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Flounder Pounders

We caught up with a few flounder pounders that consistently bring flatfish to their kayaks. By following their advice, you can increase your success rate. […]

Kendall Mullins shows off a stringer featuring a nice limit of flounder from a recent trip in marshes near Big Lake. If you can find a good cut leading into a marsh featuring a drop-off, that’s a great spot to target doormats.
Fishing Hotspots

Big Lake flounder run

Mike Malone, president of the Elite Kayak Club, is a firm believer in Berkley Gulp’s chartreuse Swimming Mullet when he wants flounder at Big Lake. […]

November is prime time for doormat action in the Calcasieu Ship Channel at Big Lake.
Flounder

Big Lake gives up big flounder

Starting in mid-October and peaking in November, saltwater fishermen enjoy some of the best fishing — then feasting — the coast has to offer in the Calcasieu Ship Channel along the western edge of Big Lake. […]

Inshore Fishing

Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA flounder hotspots

Although the weir on Island Drive is one of his main fall-back options, Ty Hibbs actually prefers fishing a few of the other Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area weirs and bayous because they — in his estimation — actually offer a little bit better fishing.

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Inshore Fishing

Big Lake flounder are lining ship channel

Capt. Paul Davidson Jr. knew exactly where to go last week on Big Lake. Slowing down the boat, he neared a break in the nearby ship channel during an outgoing tide.

Having set anchor in about 4 feet of water downcurrent of his chosen location,the fishing guide cast out a spinnerbait and began slowly rolling it along the bottom.

“The bait got thumped hard, and I set the hook,” Davidson said. […]