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I've never seen the water so clean and clear....I was fishing yesterday evening in Ships Channel in 15 feet of water and I could see the bottom...it was incredible...we caught 15 fish...3 keepers and the water temp was 71.6
 

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I was in that area sunday around high tide, it was crystal clear, we were throwing lures at the banks for stripers, you could see the fish following the lures, it was great. lotsa grass though.
 

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A little Murky in Barnegat Bay Yesterday...
 

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i am wondering if the big fish arent coming in due to there being too much clarity. i noticed all the weakies i caught this year and most of the keeper flounder i caught where in cloudy water when it was clear just blues. i dont know if this is coincedence or not .
 

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this year has been awesome as far as water clarity both outside and on the backside . Its cool to see how your diffrent lures react to certain twitches from your wrist or pumps from the rod
 

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After todays storms that may change a little. It's been pretty calm and not much rain lately. When that water beats against those mudbanks in back a while the clarity will change.
 

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we were out and about in Great Egg Bay around ships channel sunday around high tide flounder fishing. only got 3 keepers and about 12 shorts. what is the right thing to do when a small flounder swallows the hook? i usually just cut the line as close to the hook as possible and realese the fish as quickly as possible. Is this right? Is there any better way? thanks for the advice..
 

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Originally posted by Bgsdad:
After todays storms that may change a little. It's been pretty calm and not much rain lately. When that water beats against those mudbanks in back a while the clarity will change.
IT MIGHT GO BACK TO NORMAL.THE DELAWARE BAY WILL SHOW MORE EFFECT THEN ANYWHERE.THE LOWER BAY AND OCEANFRONT NEED WIND TO SLOP IT UP ALONG WITH RAIN.

[ 07-12-2004, 06:14 PM: Message edited by: BIGGESTJACK ]
 

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capt.snagalot, next time the fish swallows the hook, and you know you can't get it out, cut the line half the fishes length. EX. if you catch a 16 inch fluke, and he swallows it, cut the line 8 inches away from the mouth. if its 12 inches, cut the line 6 inches.
 

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EX. if you catch a 16 inch fluke, and he swallows it, cut the line 8 inches away from the mouth. if its 12 inches, cut the line 6 inches.
What is your reasoning? I always cut the line
when I gut hook a flounder, but at the hook. I
will certainly change that if your technique is
better for the fish.
 

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Rodfather and I were at the SI lump on saturday and you could watch your bucktail bounce off the bottom.

What a big change from fishing the dirty ghetto called the DB.
 

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Water clarity should not be a problem IF bait is presented correctly,actually I think it helps as fish can see the bait from a further distance
Bigger problem inside is the huge amounts of grass in the water.
I like to use green or pink bucktails in clar water,green not bright chartruese.
Seems to be working for me anyway
 
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