One of my favorite ways to fish for flounder is with lures. I have always enjoyed it with bucktails and plastic grubs since you get to set the hook on a flounder immediately instead of waiting for them to take a live bait.
Today's scented soft baits like the Gulp and Fishbites brands have made flounder fishing with lures as effective as live bait. Yes, there are days when water clarity is so low live bait will work better. But there are also days when scented soft baits will out-fish live bait, and they are certainly a better choice than strip bait such as flounder belly and squid which we use to fish as I was growing up.
If you like flounder fishing but never use lures you should give it a try. Check out the article on flounder fishing lures below:
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