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10-02-2009, 01:11 AM
My 91 year old Dad caught a 24 inch flounder In Ocean City's Great Egg Harbor Bay two days ago !
Problem is the legal flounder season ended days before Labor Day !
There is an 18 inch minimum catch size during the season.
We kept maybe 1 in 20 flounder caught this season!
Real heartbreaker when you catch a 17 or 17 1/2 incher and have to throw it back !
I have not seen a 24 incher caught on any of our boats in at least 25 years !
Oh: we DO have PHOTOS of his 24 inch monster?
I wonder how old this flounder was to have gotten to 24 inches in size?
Sadly I pulled the boat for winter lay-up today !
Our boating & Fishing season is sadly over !
Now it's time to winterize the 24 ' American Skier Eagle
Start restoration on the Donzi 18 C " Benchseat Gentleman's Racer" project !

10-02-2009, 06:36 AM
First, congrats to you Dad, now where are the pics?


10-07-2009, 12:05 PM
24 Inch flounder Photos! This is my Dad Art who will be 91 next Thursday !
He caught this flounder!
Also pictured is our American Skier Eagle Ski/Fishing boat with 454 Chevy Engine!

04-04-2010, 09:11 PM
I caught several 20" Fluke late August off Holgate in the inlet.How long was that laying in the sun a fresh fluke should not look dehydrated as that. Nice catch!I want to see wet and slimmy fish.

04-04-2010, 09:29 PM
We caught that 24" and a 26" fluke earlier last summer.

The 2010 NJ flounder minimum legal keeper size is 18 1/2" !
Looks like we will not be taking very many home for dinner this year !
Sadly most will be "Throw-backs".
I often wonder how many of these "throw-back" undersize fish do not survive being caught and let-go ?