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Live Bait for Flounder

I know that finger mullet, mud minnows and shrimp will work in that order of preference from my experience.But what about pig fish? Will they oink em in?


  • MissedMissed O-townPosts: 523 Officer
    The typical FL flounder is a 12-20 inch fish.  They have a smallish size mouth - trout and reds have more mouth than them.  

    Where I'm going with this is, size your bait to the fish you are trying to catch.  We've caught some flounder using 4-6 inch menhaden for bait and yes, they were big ones.  Probably would have mopped up on em with 3 and 4 inch mud minnows but we didn't have those...

    Will they eat a pin or pig fish?  Absolutely.  Can they fit the baitfish and your hook into their mouth?  That's the question.

    Easiest way to catch em is mud minnow - that is the absolute easiest way to catch flounder.
  • Terry RavenscraftTerry Ravenscraft Posts: 272 Deckhand
    Caught them on the wrecks while cleaning them had grunts in their gut
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