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Flounder Report

Postby Red Beard » Yesterday, 2:26 pm

Flounder Flounder Flounder ... what’s there to say. I dedicate premium sleep time to chase your flat face up and down the hill night after night. Usually with every trip ending in “Oh yeah, tomorrow is gonna be the night; the moon wasn’t quite right tonight; if that wind would have chilled out..” kind of thinking.

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But here lately I have went back to basics and found success. I’m talking wading, leavin the flounder rig parked at the house and getting some sand in your toes. Wading has given me the advantage of tracking fish bed to bed and allows for a good feel of where the fish will be.

Watch out for those rays!
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I’ve found by pushing my gig into the sand close to the ray swimming/laying by they will usually sense it and swim away. Good way to get their attention without poking them and causing them to freak out kicking up the bottom.


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I have had great success on a good sand bottom with grass beds even producing real tree camouflaged flounder. With the rain runoff flushing bait and fish out the river and creeks I have found higher success rates at creek/bay mouths. Or any area with clear water and a good bottom.

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Now that we have the moon filling back in with a low tide to match I believe it’s about to bust wide open. Been a little bit a slow start this season with three super moons (Mar, April, & May) and wind/tides fighting every step of the way. It should produce more favorable conditions for wading or boat gigging.

Best nights this year have produced almost twenty pounds with seven to ten flounder. The average night is closer to seven pounds three to four flounder. Looking forward to more fifteen pound averages nights!

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Re: Flounder Report

Postby silverking » Yesterday, 2:31 pm

Thanks for the report. We used to wade and gig around the base when I lived in Pensacola. Love flounder with crab meat stuffing. :lick: Fried ain't too shabby, either.
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Re: Flounder Report

Postby Red Beard » Yesterday, 2:36 pm

silverking wrote:Thanks for the report. We used to wade and gig around the base when I lived in Pensacola. Love flounder with crab meat stuffing. :lick: Fried ain't too shabby, either.
I’m with ya, I like frying the smaller ones up whole with some red potato fries!


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Re: Flounder Report

Postby Hit-n-Miss » Yesterday, 6:00 pm

Very nice. Reminds me of when we gigged matanzas inlet.


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Re: Flounder Report

Postby Dub » Today, 9:00 am

Wow! Well done,sir! Been a couple years since doing any gigging for me. Gonna have to hit Dog Island soon, nothing like wading along the bayside on a warm summer night! That’s the way to fry them up right.
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