- Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:45 am
This time of year most flounder are headed out to the Gulf. You should look for a sand flat near a channel that is en route to a pass and not more than a few miles from the pass. Otherwise, you'll be looking at a lot of empty bottom. A lot of the flounder will be deeper than you can see to gig them, but some will be up in the shallows.
You don't want the strong tidal movement that you want if you're fishing with a rod and reel. They feed when the tide is moving and you want them bedded and not feeding. A little current isn't bad though. If there is current, walk into the direction of the current. That way the sand you kick up will flow behind you, so it won't cloud your view and the flounder will bed up facing into the current so you'll be approaching them from behind.