What are the best ways to catch flounder?

i need to know the best way to catch flounder when i go to port Isabel Texas this month so i kind of need the info soon if you can please

Angling for flounder has become increasingly popular in recent years. In many ways, it can be compared to certain types of bass fishing. Fortunately, there are some tips that can help increase your chances of catching flounder. The first thing you need to understand is where exactly flounder are located. Typically, flounder make a regular migration to deeper waters, then settle in the bottom part of the waters anywhere up to 25 or 30 miles offshore. The typically gravitate to natural structures and even various reefs. When it comes to tackle, many prefer a casting rod that is about seven feet. Also, I recommend using a small baitcasting reel and a 14-pound test line. As far as bait is concerned, it can vary greatly. Finger mullet is among the most popular baits for landing flounder, particularly those that are between three adn four inches long. One of the disadvantages to using finger mullet is that it is sometimes difficult to find. As a result, many turn to mud minnows or even live shrimp. Fortunately, you don’t necessarily have to use live bait to land a flounder. You can use artificial lures, such as a red plastic grub tail on the jig head. It’s also important to remember that the strike of a flounder is not very aggressive and so it might be difficult to discern when one has struck. As a result, you should try and be sensitive to the pull of your line. Also, it’s important to not set the hook right away, since the flounder usually holds the bait in his mouth and swims for a few feet before actually swallowing it.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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