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Went out for striper today in the back at Wildwood and decided to try a bucktail that a friend referred.Lo and behold I brought up a 17 and a half inch healthy fluke.It felt good to nail it but felt bad having to put it back.C'mon fluke season!
 

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21 days to go.
 

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Caught one today in the D-bay on clam! About 17"...she fell off the hook while lifting in the boat! Still nice to see one after a long winter!
 

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Cool, mid april is usually when they start to show up in the catches. More are on their way, hopefully the water temps stay down so the bays will be loaded for good fluking once the season opens and thru to the early summer.
 

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Hope the DE Bay fluking is better this year! Water warmed to fast last year and it seemed the big bodies of fluke never moved in. A few good waves came thru but that was it. Matt do you think there is such a thing as resident fluke or do they all go offshore to spawn?
 

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Did you say Fluke?????? Im with Archie, counting the day's.
 

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Now thats what I like to here
 

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One never knows Dan, but I seriously doubt it as the fluke have to winter in depths of atleast 20 fathoms, w/ 50 fathoms on out to the edge being the norm where the bottom water temps are warmer thus tolerant to the fluke during the winter, which is where and when they spawn too. Could be a sedentary fluke or two that could survive the the winter months holed up in the deepest waters inshore though?
 

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Yes fluke spend the winter months in anywhere from 100-500ft. depths offshore, spawn sometime during these months and drift back in shore sometime around March or April, as do their larvae which arrives in the back bays just 8-10 millimeters long before they grow and turn into flounder.
 

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Great News! :D

Thats the first thing I want to do when school lets out. My last final in May 7th from 8-10am, so I am going to race home for a late afternoon shot at them. If not def. Sunday morning!
 
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