Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
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Maryland DNR Announces 2011 Summer Flounder Regulations

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries
Service announces the 2011 recreational summer flounder regulations
to include a three-fish creel limit, an18-inch minimum size limit
(an inch shorter than last year) and a season to run April 16
through November 30.

“Due to continued increases in the coastwide summer flounder
stock and Maryland’s success in staying at or below the fishing
target in 2010, summer flounder anglers will enjoy increased access
to summer flounder in 2011,” said DNR Fisheries Director Tom
O’Connell. “Our choice of regulation is a direct result of our
biologists working together with our anglers to enact regulations
that work toward the coastwide rebuilding schedule, while providing
quality fishing opportunities to our fishermen.”

A public notice announcing the 2011 regulations was published on
March 26. DNR would also like to remind fishermen that the size
limit also applies to summer flounder caught by commercial hook and
line and is effective April 16.

DNR is encouraging anglers to participate in the fisheries
management process by joining the volunteer angler survey. Anglers
who join the survey will become eligible to win a rod and reel
combo donated by All, a fishing tackle retailer with
superstores in Annapolis, Ocean City and online. Go to to

In addition, any angler who catches a flounder measuring 24
inches or longer and registers it as a citation award eligible fish
will receive free admission to the grand finale of the 2011
Maryland Fishing Challenge during the Maryland Seafood Festival at
Sandy Point State Park on September 10. Simply bring your eligible
fish to an authorized citation award center (certain tackle shops
and charter boats) to receive your entry ticket and invitation for
you and your family to the event. For details, go to

Visit the Angler’s Log, DNR’s family friendly fishing report
page, to see who is catching fish, locate hotspots and see what
techniques are working. While you’re there, let us know about your
fishing success. Check it out at


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