Fish News: Flounder Bowl 2010

Fish News
Flounder Bowl 2010

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Flounder Bowl 2010: This popular flounder tournament will be held on June 26 out of Dare Marina ( www.daremarina.com ) with a captains meeting on the 25th. Food, drink and music will be provided both at the captains meeting and at the weigh-in. The entry fee remains at $100 per boat with up to 4 anglers. The main change this year is that the first place prize has been increased to $5,000 due to tremendous sponsor support. Cash payout through the top six places. The winners are determined by a 3-fish stringer weight. There is an optional calcutta for $100. The single heaviest flounder entered in the calcutta claims the entire pot. All teams not finishing in the top six, will be entered into a "lucky dog" drawing for an additional cash prize. There are also prizes for the heaviest flounder caught by a youth and by a lady. There is a Sponsors Division with an entry of $200. Sponsored boats compete in the regular tournament and for the annual sponsors trophy. For more information, visit: www.pswsfa.com .
April 11, Wes Blow fished the Hump and caught a single, 18.5 inch flounder.
April 11, Steve Martin fished around 36A. They did not catch any flounder. They ran back to Back River and fished a little before pulling the boat. There, they caught a 22-inch flounder.
April 11, Jim Weilmuenster fished out of Hatteras. They had a number of knock downs and managed to hold on to a couple of nice yellowfin tuna.
April 11, Danny Forehand fished the Triangle Wrecks for tautog. They caught small tautog and large sea bass. They had to release everything.
April 11, Martin Freed and Ruta Vaskys fished for tautog out of Quinby Inlet. They caught a limit of tautog up to 12 pounds. Ruta caught the largest (again).
April 11, Ric Burnley fished out of Oregon Inlet. They found acres of bluefin tuna. Mostly, they are in the 150-200 pound class with some smaller fish and a few much larger.
April 8, Doug Roper fished around 36A for flounder. They had a great catch of fish including one weighing over 8 pounds.

Dr. Ken Neill, III writes a weekly column for The Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman's Association (www.pswsfa.com).