Do redfish eat flounder?

Flounder are a great ‘incidental’ catch when targeting redfish, because they live in the same areas and eat the same baits and lures. One of the bonuses of fishing for red drum during behind Bogue, Bear and Browns inlets is the availability of flounder.

How do you catch redfish and flounder?

Redfish and flounder like to smash jerk baits fished slowly near the bottom. A popular method is for anglers use the baits on a jig head and jig them around pilings and rocks or slowly crawl or hop them just off structure.

What is the best bait for a flounder?

Using live bait is essential for many flounder (fluke) fishermen around the country, and can be extremely effective for picky flounder (fluke). Shrimp, crabs, smaller flounder, sardines, shad, mullet, and mud minnows can all be great options for live bait.

Can a flounder bite you?

A flounder bite is different from any other backwater fish like redfish or speckled trout, and sometimes it requires a little more patience when targeting this fish. Most times, a flounder bite is not neccesarily a hard bite, in fact, it might not even feel like a bite at all.

Does redfish taste good?

The redfish is one of the most delicious fish you can eat when you want seafood. It has a sweet taste with a semi-flaky texture, and it is perfect for any meal. You can pan-fry, grill, or bake a redfish to start until you become more confident in the various cooking techniques associated with it.

What do redfish feed on?

A redfish’s diet consists mostly of smaller fish, shrimp, clams, worms, and crabs. They’re primarily bottom feeders, but can be aggressive and feed much higher in the water column if the opportunity arises. Using these natural baits are the most consistent and successful way to fish for redfish in the surf.

What size hooks for sea trout?

A 1/0 hook is the best size for catching speckled trout. That hook size is perfect for hooking a live shrimp or a small white bait like a threadfin herring, scaled sardine or a pin fish without affecting their swimming abilities too much. Speckled trout a.k.a. spotted sea trout can get pretty big.

What type of bottom Do flounder like?

gravel bottom
“Flounder like moving water around coves, estuaries and inlets that present fairly deep centers and shallow fringes. A sand or gravel bottom is ideal, but they’ll also feed over mud and grassy areas as well as mussel beds and creeks that empty into deeper water.

Why is flounder hard to find?

“When the pandemic hit, the boats came in and didn’t have a place to sell. We worked hard to find them places to sell, after we did the cutting and packing. I know flounder was a bit tight this week. Some weeks it’s plentiful and prices are lower; sometimes it’s harder to get, and prices inch up.”

Where do flounder hang out?

Where do they live? Flounder are saltwater fish that typically hang out close to the shore, along the Eastern Seaboard, as well as in estuaries, creeks, and rivers. Over the winter, they migrate to the ocean and don’t normally go back to shallow waters until springtime.