WGMD Fishing Report 3-31-19

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Spent most of Saturday in Bowers Beach at Lurefest.  As always, it was a great time with good friends and delicious food.  I must apologize about saying the raffle is rigged, because on Saturday I won a hand-held VHF. Dave Saveikis, Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife, held a well-attended session on what is coming from the Division in 2019.  The good news is flounder and sea bass will see no change in the regulations from 2018.  There will be new regulations for cobia and public hearings will be held before those regulations become final.  The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is looking into regulations for triggerfish that have now extended their range well into the council’s management area.

On Saturday I saw the first photos of flounder caught behind the Barrier Island of Virginia.  With continued mild weather we could see some flounder activity in Indian River Bay or the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal in the next two weeks. 

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report