Fish Tale Fishing Charters Ocean City NJ Bay Flounder Report

Fish Tale Fishing Charters Ocean City NJ Bay Flounder Report

We Catch The Fish Tales Are Made Of.

Fish Tale Fishing Charters Ocean City NJ Bay Flounder Report. Since the last fishing report we have been catching Flounder in the Bay. Both sides of the tide, incoming as well as outgoing have been active. The water temp came back up the other day. It hung around 73* to 75*. That is still a bit on the warm side for this time of the season. Looking back in my log books, the water temperature a few years ago at this time would be in the high 60’s. The Flounder we are catching are being caught on both live minnows as well as Gulp baits. It just depends on the day. Many of the Flounder are small and we are putting them back to grow for another day. Some of the Flounder are so close to being keepers it is tough to put them back. But they are still 1/2″ too short of the legal size at 18″. On a couple trips we put a fish in the box.

We Catch The Fish Tales Are Made Of.

Fish Tale Fishing Charters Ocean City NJ Bay Flounder Report. It is still too early to fish for Flounder out in the Ocean. The Fluke usually do not head to the Wrecks, Humps and Bumps and other structure in any real numbers for several more weeks. These Fluke hot spots that we will fish are found anywhere from the 3 mile line out to about 10 miles. Here at FISH TALE CHARTERS we will maybe try for Fluke if there is a good reliable report the end of July. I am not holding my breath. By the time we get to August we will start to venture out of the Bay to the Ocean. Flounder will be starting to hang out in their normal Ocean locations by then. The deeper we go in August and then into September those Flounder spots will light up with activity. While the Ocean spots will get active as we go thru August the Bay will shut down.

We Catch The Fish Tales Are Made Of.

Fish Tale Fishing Charters Ocean City NJ Bay Flounder Report. Some of you may be asking yourself why does Capt. Craig not go out in the ocean and fish for Black Sea Bass at this time of year? The answer is simple. The State Of NJ has made the Sea Bass Regs. so restrictive I feel it is not worth the trip and not fare to tell my clients that is what we will fish for in the ocean. The New Jersey regulations for the State waters for this time of the season are as follows: July 1st thru August 31st 2 Black Sea Bass per person per day at a minimum size of 12.5″. After the 31st of August the Sea Bass closes until in October. Maybe it’s just me, yet I don’t think that is worth the trip. The crazy thing is the Federal Government has approved much more workable regulations for the waters beyond the 3 mile line which is Federal waters. The Federal regulation for Black Sea Bass are as follows: May 15th thru December 31st 15 Sea Bass per person per day at the minimum size of 12.5″. That sounds very good. Here is the catch. If I take a group of 3 guys out in the ocean past 3 miles which is in this area where we will find the Sea Bass, I can’t follow the federal regulation even though I am in federal waters. I would need to follow the New Jersey State regulation which suck because I have got to come back into State waters to get home. Because I have to come back to the dock thru State waters I follow the more restrictive regulations. It’s Stupid. New Jersey has it all ass backwards. They honestly don’t manage Flounder well either.