If there’s anything you don’t want to be when a flounder is in the area, that would be a naked killie.
You also wouldn’t want to be near a hook, but without the live killie, John Skinner wouldn’t have more underwater footage of flounder strikes.
Skinner has documented flounder strikes on many different types of bait. However, with other bait, the flounder follow for a period time.
The live killie provokes an instantaneous strike. And it happens multiple times throughout the video.
But apparently bucktail bait is more desirable for flounder than killie.