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    Flounder

    Hi Guys I was talking to a mate of myn the other day & our last flounder mission came up I said we need to get out again he concurred but said he wouldn't go out over the winter again because he reckond that's when they spawn & now that I think of it it,s around whitebaiting time when all the whitebait drag netters flick the baby flounder onto the beech & leave them for the birds ...I may have answered my own question ! seems a little silly to catch them just before they spawn.

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    Just did a quick google search says they spawn off shore from winter to spring , its something I hadn't thought of o well learn something new everyday , better get down before winter .

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    Deep water for spawning not up in estuaries.
    Went out last night myself and just had one for tea.....the last bit of rain had cooled the estuary enough to piss the stingrays off for a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Deep water for spawning not up in estuaries.
    Went out last night myself and just had one for tea.....the last bit of rain had cooled the estuary enough to piss the stingrays off for a bit.
    When you know those big barstards are gone, break out the drag net. I will go the deep end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    When you know those big barstards are gone, break out the drag net. I will go the deep end.
    I was thinking that exact thing last night......now is the time.

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    That's funny my bro lives up Levin way he gets the mantarays in the nets freaks them out lol id be the same ! but last time we were out down here got heaps of flounder but mostly full of eggs ...im thinking its something to avoid , flounder is great eating its 1 of my favs but who am I to slay them when they are full mof egg,s

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    They are full of eggs pretty much all year round m8, when roe quadruples in size and is 50/50 bright orange/clear eggs they are actively spawning.
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