29 July 2012

Flounder on metals...

We were back out targeting Flounder with soft plastics again this weekend. I must admit that I'm really enjoying targeting these fish on lures and I'm continually  surprised by just how willing they are to chase a lure. This weekends session was no different, we were fishing for them with small curl-tailed grubs as we always do and catching a few fish too, when we started to notice quite a few trout a little further out. So I rummaged through my bag and found a couple of metal lures that would cast that little bit further and might also tempt a trout. It only took a few casts before I was into a fish but I soon realised that something was not quite right with my 'Trout', it just wasn't fighting like a Trout. As the fish came to the surface I could clearly see why....my trout was in fact a Flounder! and a decent one too. Now I've seen plenty of Flounder caught on small Mepps before and of course on soft plastics too but I must admit that I was a little surprised to see them chase and hit a fast moving lure near the surface. It wasn't a fluke either as we caught a few more in the same way a short while later. It would have been nice to catch one of those Trout but the Flounder kept us entertained all the same. I still don't think that Sam and I have fully mastered the technique for catching Flounder with lures just yet but we are having fun learning the ropes.