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Ok so who fishes for flounder after dark? Thinking about trying it this summer. Obviously you need a light but what are your tactics? Cast and wait, cast and retrieve live/dead bait, artificals, or what? Can't gig 'em where I'm going.
 

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ive caught quite a few after dark jigging a live mullet on a pier around the pylons. the bite is pretty soft and takes a bit of finness but well worth the effort. a lot of people hit rudee inlet in the summer months for flounder. there is tons of information on flounder fishing on this forum and highly recommend doing a forum search on flounder. i myself am ready for the flounder bite to come back inshore.
 

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Went to a kayak fishing seminar in Virginia Beach a couple years ago and one guy talked about flounder fishing at night, working the bridge pilons one by one with lures until finding the fish. I recall he liked Spro bucktails.
 

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Have never tried it but see no reason why it wouldn't work well.An area where I fish nights for redfish giggers pass frequently and myself and others walk the shore catching flounder.Will try it at least one night this fall without lights bouncing jigs and minnows.
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Glad to know it works. Fish'n Phil, was he tipping the bucktails with any live/dead bait to give it some more scent? I have a few good places to try when they come back inshore.
 

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Back many, many, many years ago, we would walk the shallow water of the bays at night with a flash light and a frog gig. Never failed. Parents would fillet them and we would have a fish fry the next day.
 

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I fish for flatties at night sometimes, no light. I still use minnows and squid strips BUT...I take the small glow sticks about 2 inches long. They are sold in small packs. You can find them at party world type stores. They come in several colors. Tie it or use a snap swivel with your leader and you are set.
 

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Yep. I have found that the red and yellow colors work the best for me. They come in blue and green also. I see the young kids with them all the time in theor mouths in the clubs when I bounce. The first time I saw them I thought that they would be good to use for night fishing.
 

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I fish for flatties at night sometimes, no light. I still use minnows and squid strips BUT...I take the small glow sticks about 2 inches long. They are sold in small packs. You can find them at party world type stores. They come in several colors. Tie it or use a snap swivel with your leader and you are set.
I am a little dull in the head and can't figure where you are tying the glow sticks in relation to the bait/jig.
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The rig that I use the most, has a squid strip on the bottom and a minnow on a teaser midway up the leader. In between the squid strip and minnow I put a small dropper loop and attach a smal snap swivel and put the glow stick on the swivel. Sort of like a top & Bottom rig but not quite the same. I have different variations of this rig for specific spots I fish.
 

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Thanks RuddeDogg will try the light strips this fall.The way I do flounder fishing when I don't have minnows is use 3/8 oz. jig with plastic,usually catch a lizzardfish,fillet it and put a strip on the jig along with the plastic if the hook is big enough,seems to increase the hits.
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Rudde, that is a really good idea! Are you talking about the little glow sticks that clip on a lanyard or something like that (daughter was describing them to me)? I've never seen them to my knowledge, but I'll look around.

Thanks!!
 
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