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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana

Almost a Record...

Wind was blowing like mad on Sunday, but we managed to get some good fish in the boat. Steady catching all day with more than 20 rat reds thrown back just under 16in. Came back to the dock with the biggest flounder I've ever seen 24in, 11.5 lbs. Almost beat the state record!
November 14, 2012 at 12:20pm
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Posted November 14, 2012 at 12:40pm
Saddle blanket!

I'd be seriously tempted to put that bad boy on my wall. Gorgeous fish. Congratulations.

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Posted November 14, 2012 at 12:41pm
flounder

too pretty to eat but that would have been in the oven with lots of crab/garlic/butter wish i could find a few of those flats

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jls
Posted November 14, 2012 at 1:26pm
Rigolets

Nice Mix there Must've been helluva Rough Day, We fished Rigolets while back south Shoreline b4 L&N Bridge caught @least 20-25 rat reds 13-14 inches One Sheephead 3 flounders 1 huge Door Mat Flounder 19 inch long, What did ya catch ummm on . We used Live&fresh shrimp

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Posted November 14, 2012 at 2:08pm
Mount - Bait

LaPiscator - I was thinking of getting a mount made. Do you know of a good taxidermist?



Jls - Most everything was caught on Gulp Swimming Mullets in white or green rigged tightlined. Some trout were on Lemonhead Matrix Shad under popping cork. And the big flounder and one big red were caught on the bottom using a redfish leader with a dead shrimp.

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Posted November 14, 2012 at 3:41pm
flounder

24 inch flounders typically don't weigh 11.5lbs unless you've got a 6 pound weight on the scale with it. He would have to be fat and well over 30 inches to be that heavy. I would say that 6 pounds is closer to the actual weight than 11.5 pounds. Nice fish regardless; looks like yall had a good day.

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Posted November 14, 2012 at 6:23pm
ummmmm...flounder

Sea Monkey - those are all nice fish but the Flounderses got my attention the most. Nice haul.



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Secret Formula Profile Photo
Posted November 14, 2012 at 7:41pm
flat fish

That is an awesome fish

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Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:00pm
flounder?

that is a monster fish, great job!!! mount it, eat it, tough decision??? i know the fish died probably from second hand smoke!!! just kidding!!

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Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:00pm
Negative on the taxidermist

Sorry Sea Monkey. Can't help you on the taxidermist, but I'm sure lots of folks here can.

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Posted November 14, 2012 at 8:16pm
Door Mat

Wow! That's a beauty! Ya don't see many door mats like that coming to the boat. Good fish for sure and even better eating! C'est Bon!

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 1:54am
Nice Fish

That is one nice Flounder. I don't make many comments on here but when a man says his fish is 11.5 pounds his fish weighs 11.5 lbs. Dont knock his glory.Again NICE FISH!

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 2:33am
Flounder

Nice Flounder! I'm hoping to learn the Rigolets and Lake Borgne area to feast of some quality fish too



Congratulations

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 9:18am
weight

Devonb - All I can tell you is what the scale said. Now granted it was a cheap spring scale, the kind with the tape measure attached. So I will concede that it is probably not very accurate. Either way it's still the biggest flounder I've ever seen.

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 7:02pm
Here Ya Go....

http://www.csgnetwork.com/fishsaltwtcalc.html



Your 25' Flounder weighed approx 6.25 lbs. Thats still a damn nice fish and definitely in the Doormat Category.



Not for nothing but Shimano makes inexpensive but accurate spring scales in light blue anodized aluminum. They have one that goes to 25lbs, another thats up to 50lbs and one that goes to 100lbs.



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Posted November 15, 2012 at 7:25pm
Here Ya Go v2.0......

http://www.kingsailfishmounts.com/saltwater-fish-mounts-flounder-c-1_231.html?osCsid=4fde423f31a787d5293d94afc1688384



King Sailfish Mounts will do an artificial mount of your 24' flounder for only $289.00 plus shipping.



I've had them do a Striped Bass and a Sailfish and each job was done perfectly.



Best of all, you can eat your prize catch and still get your memories preserved as an artificial mount.

Just take a bunch of pics, measure it's length and VOILA!



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Posted November 16, 2012 at 7:39am
Forget the Mount!

100FFC - Forget the dang mount where can i find the girl! (look at his link)



Anyway like I said...I put the fish on a cheap POS scale. Either way it's the best flonder I've ever caught.

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jls
Posted November 16, 2012 at 7:48am
20 ' Door mat Caught Same Area Rigolets

20 ' Door mat Caught Same Area Rigolets

Door Mat Flounder

Ummmm Maybe the Fish is Alot Fatter&thicker then you think it is, I know i caught couple that were 20' and they had to be 5-6 lbs

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Posted November 16, 2012 at 7:52am
nice

Hey man, nice fish. I've caght a few fish in that size range. If that fish is thick, it could be pushing 7 lbs. I caught one in hopedale last year that was 25' and weighed 7 lbs on a true scale. If I hit 8 lbs, he's going on the wall.

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Posted November 20, 2012 at 8:44am
Nice Flounder

I caught this flounder night fishing off a pier on the Ship Channel in Hackberry six weeks ago. I did not measure it, but it weighed 6.9 lbs.

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Posted November 20, 2012 at 8:49am
Night fishing under the lights

Rattle Trap

Night fishing under the lights

Nice Flounder

I caught this flounder on a white gulp six weeks ago night fishing on the Ship Channel near Hackberry, LA.

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Posted November 20, 2012 at 8:26pm
Gig 'Em & Drink 'Em

Rattle Trap - that's a heck of a nice Mr Flappy! That pic is a perfect example of just how big a Flounder can open his mouth when ambushing prey.



I've never caught a Flounder at night - extra congrats to you! Only way I ever got 'em after dark was by gigging 'em. We'd do the Stingray Shuffle on the flats behind Jensen Beach and as the Flounderses went in the box, the beers came out.



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