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jimbeam
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Catching flounder in the marsh

Can someone fill me in on how to do so? I never target them and only catch them by chance.

Would be greatly appreciated.



OhFace55
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
It's more of a where thing then a how. Usually they are caught slow dragging/ bouncing a gulp or sparkle beetle on a sandy drop off with lots of moving water. Having said all that, i still habe no clue where to catch a mess of those delicious bastards.


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MrCoachKlein
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Every single one I've caught was low and slow with plastics


TigerTatorTots
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
I've never had luck targeting them in marshes. Used to absolutely destroy them in Venice at the mouth of South Pass when I was younger. I come across them occasionally in Lake P fishing bottom. Not really sure how to fish for them in marshes though


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AHouseDivided
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
Look for areas where the tide or wind will push the bait into coves along the bank. The flounder lie in wait for the bait to come to them. This always works for me. I can usually catch quite a few when that's what I want to do.


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TJG210
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
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Every single one I've caught was low and slow with plastics

I snag most of mine while fishing with either live shrimp or cocahoes


AtlBrett
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
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cocahoes


I agree, I usually catch them with fresh cocahoes, fish the bottom, slowly dragging near an area where a couple of channels intersect, cast into the middle and drag towards you, repeat, keep the cocahoes fresh...


tigerinthebueche
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I usually catch them with fresh cocahoes, fish the bottom, slowly dragging


coincidentally, this is also an excellent way to catch a shite ton of hardheads.


jimbeam
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
Exactly


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meauxjeaux2
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
Last years trestles run. My son caught all of these by himself. We musta had like 10 get off. We had another 10 in the icechest.




Purple Spoon
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Got a bunch wade giggin last year. Fun as shite.


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TunaTime
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
A green sparkle beetle is the best bait. We catch most of them along our pier in GI by slowly bumping it along the bottom.


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tigerinthebueche
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
FWIW, we usually catch them fishing redfish with shrimp under a popping cork. we pick them up in shallow water next to the bank. We aren't targeting flounder, but it seems we either drag over them or plop the shrimp right in front of them

Only way we ever consistently "caught" them was with a lantern and gig on Grand Isle or Last Island.


NASA_ISS_Tiger
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
Coleman and a Gig. Shuffle your feet so you don't kick up a stingray by accident. That would ruin your trip.


AHouseDivided
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
Caught these like I said above. All in the same spot bouncing soft plastics on the bottom.



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Redfish2010
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
I've had my best luck in deep holes where there is moving water. Now I've rarely targeted flounder, there are a couple of deeper spots (around 13ft in a pass through the marsh) that they are always getting caught.


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ccomeaux
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
Find a spot where the tide is running out of the marsh into the bay/lake through a narrow opening, like a mudboat canal or natural break in the marsh. The daily flow of water through the break will create a small, flat area on the bay side. Shrimp or soft plastics retrieved slowly across the area during a dropping tide. If no luck after a few casts, move to the next spot... Flounder are agrressive feeders.


tigerinthebueche
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
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Shuffle your feet so you don't kick up a stingray by accident


Dad? Is that you?


meauxjeaux2
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
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Dad? Is that you?



jimbeam
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
Thanks guys


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