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FLOUNDER

Fishing for Flounder

Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing


If you didn't spot the particular eyes on the flounder in the picture above, do a double-check. How unusual!

After their infant months, their left eye, sitting split like normal eyes shifts, moving towards the right eye and settling not too far from it.

Coming from a family with over 200 species, this flatfish is one of the top sought for of its kind. Growing up to 10 kg, the moving saltwater landmine saltwater is a special challenge to get the bait to.

Flounder hide, dead flat and tossed with floor debris when feeding, forcing the angler to get the lure all the way down to the ground. Flounder move into estuaries and channels in the spring and summertime to reproduce, being caught in as little as 12 centimeters of water.

Cast a live bait, jig, lure, spinner, or favorite streamer pattern as far out as you can, let it sink, then strip it right back to you. Flounder flourish on small baitfish species and crustaceans aggressively between the bottom and middle water columns.

They will attack your bait at breaking speeds, be prepared. Get moving too, either by foot or by boat.

The more you move, the better chances you will have hooking into a flounder.

Basic Info


Varieties: Summer Flouder, Southern Flouder

Scientific name: Platichthys flesus

Size: length average 20 – 30 cm

Weight: up to 3 kg

Lifespan: 20 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): Coastal waters of Europe