Steinhatchee Flounder

Hello, does anyone target flounder this time of year? Share a starting point if you do.


  • Jim311Jim311 Posts: 4,791 Captain
    Man I've had pretty good luck just drifting a strip of cut bait on a light knocker rig on the bottom of the grass flats while trout fishing. It sounds stupid but it works.
  • sealadsealad Posts: 2 Greenhorn
    I have seen them while scalloping and i know they get caught. Was curious if they stage up in the river like they do at the east coast inlets? Thanks for the reply Jim.
  • Jim311Jim311 Posts: 4,791 Captain
    Not that I've noticed, usually in creek mouths and sandy bottom areas for me. I seem to start catching them from late summer thru the fall as bycatch while either redfishing or looking for trout. Maybe doc could provide more info on where they hang out and when.
  • SassaWhalerSassaWhaler Posts: 98 Deckhand
    I have done pretty well getting some nice size ones on nearshore rocks surrounded by sandy bottom. Bouncing a jig with a gulp off the bottom seems to do well. Also caught some around the islands while redfishing soaking bait on the bottom.
  • brotherinlawbrotherinlaw Posts: 2,725 Captain
    Been catching a few in about 12 ft off the tips of the banks
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 3,609 Captain
    Look for patches of sand and work the edges of the grass, they are also found on the grass but working a jig on the bottom along the edges of grass will usually produce flounder, and lots of lizard fish. :)
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

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