What You Need To Find The Best Flounder Fishing Spots
By: Joe Simonds on October 22, 2018
It’s Flounder Fishing Time!
Do you know how to locate flounder?
Want to know what to look for to find the very best flounder fishing spots?
Believe it or not, flounder is the most targeted and popular saltwater fish in the United States among recreational anglers.
When you think it about it, that makes a lot of sense for a couple reasons:
- Flounder are found throughout the entire east coast, from Florida to Maine.
- They are delicious to eat.
- They put up a good fight and are fun to catch!
Finding flounder can be tricky sometimes. They don’t have just one spot you’ll find them in and can often show up in any different kind of fishing spot.
To find out what we should be looking in a spot when flounder fishing, we decided to bring Capt. C.A. Richardson in to tell us his top tips for finding flounder spots.
How To Find The Best Flounder Spots
C.A. said that were three main things he looks for when locating a good flounder fishing spot. Those things are the following:
Flounder are ambush predators that like to lay in wait in spots where tide and current will bring prey to them. Places like passes, inlets, channels, points with good current and spoil islands are great examples of spots that are likely to hold flounder. Anywhere where current sweeps bait through is a good place to scout for flounder.
Did I mention flounder are ambush predators? They use structure to hide in the current waiting for prey to be swept over their heads. Flounder are flat and only have eyes on one side of their body. When prey is swept over the structure they are waiting in, the flounder will spring to the prey from underneath them. Downed trees, rock piles, mangroves and sandbars are all great structure to find flounder on.
This one is true for every fish. Bait in the area means there is a food source for the flounder to survive on. That’s why places like inlets and passes are so useful for flounder. Places like this have everything they need to thrive — lots of bait moving through a place where food is brought to them in current and plenty of places to hide for ambushing the bait.
C.A.’s Top Tips To Find Flounder Fishing Spots Video
In this video, C.A. tells you his top tips for finding flounder fishing spots.
If you don’t know where to locate flounder, following the tips C.A. mentioned above is a great place to start.
Remember, current, structure and bait are the critical factors to consider. Finding spots with all three of these things will have you catching flounder — among other fish — quickly.
If you have any questions about this tip or flounder fishing, let us know in the comments below.
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