David and I hit the water yesterday morning and found the flounder going airborne on small baitfish in a foot of water. They weren’t easily fooled by lures but we managed to string a few. Mine came on Buggs 1/4 oz. Curl Tail jig (Black Gold) while David went with Chicken Boy Bubba Cluckers.
After the flounder action died down, it was off to search for redfish. The water was extremely dirty which meant gulp shrimp under a popping cork with the Hook Spit Zephyr Elite rod. If you’re looking for a popping cork rod for a spinning reel that is designed for a cork, this one is worth checking out. We focused our efforts on the edge of large patches of shell with a one foot drop off to a soft mud bottom. Popping the cork parallel to the edge of the shell produced a little over a dozen reds for me along with a small black drum. David ended up with 3 flounder and about a dozen reds as well. It was a fun day on the water with a good friend.
Once I arrived back at the house, I decided to blacken the flounder instead of stuffing it. I was amazed at how well it turned out. Needless to say, it may be a while before I stuff one again.