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Knowledge Equals Success - How to Catch Flounder (Fluke)

Let’s show you how to catch flounder (fluke). If you’ve done your homework and found out The Must-Know 7 Facts to Catching Your Fish, you should at least know some of these facts:

  1. that they live in salt water
  2. that they eat squid, bait fish, etc
  3. that they lay motionless directly on the bottom to ambush bait fish or squid (are predatory) and that they feed by sight & vibration
  4. average about 4 lbs in weight
  5. that they are migratory
  6. prefer an irregular bottom
  7. they are found in fairly shallow water

These facts therefore, will direct you to do this:

  1. fish for fluke during prime season
  2. go to where the fish live (found along the ocean coast from Newfoundland to Florida)
  3. locate your bait close to the bottom (say 2 feet or less)
  4. your bait should be moving
  5. your artificial bait could mimic a small fish
  6. your natural bait can be strips of fish or squid
  7. drift in your boat to locate the type of bottom they prefer - this is done by actually catching a fluke (throw a marker or gps the location where caught. This should indicate that the fluke prefer that type of bottom for ambushing prey. More than likely, there will be others around - therefore sweep the area thoroughly).
  8. start fishing in say 10 -15 feet of water depth

Knowing these facts will help you to catch fluke. Another point to consider if you intend to fish for fluke, for example, is to concentrate & focus on catching only fluke. With this thought in mind, you now have a goal… and hopefully come home with some keeper fluke.

As you begin to catch more& more fluke, you will also learn to refine your methods and
tackle to catch them. This comes with experience.

So, you can read books, surf the web… and I also recommend to drop into a bait & tackle shop where I’m sure the folks there will gladly help you. The more you know about a particular fish species, the better your chances are of catching it




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