• Flounder

    When inshore water temperatures spike during the summer, big flounder often head out to the cooler waters around nearshore reefs.

    Three tips for taking flounder around nearshore reefs

    Hot inshore water often moves doormats out of inlets and off the beach
    July 09, 2015 at 7:19am
    It’s big doormats like this one that have made Murrells Inlet the capital of South Carolina’s flounder fishing.

    It’s flounder time! South Carolina flounder fishing doesn’t get any better than June at Murrells Inlet

    Find current and ambush points and you’ll find Murrells Inlet’s famous flounder.
    June 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Saltwater ponds along South Carolina’s coast are an overlooked resource for inshore anglers.

    Little ponds, big flounder - Saltwater ponds are an untapped resource for flounder fishermen

    Don’t ignore saltwater ponds in April. They’re full of fish, especially big flounder.
    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Southern flounder remain overfished and overharvested, but an NCDMF report that outlines the problems has been rejected by a peer-review board, thus sidetracking mandated moves to improve the fishery.

    NCDMF's stock-assessment report for southern flounder is sidetracked

    Peer-review board rejects report for problems, delaying implementation of steps to improve fishery
    January 31, 2015 at 9:11am
    Big flounder like this 8.26-pound doormat caught by David Derrick, have been the norm in the Southport area recently.

    Flounder fishing still excellent in Southport area

    Doormat flatfish have been common, especially for fishermen using big baits
    October 24, 2014 at 10:17pm
    David Derrick caught this 12-pound flounder on Sept. 21 in the Lockwood Folly River.

    Oak Island fishermen decks 12-pound flounder in Lockwood Folly River

    Huge flatfish hit 6-inch mullet minnow just before high tide on Sept. 21
    September 24, 2014 at 8:12am
    The fall flounder bite around jetties can be fantastic, as Capt. J Baisch of Murrells Inlet provides evidence.

    The lure of the jetties

    Fish the rocks this fall for a variety of targets
    September 04, 2014 at 9:00am
    Big menhaden are producing a lot of nice flounder in Winyah Bay recently.

    Flounder bite takes off in Winyah Bay with arrival of menhaden

    Big baits mean big fish along edges of deeper channels
    May 27, 2014 at 10:08pm
    Capt. Jamie Rushing goes the extra mile (or two) to catch flounder like this one out of Masonboro Inland.

    Think small for big reef flounder - Small places on big reefs can mean lots of nearshore Masonboro flounder

    Get away from the crowd for the best flounder fishing artificial reefs have to offer.
    May 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Flounder have started biting on low tide in deep holes in the backs of the creeks that feed Murrells Inlet.

    Flounder fishing gets jump start with good weather in Murrells Inlet

    Look for deep holes in backs of creeks on low tide
    April 08, 2014 at 12:01pm
    Eighty flounder a year for the next four year will be tagged as part of a study funded by CRFL funds.

    Flounder-tagging study gets boost from CRFL grant

    Study will look at flounder movements and mortality in New River between Jacksonville and Sneads Ferry
    February 21, 2014 at 6:00am
    Flounder fishing in the Sneads Ferry area has been great since a cold front rolled through the area last weekend.

    Flounder fishing takes off in Sneads Ferry area

    Cold front shocks flatfish's appetite into high gear
    September 20, 2013 at 7:00am
    Guide Justin Hubbard said the flounder fishing has been better in Charleston Harbor this year than in recent years.

    Charleston flounder chomping on live baits

    Guide says he's catching multiple fish from same spots regularly
    July 18, 2013 at 3:08pm
    Flounder are a great ‘incidental’ catch when targeting redfish, because they live in the same areas and eat the same baits and lures.

    Flounder a bonus when targeting reds

    July 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    Capt. Jeff Cronk shows off a flounder caught  close to the sea buoy that marks the ocean end of Bogue Inlet — a shallow-draft inlet that can be difficult to navigate.

    Bogue Inlet particulars

    July 15, 2013 at 7:00am