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Old 07-17-2018, 11:36 PM   #1
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What’s the best way to pull an flounder from the Surf. I have never caught one ever!
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:41 PM   #2
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I haven't caught any in the surf, but I have caught quite a few fishing from shore. I just pull them up onto the sand. I don't think I've ever lost one when doing that.

If you haven't caught flounder before, they tend to grab a bait, move off with it, stop and then chew/swallow it. If you try to set the hook when you first feel them, you will probably pull the bait from their mouths.

When fishing with live bait I would let them swim off with it, and then I'd wait for a good bit after they stopped. Come to think of it, I don't remember ever setting the hook - I would just start reeling them in.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:18 AM   #3
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I used to catch them using pompano jigs around the pier pilings.
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