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Southern Flounder

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Average Size: 14 – 16 inches, 1 – 2 pounds

South Carolina State Record: 17 pounds, 6 ounces (1974)

Best Season: April – November

Flounder are considered excellent table fare and are very abundant in South Carolina Waters. These fish are most frequently caught in the estuaries, rivers, and shallow coastal water with muddy bottom tidal creeks using bottom rigs with live bait or various soft plastic artificial bait that mimic a baitfish or shrimp. The nearshore reefs also provide anglers a better chance to catch trophy flounder in the 5-10lb range. Flounder are ambush predators, using camouflage to blend into surrounding habitat and primarily feed on fishes (striped mullet, spot, mummichog, white mullet); also consume crustaceans, including grass shrimp, and blue crabs.

Flounder Fishing Photos