Easiest Way To Target Fall Flounder in Marsh Systems
Are there still flounder around in the fall to catch?
Where and how can you find flounder in fall?
The flounder are migrating up the east coast which makes it an excellent time to target them in marsh systems along the coast.
Check out more below!!
Easiest Way To Target Fall Flounder in Marsh Systems [VIDEO]
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During this time of year, flounder are moving out of creeks and marshes to offshore areas.
This makes it easier for anglers to find and target flounder on their way out to sea.
Where To Target Flounder
Flounder in marsh systems will typically be near entrances and exits to creeks as well as around drains coming off of flats.
Try to look for creeks near bigger bodies of water like sounds, inlets, or intracoastal waterways.
Flounder in these parts are ambush predators.
Be sure to cover lots of water and swim your lures or live bait near the bottom.
Noteworthy areas to look for are spots with oysters, ledges and other structure.
Fish will stack up along the creek mouths and entrances to intracoastal waterways for a meal because they are on their way out of the marsh systems.
When To Target Flounder
If you have the chance, try to target these flounder on a lower tide.
The ideal water level is 4 feet or less.
You will shrink down the target zone and be able to locate concentrated groups of flounder in the shallows.
Flounder will typically stay close to where they have a steady feeding source.
As the water moves with the tides, many time the flounder slide off the banks and into the creek entrances.
A lower tide also makes it easier for flounder to feed since they are already at the bottom.
There is less distance in the water column for them to have to look for their next meal.
During twilight periods, the flounder are up in the shallows to feed in low levels of water.
As the day progresses, the flounder will move out of the shallows and into deeper areas in cuts and around points.
Make sure you are covering ground when targeting flounder.
These fish are ambush predators and they won’t chase after your bait.
Thoroughly scan the high-level target zones around creek mouths and ledges along banks.
You should be sure to make several casts in these areas to cover all portions of the water.
Fall fishing for flounder is pattern-based and you can locate these fish based on tides and ideal strike zones.
Flounder will start in the shallows and work into deeper water columns near creek mouths and ledges near intracoastal waterways and larger bodies of water.
Remember to cover lots of ground and make more than one cast in one area because odds are there is a flounder there waiting to ambush your bait or lure!
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