Early morning, beginning of the outgoing with just enough breeze to keep the gnats at bay. I fish south jersey just a little north of door gunner.
One thing I did differently this year is make a bunch of trips with my buddy in his tin boat, been fishing the backwaters of Avalon and sea isle for 30 years .... except in a 24’ boat with a straight inboard.... the little boat with a trolling motor was like a whole new world. Up until this year my buddy had never flounder fished.... he’s hooked for life after this past summer.
I was was able to scale down my tackle and fish a lot lighter, 10 lb braid ... 10 lb floro leader and did the most damage with either a 3/8 oz jig head and 2 1/2” finesse or a 1/2 oz bucktail tipped with spearing and a strip bait....I’ve always been a live bait guy, holding in place with the trolling motor and casting up into creek mouths produced a lot of flounder and a lot of keepers with the finesse. ... so much more fun than just drifting.... the weakfish and stripers as bycatch we’re fun too on that light tackle.
Primarily used a st croix triumph 6 ft 6 rated 1/4-5/8 oz with a 2500 diawa.....