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#11562069 - 04/24/16 10:42 AM Flounder population boom
dissturbbed Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 6
Anybody else noticed there are suddenly more flounders than ever? I live in the southeast texas area and just about everybody I know including myself are limiting out in no time. Never seen this before in my life.

Edited by dissturbbed (04/24/16 10:43 AM)

#11562556 - 04/24/16 05:04 PM Re: Flounder population boom [Re: dissturbbed]
Minnowkiller Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 979
Loc: Alvarado, TX
Just tell me where at that you're catching these and I'll come check and give you my opinion wink

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#11562758 - 04/24/16 06:43 PM Re: Flounder population boom [Re: dissturbbed]
Bayou Burner Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3462
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
They've always been there, Spring run in full effect. I could argue though that having 2 wet winters in a row have really helped the spawn.

#11563864 - 04/25/16 10:15 AM Re: Flounder population boom [Re: dissturbbed] Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 1281
Loc: Entire Gulf and Atlantic Coast...
X2. and there probably is an increase do to the conservation measures put into place several years ago. It helps. But yes, like Bayou Runner said, it' is also the best part of the spring run. The water temp is finally right for the fish to be where people fish for them.

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#11564820 - 04/25/16 05:48 PM Re: Flounder population boom [Re: dissturbbed]
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 745
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Spring flounder under way and yes, I have been saying that my flounder catches have gone up for quite some time now. It's like I go trout fishing and am also catching a flounder in my trout hole. No complaints about that around here, ... especially from my wife.

Edited by Grinder55 (04/25/16 05:48 PM)

#11565398 - 04/25/16 09:16 PM Re: Flounder population boom [Re: dissturbbed]
BudT Offline

Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 90
Yeah, 10-4 it's been a long time since I have seen a spring run like this.

#11569759 - 04/27/16 06:00 PM Re: Flounder population boom [Re: dissturbbed]
FishWrangler2 Offline

Registered: 03/31/16
Posts: 83
That's fun to hear that people are catching plenty this spring! I don't think I realized there was a "spring" run. Hope to hook a couple chasing reds and trout in a couple of weeks!

#11572659 - 04/29/16 07:10 AM Re: Flounder population boom [Re: dissturbbed]
reelswift Online   content

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 465
The flounder numbers were down for several years that is great news.

#11574965 - 04/30/16 07:10 AM Re: Flounder population boom [Re: Bayou Burner]
dissturbbed Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 6
First i heard of this spring run, When does it begin and how long does it last?

#11575052 - 04/30/16 08:54 AM Re: Flounder population boom [Re: dissturbbed]
BillyVanWard Offline

Registered: 06/24/14
Posts: 25
Loc: Dallas
Flounder head to spawn in the open ocean in fall and return in spring, resulting in two runs. Each run lasts a few weeks with a peak of around 10-14 days. Some flatties stay in the bay or marsh all year, though.

Conservation measures are at least somewhat responsible for the current bounty, just as we saw with redfish after they were seriously overfished years ago.

So, get out there an' git 'em. I've caught more flounder on Road Runners with the body replaced with a Zoom twin tail than any other lure, surprisingly.
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