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burgeman
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh

I have wanted to get into flounder gigging but can't find anyone to jump into with, they all say they are scared of sharks


AlmaDawg
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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.


This is what I do. We catch flounder the best in the summer here. Shrimp, mud minnows and soft plastics work best.


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dpd901
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One of the coolest fishing trips I've ever been on; we putter across from the PAC Marina to the first set of popierres. There was a huge school of reds tailing on the bank. You'd cast to the reds and if you didn't get one a flounder would bite when the minnow would fall down the drop off. In about 2 hours we caught 38 flounder and 15 reds. Burned about an ounce of gas.





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:l


I need to do this


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2drunk2care
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh


We caught these bad boys bottom fishing with live shrimp.
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tigerinthebueche
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nice!!


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RATeamWannabe
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
Who is scared of sharks?

I know someone that whats to do all kinds of outdoor shite and always finds excuses to never leave the house


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AboveGroundPool
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
i've never caught them trying to catch them, i've caught them on everything from speedcraws along the intracoastal in the basin to ribbit frogs in the bonnet carre spillway (2 in one day)


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Capt ST
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AHouseDivided
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Damn!


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DonChowder
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
Find a change in water depth, a ledge or something. Bring your bait from shallow off into the deeper area. They often lie in ambush like this. I've caught the majority of mine in this situation.

The other thing to note is that when you feel that classic "flounder bite" just wait. Once your line starts moving he may have the hook in his mouth be then. Flatfish are notorius for short striking things. I came up with many a soft plastic that was only half there before I learned to be patient before setting the hook.


TigerPimpNationTrank
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
White curly-tialed Gulp bouncing on the bottom...that's what I catch them on in Lake P/Rigolets.

They like to ambush the bait, so slow and steady retrieve once you pick a decent ambush spot.



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mack the knife
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that classic "flounder bite" just wait


circle hooks have seemed to take care of that problem for me. i've been hooking more of them since i made that switch.


Geaux23
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re: Catching flounder in the marsh
The only way I have really had much success targeting them is in grand isle across baratarria pass along the rocks on the bay side. During the summer those rocks are slam full of flounder right next to the rocks, no more than a foot away or they wouldn't bite. We must have caught 100 of them over a week


doublecutter
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I wasn't going to post a reply because my response goes against the convential wisdom posted. But, my dad used to fish at East Pointe A la Hache, keeping a boat at Beshal's. He knew that area like the back of his hand. He had a flounder hole that was at the end of a dead end canal. It wax a fall, winter, early spring spot. During that time of the year, if he was fishing that area of the marsh, he would stop by that spot and more often than not he would catch at least a few flounder catching to the bank and slow retrieve back to the boat. Sometimes using artificial, sometimes monnows. Sometimes under a cork.


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DonChowder
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circle hooks have seemed to take care of that problem for me


Now that I am fishing for halibut instead of flounder I'm using a "short strike" hook that runs off the shank of the main hook when I'm using live bait. I imagine that this setup would work for flounder as well. My problem back then was I would come up with a Mr Whiffle that was missing the tail. They always seemed to bite right behind the hook of the jighead.


mack the knife
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DonChowder


yep, that happens. at first i always said "crabs", but later figured out that it was flounder also/probably.

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They always seemed to bite right behind the hook of the jighead.


thats why its called fishing instead of catching


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