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Disclaimer: I fish the back, inlets and surf.

But I gotta say, things seem a bit worrisome this year. All species appear spotty, down in number. Have not seen one strong showing from from the big four: weakies, flounder, stripers and even the blues. They are all there, just not solid. Only species I can say was solid and healthy was herring.
 

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I agree the backbays in our southern waters have been real lousy to say the least. Last year we had a good bass and weakie bite still ..
The fluke situation is sad also, cant believe Im saying this but the blues are even hit or miss, mostly miss from all the above.
 

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I agree with the poor showing this year so far.My guess on the problem is the cold water.Inshore water is heating up in the sun but incoming tide is 6-8 degrees colder .Cold water settles to bottom. I have found 6-8 degree variance in water temps surface to bottom.
Fluke I'm catching are all covered with mud for most part.
Bass seem to be going up the coast and not coming inside like past 2 years.
Very little in way of baitfish showing in my area except for Big Herring
If water temp doesn't settle down soon ,what Fluke that are here will start heading for the ocean
This has all the makings of "one of those years"
We need a couple of back to back Northeas'ters
 

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I think Bucktail hit the nail on the head.
There have been no big storms this spring. It got warm & dry early on.
Nothing to bring them in.
 
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