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I plan on putting a small skiff in the back water this weekend (Wildwood / Stone Harbor area). Any advice would be helpful. Go up the creeks or hang out near the inlets? Shallow or deep? Always drift or anchor up?
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I don't know that area at all, but there is a
general rule to follow this time of year. The big
flounder love to bathe in the shallows. Sometimes
you'll catch them in as little as 3-4ft. of water.
You'll want to drift and try jigging a 1/4 to
1/2oz white bucktail with a strip bait...pre-cut
squid always does the trick for me, but a lot of
guys like mackeral and herring. Depending on how
fast the drift is will dictate what size bucktail
you should use. The lighter the better, as long
as you can feel it bouncing off the bottom. I
hope this helps...

[ 05-13-2004, 02:14 PM: Message edited by: earlybird ]
 

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Couldn't agree more. Keep your bounces short- no more than a foot or so but make sure you feel bottom on the way down. This time of year light weight bucktails (even shad darts) seem to outcatch anything else. Make sure your bait flutters.
Look for edges, especially near the mouths of little creeks- especially on the ebb.
 
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