OhFace55 Houston Astros Fan Baton Rouge Member since Sep 2007 6781 posts
re: Catching flounder in the marsh(Posted by OhFace55 on 3/6/13 at 12:19 pm to jimbeam)
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.
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
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.
AtlBrett LSU Fan Marietta, GA Member since Sep 2008 2789 posts
re: Catching flounder in the marsh(Posted by AtlBrett on 3/6/13 at 12:44 pm to TJG210)
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...
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.
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.
ccomeaux LSU Fan LA Member since Jan 2010 3862 posts
re: Catching flounder in the marsh(Posted by ccomeaux on 3/6/13 at 1:04 pm to jimbeam)
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.