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    Steinhatchee Flounder

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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