Near Twelve Pound Flounder Leads The Pounder
Yesterday the Flounder pounder was off to a heavy start with one hundred and forty-four boats fishing out of the one hundred and eighty-two registered. Boats were out and fishing by 6 AM. The scales open at 2 PM each day and boats have to be back by 5 PM. Yesterday an 11.9 pound flounder took the top scoring fish by Tony Munoz on the J-Hook captained by Matt Jarusinski. That is going to be tough to beat. Second place is held by a 9.5 pounder caught by Jerry Shockley on the Dancing Man. Third place is close to eight and a half pounds caught by Dave Walker on the Gotcha. Today is another day and one more tomorrow. Should be a decent day out there, not sure how many boats went out today. We will have the final results on Sunday so far that big flounder is going to be hard to beat, but it ain’t over yet.
Meanwhile the surf is quiet, with some kingfish and bluefish action is here and there. A few pompano and some sand perch are hitting on occasion. Lot of skates, rays, and sharks. Thresher sharks to boot. The weather breaking a little has certainly helped the mid day anglers. The flies haven’t been too bad. Cooler evenings and nights will help drop the water temperatures. Triggers, weakfish, puffers, croakers, spot, dogfish, and some blues around the wreck and reef sites. Look for birds working to find schools of bluefish. Short striped bass action in the Broadkill river close to Lewes with a lot of small croaker. The action at the park in Milton is bass, catfish and some big carp, with a lot of bluegill action. Crabbing was great and is getting better. Either the crabs are hungry or want of the warm water.