Getting a Flat isn’t always a bad thing.
As the days get longer and the water warms more of our Flounder friends begin to show up, making this a good time to
talk about a couple techniques and locations that may bring you some success on the water.
Let’s talk about some of the artificial lures that produce well for me and in turn my clients.
One is the white 3” Gulp swimming Mullet rigged on a jig head, I like to cast these up into feeder creeks and retrieve them slowly back to the main waterway during the outgoing tide.
Also, a Gulp shrimp in “Natural” or “New Penny” fished weedless on a twist lock hook hopped every 5 or 10 seconds works great and allows you to fish in heaver cover with fewer snags. (you may want to go to the 4” Gulp shrimp during the summer)
When fishing around docks, I’ll use a spinner bait like the Redfish Magic with a white paddle tail pulled just fast enough to feel the vibration of the blade at the tip of my rod.
If you like to fish with live bait, mudminnows or finger mullet are a great choice, whether on a jig head or using a “Carolina rig” pulled slowly on the bottom.
I have found that that while using live bait I’ll wait a little bit before setting the hook, as where with artificial once I feel the bite, I’ll almost immediately tighten the line and set the hook.
Location, Location, Location.
While you can find flounder throughout our river system, there are some spots that seem to hold more than others.
For example, the docks between White Shell and Clapboard creek, the southside of the spoil island just west of the Dames point bridge in Mill cove, and the sea wall that runs just west of the Dames Point bridge to the Cruise Boat terminal just to name a few.
Two things you want to keep in mind no matter if you are using fish live bait or artificial 1st if you catch one there is a good chance that there are others and 2nd you might want to have a landing net close by, flounder because notorious for coming unbuttoned next to the boat.
Please feel free to text or email me with any questions.
I hope you can get out and find some tasty treats.
Good Luck and Take care,