• Flounder

    Big flounder like this 8.26-pound doormat caught by David Derrick, have been the norm in the Southport area recently.

    Flounder fishing still excellent in Southport area

    Doormat flatfish have been common, especially for fishermen using big baits
    October 24, 2014 at 10:17pm
    David Derrick caught this 12-pound flounder on Sept. 21 in the Lockwood Folly River.

    Oak Island fishermen decks 12-pound flounder in Lockwood Folly River

    Huge flatfish hit 6-inch mullet minnow just before high tide on Sept. 21
    September 24, 2014 at 8:12am
    The fall flounder bite around jetties can be fantastic, as Capt. J Baisch of Murrells Inlet provides evidence.

    The lure of the jetties

    Fish the rocks this fall for a variety of targets
    September 04, 2014 at 9:00am
    Big menhaden are producing a lot of nice flounder in Winyah Bay recently.

    Flounder bite takes off in Winyah Bay with arrival of menhaden

    Big baits mean big fish along edges of deeper channels
    May 27, 2014 at 10:08pm
    Capt. Jamie Rushing goes the extra mile (or two) to catch flounder like this one out of Masonboro Inland.

    Think small for big reef flounder - Small places on big reefs can mean lots of nearshore Masonboro flounder

    Get away from the crowd for the best flounder fishing artificial reefs have to offer.
    May 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Flounder have started biting on low tide in deep holes in the backs of the creeks that feed Murrells Inlet.

    Flounder fishing gets jump start with good weather in Murrells Inlet

    Look for deep holes in backs of creeks on low tide
    April 08, 2014 at 12:01pm
    Eighty flounder a year for the next four year will be tagged as part of a study funded by CRFL funds.

    Flounder-tagging study gets boost from CRFL grant

    Study will look at flounder movements and mortality in New River between Jacksonville and Sneads Ferry
    February 21, 2014 at 6:00am
    Flounder fishing in the Sneads Ferry area has been great since a cold front rolled through the area last weekend.

    Flounder fishing takes off in Sneads Ferry area

    Cold front shocks flatfish's appetite into high gear
    September 20, 2013 at 7:00am
    Guide Justin Hubbard said the flounder fishing has been better in Charleston Harbor this year than in recent years.

    Charleston flounder chomping on live baits

    Guide says he's catching multiple fish from same spots regularly
    July 18, 2013 at 3:08pm
    Flounder are a great ‘incidental’ catch when targeting redfish, because they live in the same areas and eat the same baits and lures.

    Flounder a bonus when targeting reds

    July 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    Capt. Jeff Cronk shows off a flounder caught  close to the sea buoy that marks the ocean end of Bogue Inlet — a shallow-draft inlet that can be difficult to navigate.

    Bogue Inlet particulars

    July 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    Docks along the ICW from Wrightsville Beach to Bald Head Island come in various shapes and sizes, and a lot of them hold flounder through the summer.

    Docks = Flounder Magnets

    June 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    Flounder appear to bite better on bright, sunny days when the water is extremely clear, if you know how to make a good presentation with a bright-colored lure.

    Let conditions dictate presentation

    June 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    Flounder gigging is a very popular activity among South Carolina fishermen, especially during the warmer months.

    Gig your doormats at night

    June 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has finished a three-year study on flounder, and it appears fishermen are satisfied with the numbers and sizes of fish.

    Flounder research and data

    June 15, 2013 at 7:00am