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Old 05-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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I have been fishing ever since I was 3. I have caught all the usual fish around our area (pensacola bay,pass, gulf). I have been trying to catch flounder for the past two years. I have been to catfish basin garcon point and all throughout blackwater. i have been to 3 mile and fished many grass flats on the bay. I HAVENT CAUGHT A FLOUNDER EVER IN MY LIFE. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME????

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Catfish basin is a great place to catch flatties. I always catch them on 5"Gulp jerkshads. Just make sure that you bounce them off the bottom.
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There around any kind of structure in the bays and intercoastal. Use a light 1/2 to 3/4 oz. egg sinker for a carolina rig with live bait and slowly drag and bump the bottom. If it feels like you just got hung up wait a minute. Slowly lift the rod tip and feel if anything pulls back. If it does wait a few seconds longer before setting the hook. Flounder can swim away with the bait and just hold it before swallowing.

I like bull minnows the best followed by finger mullet.

If you're using jigs and plastics just slowly drag and bump the bottom.

You will catch them somwhere..! When you do there are usually more real close by.
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Thank you guys very much!!!!! Is baiting with catfood a good way to bring them in? Do you have any Other just general area spots not like a golden secret spot but just a normal talked about flounder habitat is?
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Thank you guys very much!!!!! Is baiting with catfood a good way to bring them in? Do you have any Other just general area spots not like a golden secret spot but just a normal talked about flounder habitat is?
Thanks a lot,

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Next time you're in the Destin area just fish around the Harbor walk docks, the jetty's on both side of the pass and the sand peninsula. You will see other folks at all of these places. Follow Ocean Master's directions and you will catch them in this area. He knows what he's talkin about.

P.S. leave the cat food at home and stick with minnows and shrimp there. You'll find 3 or 4 bait shops around this area that will sell everything you need.
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I have been in the same boat. Followed the above methods and finally caught a few on porpoise. Just have to be patient.
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Catfish basin is a great place to catch flatties.
Where is Catfish Basin?
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Over in black water east
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There should be some around the rock jetties in Pensacola Pass. If you don't get a Flounder you will probably get a Redfish or Spanish.

In the 70's we used to keep a pole spear hidden in the rocks b/c it was illegal to have any type of speargun where the beach is accessible to the public and the law did check. We would dive and "stack um up" on the end of the pole spear. Don't you love the ole' days..!!
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I have been in the same boat. Followed the above methods and finally caught a few on porpoise. Just have to be patient.
Thats gotta be some monster flatties, forget doormats, more like area rugs, to eat a porpoise.

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