Amid gloomy fishing outlook, a little bright spot

Doing the fishing column was pretty simple stuff. There was always something that bailed us poor anglers out. When the trout fishing in the bay was failing, the flounder picked us up. Same, too, when the flounder started to flag, the savior appeared in the form of croakers. Big ones, I mean, not the potato chip-sized ones we see all too rarely these days.

If we couldn’t catch them in Shark Bay we had good fishing for croakers, big spot, perch and rock in the rivers. No “open bottom” (not thrashing around over undredgeable concrete and fishing “live bottom” like coral or mussels) fishing in Delaware Bay?

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