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I tried flounder fishing this afternoon at dark after being successful yesterday at dark. The specks speculated over my live shrimp. The flounder were flustered at the site of my live peanuts. Not one fish. But for those interested in the chopper blues in the six to ten pound range, they are still here. Saw six or seven in that range being cleaned at the cleaning station. All of the Spaniards I saw being cleaned were not impressive though. Barley legal little guys.
 

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I hear ya about the Blues. I was out at Freemans creek off of the ICW on Friday evening trying to catch some bait for saturday. I ended up catching two 10-12 inch blues in my cast net. Was a little surprised about them being back in the shallows. Their back in the water so they can get bigger and yall can catch them.
 

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So what is the trick to flounder on the pier. Do I fish behind the breakers, in the breakers or in the foam? Or all of the above? I hear different stories.... Same with Pompano. I'm new to the salty stuff on any serious basis.. HELP!
 

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Hey Sundrop. I saw a guy that looks alot like you at Oregon Inlet on Thursday. As for Flounder, do yourself a favor and find the flats on the sound side, a back pack, a high powered halogen light/flash light, a gig, and do a little walking. Folks at OI do a lot of that in the shallows. Pretty successful too.
 

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Hey Sundrop. I saw a guy that looks alot like you at Oregon Inlet on Thursday. As for Flounder, do yourself a favor and find the flats on the sound side, a back pack, a high powered halogen light/flash light, a gig, and do a little walking. Folks at OI do a lot of that in the shallows. Pretty successful too.
Wasn't me..wish it had of been !!! Thanks for the info, DR will have to do a better job on my back before I can tackle that one!! LOL
 

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So what is the trick to flounder on the pier. Do I fish behind the breakers, in the breakers or in the foam? Or all of the above? I hear different stories.... Same with Pompano. I'm new to the salty stuff on any serious basis.. HELP!
Live bait carolina rigged. I like fishing up on the beach on high tide. In the holes and troughs. You need clear water. If the fish are there, catching them are no problem. If you fish out towards the end of the pier, you will catch flounder as well, but the blues and spanish are a nuisance.
 

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Hey Sundrop. I saw a guy that looks alot like you at Oregon Inlet on Thursday. As for Flounder, do yourself a favor and find the flats on the sound side, a back pack, a high powered halogen light/flash light, a gig, and do a little walking. Folks at OI do a lot of that in the shallows. Pretty successful too.
I don't know about that walking thing at night. I prefer to gig out of the boat. That is a picture of a alligator that was 10-11 feet or so. He is about fifty yards from the boat. He wouldn't let me get close. He was a little jumpy. I figured there may have been a nest close by.
 

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I don't know about that walking thing at night. I prefer to gig out of the boat. That is a picture of a alligator that was 10-11 feet or so. He is about fifty yards from the boat. He wouldn't let me get close. He was a little jumpy. I figured there may have been a nest close by.
Thats ok, I always carry a pack of Rolaids in my pocket so if I get eaten I won't give him indigestion from all the grease..... So he would be ok...:eek:
 
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