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Ok Guys, here's the deal: I have the chance of going out on a partyboat in the western sound tomorrow for flounder which has been so-so, or hitting the shoreline at Croton point park for stripers.

What's a guy to do? Opinons on the more productive day? I'm thinking the rain and runoff may curb striper fishing, while the cold may not have any effect on the flounder fishery which is still in it's intial stages.
 

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Moment of truth

Well, did niether guys, took the day off and wound up having to bring the kids to the doctor's.

Oh well, can't wait till things heat up a bit more anyhow, but I gotta tell ya, the cabin fever is killing me!!!!

One of my best days last year was blackfishing on Dec 7th!!! It was 70 degrees and I almost limited out. As you can imagine, I've been dreaming of tog all winter. Question for Crazy and Gama: how true is the adage, "when the dogwoods bloom it's time for blackfishing?
 

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From reports that I've been getting from some of my buddies there seems to be some really good tog fishing to be had now. Usually you'll get the spring spawn run of tog when the dogwoods are blooming, but with the mild winter they might start earlier this year. I know people have been doing pretty well in around 70' of water off of New Jersey. Last week one of my friends had his limit of blackfish including an 8 and 9.5 lb fish. My only suggestion is that if you catch a female that is obviously full of eggs, let her go!!!
 

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Tog Fishing

Yes there have been some tog catches in the ocean around 17 fathoms. But I wouldn't expect any tog to be caught in western sound for at least several more weeks.

As regards party boat flounder or croton point stripers, I'd go for the stripers.
 
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