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 Post subject: Flounder fishing
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:12 am • #  
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Well nothing great to say. Except my 406 and 300 reels have been getting a work out. I've been out fishing for flounder, to date I have caught 169 on 14 trips in NJ. And not 1 keeper 18", a few 17" & 17 1/2". But it has been fun. While I love catching them on my Mitchell's. I fish the drift from land, and they get heavy after 10-12 hours. So I do use a lighter Penn reel :sFun_shocked: some.

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 Post subject: Re: Flounder fishing
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:48 am • #  
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Just thought I'd post to see if anyone is still here, and say Happy Labor Day.
I'm still at it flounder fishing. I've caught 334 so far this year, but only 1 keeper at 19" they have to be 18" I know not good odds, but fun catching em on Mitchell's. Still getting comments about the reels.


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 Post subject: Re: Flounder fishing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:21 pm • #  
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Hi Don , Don't know what happened to everybody but I hope the traffic on the site picks up before we lose it. Picked up a 302 salt water S.N. A26639,no box or papers but new and never used although line put on about 65 years ago. It has a strait bail arm and the Garcia finger point sticker on it, I think that's what Chris called it . I found a site that reduces pictures so I'm going to try to post one ( it will be a 1st ). Keep pulling in those flounder and soon you'll have a freezer full LOL. Tight lines , John in Pa. :sCh_fisherman:


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 Post subject: Re: Flounder fishing
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:05 am • #  
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Hi mates, since Chris backed away the site has been rather quiet.
John, very nice looking reel and you have my congratulations.
Don, nice pic and flounder. Keep at it for us.
Best regards, Dennis2149


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 Post subject: Re: Flounder fishing
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:25 am • #  
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Hi Dennis, Thanks for the compliment on the salt water. When I seen it on e bay I couldn't believe it ,and the low price. Needless to say I jumped on it right away. Then never being able to post a photo ,I found a site that lets you change the size as a free sample. Lo and behold I actually figured out how to add it as an attachment, like I said a 1st for someone as computer illiterate as I am. Hopefully traffic picks up on the site. As an aside if you follow the sites selling Mitchell reels , It seems to me that prices have gone up somewhat , or maybe I'm just cheap! Best regards , John in Pa. :sCh_fisherman:


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 Post subject: Re: Flounder fishing
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:08 pm • #  
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Well the NJ fluke season is over :bored . On a good note I caught 2 keepers the last time out, 21" and 18" (pictured below). In the last 3 years that I have targeted fluke, I have caught. 2018 - 366 -5 keepers, 2019 - 255 - 4 keepers, 2020 - 363 - 3 keepers. Total 983 I know not good odds, but fun fishing, and great comments on the Mitchells. I am heading to Indian River Inlet Delaware at 4:00 am, for one more shot. Staying with a buddy in his camper overnight.


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