Winter Flounder (Blackbacks) are a seperate fish from Summer Flounder (Fluke). Winter Flounder are caught in the Chesapeake Bay. Last year about this time the MD DNR page featured an article about catching winter flounder in the Chesapeake. They are not as abundant as in New Jersey, since MD is the extreme southern end of their range. Duke of Fluke is dead on with methods for catching blackbacks. One trick I will add is to motor around and stir the bottom with a rake before setting up to fish (anchor up, do NOT drift!) Above the Mason-Dixon Line many fisherman use asphalt tampers, commonly called "flounder pounders" to attract the fish. Also try throwing a couple of cans of whole corn out there (just like carp fishing.) Many winter flounder sharpies paint their sinkers red or yellow to attract fish, and add red or yellow beads to their two hook "spreader" rigs. Hell, they even have rigs where the yellow beads are shaped like a kernel of corn. My favorite bait for blackbacks is a piece of sandworm, but bloodies will work, too. Edible mussels make a great bait. Blackbacks make great eating, and are usually sold under the name Lemon Sole. Winter Flounder actually hibernate in the mud during January and February, reemerging in March, then moving offshore in May.