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Hi Alan,

I am the first one to say I have no idea how the powers to be figure these limits and size.

I have tried to read some of the data and end up totally confused, another senior moment!.

They seem to claim that even at 16 1/2" and 4 fish we MIGHT go over the limit!!!!!!!!!!! Heaven only knows!!!!

How do you satisfy the 1/2 day, 3/4 day, full day, twice a day party boaters and also satisfy people who have a boat???????

Think about this. Bigger fluke arrive in the bays early. They all don't get caught, nor do they leave till the fall.

I would targety those fish. It might not be easy to find them BUT they are there. To find them is the REAL CHALLENGE. With a shallow draft boat I would be up on the flats at sunrise and sunset and in deep water around noon. We are talking about the south shore bays.

In the sound there are big fluke in very deep water all summer long. Very few if any one at all tries for them.

Personally, I would be fine with 16 or 16 1/2" fish and 4 or 5 a day would be fine.

I will trade a days worth of keepers to catch a 10 # plus doormat, measure and weigh it, take pictures and video tape its release.

Go on the hunt, yopu might be suprised.

Have a good season.

Capt Neil
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