Flounder Fishing Tips (For The Flats)


It’s flounder time!

Want to catch more of these delicious flatties?

Then you’ve got to see this video!

I’m with Salt Strong Fishing Coaches Luke and Wyatt, and we’re talking all about how to catch more inshore flounder from Texas to Florida to North Carolina.

This is the last month of the season so the goal is to:

  1. Help you finish strong and maybe even bring home a few flatties for Christmas Dinner (we kick the video off with what’s working right now).
  2. Give you something to study in the winter offseason so you can have a fantastic 2021 full of fat flounder.

Here’s a little preview of what we covered:

  • The best tides to catch flounder (and why this is different depending on where you live)
  • Which lure Wyatt has caught 90% of his flounder on this fall
  • Where to find flounder in the fall and spring as they’re in their transition periods (they’re also very HUNGRY during these times!)
  • The truth about using bucktail jigs for flounder
  • And much more

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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from my conversation with the Salt Strong Fishing Coaches about catching flounder:

2:45 – Where to catch flounder in late fall and early winter

3:55 – The best lure to catch flounder (and how to rig it)

6:54 – How deep we’re catching flounder

10:26 – How to catch flounder on Florida’s Gulf Coast

11:50 – How to catch flounder on Florida’s Atlantic Coast

14:10 – When the best time of year to catch flounder is in the Mid Atlantic

17:42 – Why CCA is suing the state of North Carolina for coastal fisheries mismanagement

19:30 – Best tides to catch flounder

23:33 – How to position your kayak when fishing creek mouths

29:36 – Catching flounder on bucktails

38:34 – The truth about how aggressive flounder are

41:44 – How to catch flounder along Florida’s Space Coast

44:20 – An update on the upcoming secret shrimp lure

48:40 – A sneak preview of the upcoming flounder mini-course


best spot for fall flounder

All this talk about flounder is making me hungry!

From the best lures to the best tides, I hope these tips will help you catch a few more inshore flounder before they migrate to their nearshore winter homes.

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Terrill Morgan
1 year ago

Great video content! Thanks guys for another useful and encouraging video.

Henry Hagan
1 year ago

Wyatt is great. His insights about fishing in general and his familiarity with the Carolina inshore fishing get me pumped to head to OBX and SOBX every time!
Thanks Salt Strong brothers and Wyatt!
Let’s go fishing together Wyatt!

RANDY Mariscal
1 year ago

another great job boy’s

Landon Gordon
1 year ago

I have found the best flounder rig ever! If anyone is interested in knowing what it is?

isaac salceda
1 year ago
Reply to  Landon Gordon

What is it

Landon Gordon
1 year ago
Reply to  isaac salceda

Are you an insider yet?

Yvette Peregoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Landon Gordon

I would love to know

Landon Gordon
1 year ago

It is really hard to take Wyatt seriously with that shirt he has on!! 🤣🤣😂

Wyatt Parcel
1 year ago
Reply to  Landon Gordon

Hey now, that’s a flattie slayer uniform.

Landon Gordon
1 year ago
Reply to  Wyatt Parcel

Haha!! Well if you say so man!! 😂😂😂. Well you definitely have the ugly Christmas sweater contest in the bag also!! I hope you know I am just messing with you man. No harm. The only harm done is to my eyes when I look at that sweater!! Haha. Seriously though. Good work man.

James Waugh
1 year ago

I’m down here below Savanah in Georgia. I’m having a heck of a time locating and catching flounder this year. I know they are there because I’ve seen pictures of large catches in my area but something just isn’t working for me. I almost exclusely use the slam shaddy and the bomber with the bounce bounce pause method. I might have caught five flounder all year and all were on live shrimp not plastic. I did do pretty good with trout earlier in the year with Gulp and the slam shaddy that I got free prior to joining but after that I haven’t done so good. It is completely frustrating. I’ve about concluded that the Skinner technique doesn’t really work down here either. It may be that I should take up another hobby lol.

Jonathan Getz
1 year ago
Reply to  James Waugh

If it’s anything like the upper coast of Texas, the flounder are stacked on channel flats near the passes. Looking at the map, the area around Romerly Marsh Creek looks decent to target on an outgoing tide. Slow down your retrieve considerably to the point where you’re twitching, pausing for several seconds, and barely pulling it along the bottom.

Landon Gordon
1 year ago
Reply to  James Waugh

Don’t get discouraged man. Try some different techniques. I have caught the vast majority of my flounder on chartreuse curly tail gulp. I have a rig that I have made up that I call a double up and I usually catch 2 flounder at a time. Email me if you would like more information. I would be glad to help you. landongrdn@gmail.com

Russell Gardner
1 year ago

In lieu of a heavier jig head, can I put a light pinch on Bullitt weight to make the difference? I have a bunch of them from my bass fishing days.

Jonathan Getz
1 year ago

Yes, I would just have the bullet weight and the hook. Do a Texas rig if you want to go weedless. The Z-man Texas Eye jighead is generally just combining it into one component.

Last edited 1 year ago by Jonathan Getz


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