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Old 08-20-2020, 04:44 PM
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The weekly report in the Coastal Fisherman suggests fishing the Coral Grounds at the DE/MD line for flounder. The paper suggests the area Is in about 65 feet of water. Anyone know how to identify the area ? What do I look for on the finder to know I am over Coral? This may be a novice question, but I fish the Fenwick and Isle of Wight shoals which seem close and wanted to give it a try.
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There is coral on the area between A buoy and B buoy known as the old grounds. The water depths there are 70-90 though.
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Try close to x and you will be fishing in an area where coral have attached themselves to ballast stone. Back in the old days, sailing ships would dump the ballast stones in this area in order to reduce draft before entering the Delaware bay and river and then to Philadelphia. Hence the name “ old grounds”. An old fluke sharpie told me this story about 25 years ago and It made sense to me. You will snag a stone every once in a while as well as a piece of orange coral. Be sure to have enough lead fishing this area



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Thanks for the detailed response, very appreciated. I’ll let everyone know how I do.

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also public wreck sites east and west of there that are very productive for flounder.
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