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July 22, 2008

There’s no shortage of fish in this area, and many anglers can attest to that.

Robin Scott, of Ray Scott’s Dock in Margate, said the back bay in her area is stocked with fish. Scott and crew are currently celebrating 50 years and she reported that she hasn’t seen so many fish in all her years as she has this season.

“I don’t recall a better season,” Scott said. “There is no shortage of flounder, and there is no reason the season should be shortened or extending of the limit size should be considered.” Scott is referring to the constant debate of the political state of flounder fishing.

Scott said anglers of all ages are getting out on the water enjoying a day of fishing. Whether it’s on a charter deck boat, kayak or small engine boat, there’s lots of action and everyone is coming in with dinner.

Scott suggests bringing out a smaller engine boat that doesn’t draw a lot of water and has a good drift. She said it would help with flounder fishing. There hasn’t been any specific rigs or bait outfishing the other. Just about everything is working, she said.

Frequent patrons to Ray Scott’s Dock are Lynn and Fred Simon, of Philadelphia. The Simons tipped Scott off with a rigging trend. Place three frozen sperring through the eyeball. The Simons catch fish within minutes of casting. Scott has also shared information concerning using flounder as bait as it was put out by the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife.