JAN 18, 2012 summer flounder recoveries

This week I will begin covering Summer flounder (fluke) recovered tags.

I have tagged 6931 fluke and have recoveries of 644 or a 9.3% recovery rate.

Tagging began in 1990 as flounder were at an all time low .Generally speaking fluke are not as entertaining as Striped Bass as their movement is generally East to West but as you will see there is some movement while going East to West to the north and a few to south

07/91   13″ Ludlam Bay  recaught 9/91    25 miles off Atlantic City  13″—-    2  tagged in Ludlam Bay 07/93  1- recaught Hudson canyon 1/94  13″  the other recaught Captree Channel long Island 5/94  14″—— 7/94   14″ Ludlam Bay  recaught  Point Judith RI  6/95  16″—–  7/94  13 Corson Inlet  recaught Buzzards Bay,Ma  7/96  18″‘  out 25 months—-   7/93 13″   Ludlam Bay   recaught  Oregon Inlet NC  10/96   out 39 months–7/96  Ocean City ICW 12″   recaught  Bass River,Mass  18″  — 9/98  Strathmere  11″   recaught Baldwin,NY  5/00  16″

I will stop here today but pick up from 2000 later this week