I always figured flounder were lazy. Truth be told, they have a mean streak about them and aren’t afraid to show it.
The name “flounder” conjures up a fish without much in the way of initiative. Heck, they even have a weird kind of body that’s perfectly suited for lounging the day away on bottom. The following video certainly shattered a few of those preconceived notions for me.
Truth be told, flounder hit hard, in one fell swoop, with a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners kind of way. They’re like that one guy in a bar fight you’re not too sure about.
This highly entertaining and educational video was produced by John Skinner. It highlights Chapter One in his book Fishing For Summer Flounder.
I must admit, this line of Skinner’s hit the nail directly on the head:
“These are not brown blobs lying on the bottom. These are aggressive, nasty fish.”
I have a newfound respect for the flounder after watching this video. I could also go for a plate of fresh-caught fluke for dinner tonight.