and yet those chosen few will strip them from the general public and reward the few, that is some powerful thumbing their nose’s at the good conservative people of NC. I will never understand how corruption can set in front of their family and kids at night at the supper table and look them in the eye knowing what they do by day.
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You're 100% correct on all points , on another note i don't believe a word by anybody posting about flounder ESPECIALLY ones that come across acting like flounder fishing is as good as ever , caught three big ones in a row , i bust out laughing when i here stuff like that .

Flounder were deemed in serious trouble 15 years ago and commercials decided not to do a damn thing about it and it's become far worse every single year and THE COMMERCIALS ARE THE REASON , it's NOT recreational's and everybody knows it.

The widespread netting throughout N.C 's waters over the years has completely devastated the fisheries up and down the coast and flounder have suffered the most by far . You have netters completely blocking off estuaries on a nightly basis with absolutely ZERO enforcement anywhere year after year .

N.C continues to be the laughing stock of all Atlantic coastal states throughout the U.S and for very good reason , the people responsible for allowing this destruction to continue should be imprisoned for it .

If any offshore anglers are wondering where the adult pogies are in the Shallotte area, i watched in amazement at first light as hundreds if not thousands floated by me dead while the gill netters worked the inlet the entire night , Pelicans went crazy of course , just another important species dying as the result of the netting .
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MyMy herbcccc, I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion but will point out just how wrong you are with your statement that nothing has been done in the past 15 years to help solve our flounder problem and its gotten worse every single year. First of all take a minute to read this from the NCDMF flounder stock statues about 5 years after the first steps were taken to reduce commercial and recreational take in order to help our flounder. This was reported back around 2010, "5.5 GENERAL PROBLEM STATEMENT

The 2005 southern flounder stock assessment determined the stock was overfished and overfishing was occurring. Since the implementation of the 2005 FMP, the stock status of southern flounder has improved with decreases in F, increases in SSB, and expansion of age classes. However, the 2009 assessment still finds the stock to be overfished and overfishing is still occurring. "" Does that not suggest to you that the plan was working even though it still came up short of its intended goal? So around 2010 many more restrictions were added to ensure that the goal was reached but guess what? The DMF in its wisdom changed the definition of overfishing and which made it much harder to reach the intended goal. ( A lot of people did not realize that) SO when the last stock assessment was conducted the flounder stock was still being overfished. Kind of hard to reach a goal when someone keep moving the goal line . I am not suggesting that southern flounder are thick as fleas but seems to be more around than a few years ago
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How many commercial people do you thinks fish for flounders in one day?
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you're 100% correct on all points , on another note i don't believe a word by anybody posting about flounder especially ones that come across acting like flounder fishing is as good as ever , caught three big ones in a row , i bust out laughing when i here stuff like that .

Flounder were deemed in serious trouble 15 years ago and commercials decided not to do a damn thing about it and it's become far worse every single year and the commercials are the reason , it's not recreational's and everybody knows it.

The widespread netting throughout n.c 's waters over the years has completely devastated the fisheries up and down the coast and flounder have suffered the most by far . You have netters completely blocking off estuaries on a nightly basis with absolutely zero enforcement anywhere year after year .

N.c continues to be the laughing stock of all atlantic coastal states throughout the u.s and for very good reason , the people responsible for allowing this destruction to continue should be imprisoned for it .

If any offshore anglers are wondering where the adult pogies are in the shallotte area, i watched in amazement at first light as hundreds if not thousands floated by me dead while the gill netters worked the inlet the entire night , pelicans went crazy of course , just another important species dying as the result of the netting .
i doubt that is true seeing how hard the wind was blowing
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jward I dont lie theres people on this site that know me = and know ex where my wife and I set up to fish -- 3 nice flounder


and could not keep even one for supper-- so laugh your ass off -
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