"I grew up just outside Boston, and fished Quincy and Dorchester bays a number of times back in the late-1970s, but gave up when the water quality declined and the flounder started to disappear in the early '80s," recalls Barry Gibson, the former editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine. "I've also fished this area numerous times since 1995, and I have watched the flounder action improve steadily as the water got cleaned up. My most recent trip was this past May, and I think the flounder fishing today is every bit as productive as it was 35 years ago. The fish are plentiful, and there are lots of big ones, bigger than I remember. Plus, you have a good shot at catching a black sea bass or maybe a tautog or fluke. These bonus fish never used to roam north of Cape Cod, but they now add some extra zing to Boston Harbor floundering."