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Indian River Joel
07-18-2011, 07:27 AM
The IRL flounder bite continues to be on. We caught several decent flounder this week on various DOA Lures. Trout are also hitting pretty well, with a snook mixed in once in a while.

Look for sandbars or rocks and you should be able to find flounder. We have been catching the bigger ones on the rocks and smaller ones in good number on the sand. In either scenario, you need to be able to keep your lure just near the bottom. In the sand, it is important to to kick up sand during your retrieve. This will cause the flounder to react in a feeding mode and cause a quick strike. When you are fishing rocks, it is best to just bump the lure off the rocks. Dont worry if you get hung up a couple times. That just means you are fishing the right area. When wading, just wade over there very quietly and free up your lure and keep casting.

DOA CALs, shrimp, and TerrorEyz have all been working with fairly great success. If you are interested in snook, you'll do well working the TerrorEyz near the same rocks that are producing flounder.

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"Indian River" Joel
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www.wadefishingflorida.com

Ireel Irie
07-18-2011, 07:59 AM
Nice work on the flatties, you must have a freezer full! You have been hammering them. Does this year seem like its been the best year for them in a long while to you too?

Indian River Joel
07-18-2011, 08:11 AM
Nice work on the flatties, you must have a freezer full! You have been hammering them. Does this year seem like its been the best year for them in a long while to you too?

This has definitely been the best flounder year I can remember. Last fall and this spring, We were limiting out with all fish over 16 inches. I remember a few good flounder years, but the flounder this year definitely have more size to them. Another thing that is different about the flounder this year is the fact that we are continuing to catch them in the summer.

duckmanJR
07-18-2011, 11:45 AM
Nice work Joel....Love eating those! ....And yes, this is without question the best year in memory for flatties.....Reds too.