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Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:54 pm
by Ronmoll
Hello all,

Having recently moved from NJ, just wondering if anyone fished for founder here from inshore? If so, where is a good place to go?

Thanks and tight lines!!!

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:04 pm
by baseball4life702
Inshore would be probably the only place you see them down here around bridges and docks. Summer flounder, imo better than any northern flounder.

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:25 pm
by bluesea
There is a guy that catches flounder very often at key Biscayne at the end of the bridge, I saw him catch 4 flounders while I was netting bait 3 months ago.

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:29 pm
by baseball4life702
bluesea wrote:There is a guy that catches flounder very often at key Biscayne at the end of the bridge, I saw him catch 4 flounders while I was netting bait 3 months ago.

God damnit giving away the spot lol :nilly:
But now that it's out yea that's where I'd go for flounder.

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:44 pm
by Rare
Come Oct/Nov keep an eye on Sebastian Inlet. Nov/Dec when them cold fronts moves in is where you want to be

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:53 pm
by Ronmoll
Thanks for the replies everyone!!

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:44 pm
by k5523915
what's the best bait by the way?

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:28 pm
by baseball4life702
k5523915 wrote:what's the best bait by the way?

Jig tipped with shrimp or some bottom rigs with a shrimp.

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:47 pm
by Rare
At SI, the bigger flounder are caught with mud minnows & finger mullet. They also use jigs, strips of bait, shrimp. Just to give you an idea of the size of them there if you go there to target them. When you see them at the tide pool you know what they are targeting. Keep focus on them....Its hard to do when the macks, reds, blacks, pomp etc are also thick. Keep super lite- hit the local bait shops and they will help you tremendously

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Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:23 pm
by baseball4life702
:stupid: he's 100% correct and if you want the bigger ones and more action go to SI. I was only speaking for key biscayne it's nowhere near as good just the only place down here I know they are consistently caught.

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:54 pm
by DragonFire
Ponce/Cape and Si has two main runs> spring and fall.... the fall run IMO is a lot better... we also have what we call
Local fish, these are the smaller ones that you will catch yr round...

And imo that's what you will catch at SI right now.... If you look at those pictures you will notice one thing... all the guys are
wearing warm clothing... meaning that all those fish were caught during our cold spells... just saying... :pistols:


Oh I just listed those three areas, because I have fish them for flounders during the winter months.... the further north you go
the nicer the flounders get inshore...

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:37 pm
by Ronmoll
Those are awesome fish and awesome advice too!!!

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:34 am
by Rare
Just an FYI. SI is very well know so if you don't mind a mash pit style gathering while fishing you will be okay. Every family member will be there including their great grandfather with an oxygen tank.(I'm not kidding) They use other family members or friends that don't fish to secured their area and hold their ground and protect there gear. Like I said pick a fish you want target and go there lite to move in,out and around. Never leave your stuff unattended....

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:37 pm
by DragonFire
He isn't kidding about leaving your stuff with no eyes on it... but remember that happens on most of our piers down here.. when I fish the pier alone and I'm waiting to hit other spots... I run
a cable thru my cart and every rod I have out there with me...

and as far as combat fishing goes... SI is well known for people that push their way in as a group and you also have your Locals that believe they own the whole pier...
I stay off the pier at all cost... I rather fish the dark wet rocks.... not many people down there.. and the best time to hit SI during the weekday (nite) and even better
if a big storm rolls thru... those rats takes off running when its raining over there... :mrgreen:

Re: Flounder question

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:36 am
by kblue
I had a bad experience by "intruding someone else's territory"
I was at Lake Worth Beach pier 6 AM to catch goggle eye... And I was yelled by a regular Vietnamese grandpa because I put my cooler too close to T. There were only him and I. I was speechless... Obviously, he thinks he owned the whole pier... lol