WGMD Fishing Report 3-9-18

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Thursday saw sunshine, but too much wind for comfortable fishing.  That said, I am sure a few folks tried their luck for perch in the upper reaches of the tidal rivers and creeks.

Some good news for flounder fishermen.  The minimum size for the 2018 season will be 16.5 inches.  The four-fish bag limit remains the same.

These new regulations will not go into effect until all the necessary protocalls to change the regulations have been met.  Once the Secretary of DNREC signs off on the 16.5-inch size limit it will become law.  I am sure this will happen before the first flounder makes his way to Delaware.

Those of you who have already picked up your 2018 Fishing Guide will have to change the flounder minimum size to 16.5 inches.  I suspect the ruler also has the wrong information.

I am sure that a one half-inch smaller size limit will put a few more flounder in the box, but every flounder I caught last year was right around 15 inches.  Sure hope they grew an inch and a half over the winter.

This is Eric Burnley with you WGMD fishing report.