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Old 03-19-2004, 07:34 AM
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isnt tomarrow the opening day for flounder? anyone going
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Old 03-19-2004, 08:36 AM
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Show me what a flounder looks like. Haven't seen one in a few years!

Actually, the last 2 seasons seemed to have the flounder (some) show up later in the season. There was some decent flounder caught last year in May in the Sore Thumb area. It was overlooked since the fluke were coming in pretty thick at the same time.

It looked more promising for opening day this year, up until this week. The water temps in the bay were 38-39 deg. But with this cold snap and now 3 days of snow, I don't think it will be good!
Keep your fingers crossed and hit the shallow spot in the afternoon sun. SUN?
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Old 03-19-2004, 02:16 PM
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I might try, theres been signs of a comeback the last couple years, I ate a few flounder dinners lasy year..up the creeks has been the ticket for me in the Baldwin, Freeport area, I'm optimistic about this fishery's comeback....

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I'm going to be on the Capt. Eddie B out of Captree.
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Old 03-19-2004, 06:34 PM
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We still have them here
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:57 AM
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Fished opening day..flats off Sailor's Haven (Fire Island). Same results as last year: windy and cold water (38.5)..no fish. Party boats were talking about 2 fish per drop for 25 guys. Should take a couple of weeks of warmer weather to get the water temp up to 50 which normally turns on the bite. Phil
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:22 AM
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BRRRRRRRR
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Old 03-21-2004, 01:39 PM
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Phil- let me guess... the "bait du jour" was,hmmm. Let me think. it will come to me. Oh, Oh! It's right on the tip of my tongue! Yes! I know now! it was ...


CLAMS! Right?
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:06 PM
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Eric - Hate to say it...mussels (you have to learn to diversify). The best part of the trip was nuking some White Castle mystery burgers. Any other THT fisherman splashed yet? Phil
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Old 03-21-2004, 11:05 PM
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I'm still high and dry. I shoveled the snow out of the cockpit today so if the weather cooperates I'll splash in about two weeks. Save some fish for me!
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Old 03-22-2004, 11:06 AM
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Boat was put in friday. I fished saturday and caught 2 fish in 3hrs fishing. I fished the rye harbor area, I think if we have a week of warm wether it should be O.K. The surface temp was still in the mid 30's......
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Old 03-22-2004, 10:02 PM
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I am still two weeks away also. PPPPLLLLLEEEEAAAASSSEEE some warmer weather, lets get this party started.
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:52 AM
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I was, ah, fishing on the side of my house all weekend, so it seemed anyway!! Sitting on the boat, drinking a beer, wondering why I'm not catching anything!! I just might save some money this season and leave it on the side of the house!!! I just may have something here!!!!
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Old 03-28-2004, 07:58 AM
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Broke the ice yesterday with a 15" flounder. Fish was promptly returned to call his friends. No such luck! Fished the flats north of Sailors Haven in 5' of water (temp was up to 46.5). Met Billy (High Hook) with his new Jap 4 stroke..real nice set-up..smooth and quiet. Phil
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:01 AM
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Way to go, Phil! Next time you catch one of them black backs, can you post a picture? I forgot what they look like!

I should be back in the water within the next week or so. Bill "Sandbox" took his new GB for a 'shakedown' with the dealer and I heard that it went well with a couple of minor issues.

Billy is real happy with his Zuki DF200. Says that the hole shot is a little behind his DT 200 but after that it dusts the old 2 stroke in performance and efficiency. It's hard to believe those motors are even quieter than the 140's! Another fellow , Glen, on the Katmandu has been running new DF225's on his ProKAt 28' CC and busting 50 mph without hitting WOT yet!

Chris "Yaflounder" was out for the first time for the season to do a shakedown. Any one else in and fishing?



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I see that most of you guys are from the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Area. Just moved into Bay Shore from Long Beach. The boat will be in the water in three weeks. I wanted to know when to start looking for weakfish..... if they show up this year?

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Old 03-28-2004, 03:28 PM
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Freedom - 2004-03-28 8:26 AM

I see that most of you guys are from the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Area. Just moved into Bay Shore from Long Beach. The boat will be in the water in three weeks. I wanted to know when to start looking for weakfish..... if they show up this year?

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Tom- Welcome to Great South Bay!

If the weakies show, it probably won't be until Late April into May. Last year was a pretty dismal weakfish season as compared to the year before. There were some good days, but overall the amount and quality of fish were lacking. They usuaully stay around through most of the summer although once the hot weather hits, it becomes a pre-dawn or dusk endeavor due to boat traffic. Then there is a fall run in September to ...??

Look forward to seeing/hearing you out there!
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Old 03-28-2004, 04:21 PM
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Tom - Bayshore is right in the middle of some great weakfishing (hopefully they'll be around this year). East to Hecksher, Range Channel & Ocean Beach. South to West Channel & the Lighthouse. West along South Beach & FI Inlet. We'll keep you posted. I've been hearing some positive news about fluke on the outside from FI to Montauk Eric - If you wan't to jump onboard next weekend drop me a line. Phil
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:55 AM
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Looking forward to getting out on the water again soon but not quite sure yet when that will be happening. I've had a very rough month, my dad passed away Friday. We just found out a month ago that he had cancer, but at the time the doctors seemed confident it could be treated. It was a lot worse than we realized though and things happened very quickly. Sadly he'll never get to see my new boat which he was very excited about. He was active and enjoying life right to the end though, still travelling and working on the house at the age of 79.

Later in the week the boat buying and selling process will resume, I'm hoping that possibly next week we'll have everything settled and start getting some gear added to the 38 shortly so maybe I can run it home by the end of April.

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Old 03-30-2004, 06:07 AM
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JJC, sorry to hear about your loss, but your father will be with you out there on the new boat,
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