WGMD Fishing Report 10-12-18

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If anyone went fishing on Friday they kept it a secret.  I don’t think anyone will be going out on Saturday either.

So what can we expect after our old friend Michael and the big cold front are through with us?  My guess, and it is only a guess, is the water temperature in the bay and ocean will drop.  A hard northwest wind not only brings in cold air it also tends to push warm surface water out to the east and allow cold bottom water to come into shore.  This is going to kick migrations from mullet to flounder into high gear. 

Flounder spawn in the ocean during the fall before moving out to the Continental Shelf for the winter.  Croaker are another fall spawner and they can stack up at the Croaker Canyon on out to B and A buoys.

One location that is overlooked for flounder in the fall are the rips between Cape May and Cape Henlopen.  Back when we had rockfish there, several big flounder were caught on live eels or bucktails every year.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report