Flounder Fishing Tips

4.       The circle hook is the best one to use when fishing for flounder because most of the time, it will come out of the bait when it’s swallow and hook itself along the corner of the mouth. This makes it easier to secure the hook and reel in your catch.

5.       You must have patients when setting the hook. Flounders tend to hold the bait and swim a couple of feet before swallowing it. You need to give them time to swallow the bait before jerking the line or he will let go and you’ll lose your catch. If you wait until he swallows the bait the hook practically sets itself.

The flounder will avoid any bait that has your scent on it so be careful when handling it. Take the time to put on a pair of gloves or camouflage your scent in some way before baiting the hook.  You need to move your bait around some but not too much because if you move it too quickly they won’t strike. The main thing is that you get it close to the bottom where they can see it. When you get a bite you’ll know it because the line will suddenly feel very heavy.

Before heading out on your flounder fishing trip it’s a good idea to inspect your gear. Replace anything that is worn out or damaged and double check to make sure you have everything you need. It can be very frustrating to get out on the water and not have everything that you intended to bring. Always carry along a good collection of lures, sinkers, hooks and other items in case you need to switch around or replace something while on the water.

The flounder is a very interesting fish that can make any fishing trip an exciting one. Even though they are a little harder to catch than some of the other species you can still reel in a nice catch and the tips above can help. The main thing is that you have a chance to get out on the water and enjoy doing something that you love.

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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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