Summer Flounder season will open in New Jersey on May 5th. Summer flounder have been arriving and potential of getting some keeper size fish this year is very good . As you begin to think about opening day here are some hints that will produce early season fish

The fish are on the move looking for food so on outgoing tides work the edges of channels,fluke will lay on edges looking for food being pushed by the tide over the flats into deeper water,work a bait slow and allow fluke to get food in it’s mouth before setting hook.   . Incoming tides will find the fluke in deeper water and more towards center of channels at least until tide gets close to full  when they will move into shallower water generally. While they are agressive and looking for food they will search out warmest water 

 Tomorrow I will provide some bait information