The recent “discussion” on spot burning Nantucket Shoals fluking got me thinking …. So many blogs websites and groups on FB, Instagram etc. on one hand social media has introduced me to some great folks and friends I never would have met. It’s often a good source of entertainment and great vehicle for some major ball-busting. But - as for conserving our resources, maybe not so good? Recruitment of new hunters and fishermen/women into the ranks - certainly the best tool ever. But does it come with a price? 15 years ago - I did not even fluke fish. Loved saltwater fishing but nothing about fluke appealed to me. Now it’s a passion even though I suck at it. I equate getting a double-digit fluke like getting a buck over 150”. But why? So many social media groups dedicated to the sport. The tackle the boats the lures the baits all have gotten so technical. The “big secret” up off Nantucket is now getting over-exploited just like all NJ spots have been over- bucktailed ad-nauseum. When I first started fluking, it was fun to drag the bottom with a spearing and strip of squid and see what I could catch. Relaxing. Now you need $500 reels and specialized jigging rods that seem to put the eyelets upside down as they near the tip. Better be up on all the latest knots too lest u lose “the big one”. Same could be said for bow hunting. Just an absolute explosion on social media - another passion of mine and so many on here. Surely social media is a double-edged sword though. What say you?