by Al “Big Time” Daniels
Just when we thought it was over, winter came back with below freezing temps, frost and wind. It seems there may be no spring. It probably will just go into summer mode. It has put a damper on boat preps and of course fishing. Water temps receded and we lost another week.
There has been some positive flounder news. That local hot spot Noyac Creek did produce a couple of limits. Fish up to 18″ were taken on mussels and worms. The local trap fishermen have put their nets on. There are reports of bunkers, herring, and shad having been caught. They have been plagued by seals who are harassing the fish.
News of the first striped bass and weakfish have surfaced. Even reports of a couple of rod and reel fish being taken were reported. A few more degrees and they should bite.
There is good news on the fluke front. Fluke season starts May 1 and they reduced the size limit on fluke to 19″ with possession four fish, (down from last years 19 ½” size limit.) The regulations on porgies became better as well, more on that later. There are no reports of squid yet but they should be showing up any day now. If we could get a break on the weather the fishing should start by May 1.