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.

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.


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. […]