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Summer Flounder
Paralichthys dentatus

Common Names: fluke, flattie, flounder, flatfish, lefteye flounder
W. Atlantic Range: Maine to South Carolina
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The Summer Flounder is a flat-sided bottom fish. The eyes of the flounder actually migrate from one side of the head to the other during maturation, winding up on the left side. It is not uncommon to catch one where one eye has not fully migrated.

The Fluke has the large mouth, full of teeth. They lie in wait on sandy bottoms (the degree of darkness in the coloration on their back changes to match their surroundings) for prey to swim overhead. A quick thrust of the tail sends up a cloud of silt, and the summer flounder claims its prey.

Drifting with a combination of a live minnow and squid strip is the most common way to catching summer flounder. They are caught in back bays starting in May, and slowly migrate through inlets and out to inshore lumps into September and October.

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