Stone Harbor Fishing Report:
We are now two weekends into Flounder season here in Stone Harbor, and it looks like we are in for another banner year. Flounder season opened up several weeks early this year, giving folks with that early season itch, the opportunity to get out there and put some big “Flatties” in the box. The back bays behind both Avalon and Stone Harbor have really turned on the last couple years and this is the time to get those big fish before they move out of the bay and into the ocean later next month. Much of the action has been on bucktails, tipped with Berkley Gulp and/or strips of Mackerel. Some of the best reports are coming from the locals who really know the bay well and are able to move up into the shallows where the Flounder seem to seek warmer water this time of year. Plenty of fish are being taken in the main channels as well, and the keeper to throw back ratio seems to be about 1:8, which is about normal these days.
Down in the Delaware Bay, the Striped Bass are running and Black Drum are now starting to get caught as well. The next two weeks will offer your best shot at catching these big Black Drum as the migrate up the Delaware Bay. The best bite for Drum is in the evening, anchoring up on the fishing grounds and chunking with clams. Fish to 80 pounds get taken in this fishery that is only 5-8 miles from the dock!
My son Justin with a nice 22" opening day Flounder!
Capt. Trey Rhyne
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