Is on-shore or boat fishing better for flounder?

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asked May 15, 2017 in Saltwater Fishing by kmltl1974 (90 points)

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answered Jun 16, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Here in CT it would be boat.
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answered Sep 29, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Here in NC I have had success catching flounder in the surf and inshore from the shore. The key is structure near the shore, along with moving water. I try to find areas with a ledge that has been carved by moving water. The flounder lay on this edge and wait for food to swim, or drift, by. I use a Carolina rig with live mullet or a jig on the bottom and a smaller jig or plastic bait on a dropper loop about one foot above the jig. I walk along the ledge slowly dragging the rigs...or if I don't have a long enough piece of beach to do this (tourists), I will cast out and slowly reel the rig back to me. Of course, if I had a boat or a kayak, drifting along these same types of bottom structure would be ideal as you could cover so much more territory. By the way, I have caught just as many flounder on the top lure of that double rig as on the bottom lure.
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answered May 25, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
It depends, I've heard a lot of people having luck getting flounder while kayaking though. I haven't personally seen too many people catch flounder from the shore.
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