No they really do not want us fishing! Flounder super bowl is cancelled this year.
Every year people who do not normally fish for flounder may make a trip because this is your chance to catch a nice one.
The funny thing is, only recreational fisherman are not allowed to keep flounder during the run. The commercial giggers with their flat bottom boats, generators and lights can keep on stabbing and selling flounder while the tax paying rec. guys are excluded.
To me this just looks like another money fish grab, much like red snapper which they shut down in the Atlantic years ago, yet the snapper boats are still going strong. It is obvious that there is not a red snapper shortage, so that must now be what this is about.
Solution: I just want a reason to go flounder fishing during the run. Maybe we are only allowed to keep 2 fish per person during the current shut down time, but at least we could go and keep a couple for a dinner.