It’s a common lament among anglers who have been fortunate enough to experience all of the fantastic fishing that our region once offered. Memories of the big tiderunner trout, or the big slammer bluefish that once prowled the shipping approaches of Delaware Bay and up and are now relegated to those with much water under the keel. Others might remember instead the big chunk bite along the 30 fathom line for nice yellowfins.
Boats would leave as darkness was falling and spend more time actually getting to the grounds than catching the fish! Incredibly enough that was almost two decades ago. Remember the good open bottom fishing we had for summer flounder, where boats could drift for miles catching flounder and you could go a week using the same fluke killer, sharpening the hook each day with a rub against the rail.
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