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The Good Wife gave me my annual refresher seminar on the art of catching flounder. In a little over two hours she demonstrated how with 6 keepers and a number of throw backs.

Later, Forrest
 

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Gotta love a woman that knows how to catch/hold flounder. Can she fillet 'em? Better not answer that....you may have a flood o' fishermen come courting :D.

I have heard theories, but the ladies and kids always seem to be the better Flounder anglers. I think us men put too much effort into it and end out-thinking ourselves outta fish. No complaints...glad to see anybody catching fish!
 

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From what I hear she catches, cleans and cooks the fish. She also drives the boat, washes it and keeps in in good repair. She can be seen baiting hooks, gigging for flounder and once even carried a battery while Forrest gigged.

I've been trying to arrange a trip for my wife to spend a few days in "training" with Forrest's wife! :p
 

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I agree

Wish he'd open up that school we talked about on the thread about fishing from the back of a truck. I'd refinance the house to send my wife. :D
 

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Chip off the old block. Grandma gave him last minute instructions before leaving dock.:D

Later, Forrest
 

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I think I'd jump at the flounder fishing course...and the annual refreasher seminars too. BY the way I think the last picture might have classified information in it... gotta be more careful with that camera. AL
 

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Ventured out flounder fishing by myself on incoming tide today. Followed wife's specific instructions:

1- When flounder strikes- count to 15 slowly
2-Set hook -Hard!
3- Reel in fish

Caught 6 keepers and about 12 throw backs. I'm glad there was only three items on the list or I would have most certainly got it all wrong.:D

p.s. Al- That flounder rod you set me up with is el perfecto.

Later, Forrest
 

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I am glad it worked out. It sounds like you know where to find them. You weren't spotted by a big boatload of tourists were you? It seems like whereever they are they aren't safe. I gotta question for you. Are there many pompano on the inside of Drum inlet or do they mostly stay on the outside there? AL
 

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Hey Forrest - I followed your wife's instructions too - caught 2 nice keeper flounder and a pair of drum to match. Couldn't manage a speck to save my hide though. Wanted that slam bad. Even had some live shrimp.......

It was great to be back on the water!
 

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Mike --- Good to see you back. I understand the fishing stock replenished around Topsail while you were gone.:)

Al--- Yes, two boat loads spotted me but got hung on shoals trying to get there.
Pompano are caught right inside the inlet, you have to anchor right among the breakers.:eek:

Shoal knocking for flounder on Core Sound.
 

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I couldn't get flounder to co operate trolling along shoals today. I anchored off a deep hole and dragged a big one or few out of the sand. I used one of my home made jigs carolina rigged and tipped with belly. Had to leave while bite was still on due to tornado warning.
 

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Snakey looking channel. That's ******* for there shore are a lot of places to fish in this here channel. I had your location down to 2 spots the inlet or the ferry channels. Not bad for somebody who just catches lizard fish and oyster toads. I must be learning something.
 
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