Long Island Charter Skippers Upset Over Fluke Season Dates

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Suffolk Times: Just 2 months after new fluke fishing size and catch limits gave New York anglers some relief, North Fork charter boat captains say a new regulation will keep fishermen docked during the height of the local season.

State Department of Conservation officials have announced the 2014 fluke fishing season will not open until May 17 — more than 2 weeks after New York’s historical start date around May 1, said Captain Bob Busby, president of the North Fork Captains Association (NFCA).

Read more about the new fluke season dates that may affect Long Island charter boat operators.