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Grabbed half a dozen big poddies yesterday in the hope of a mullo this morning. Hit the Georges at 6:30am and fished a couple of deeper spots but things were quiet. Once the tide started slowing down I had a good hit and up came a fat 60+ flatty. I put it into the livewell and did a couple more drifts flicking plastics as well. Lost 2 more livies to either flatties or mullos that hit and ran.

Now only armed with lures I headed out into the bay and drifted with a prawn imitation plastic and a curly tail minnow. Got a few good hits along the way and picked up two feisty flounder that swallowed the whole plastic and a nice flatty in the 50s. Released a dozen smaller models and packed up at 11am. Cleaned the catch and both the flathead and flounder had roe. A few nice fillets and I'll do the flounder whole:)

Flatties and flounder 18.02.2024.jpg

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14 hours ago, LuckyFil said:

That’s a good catch for sure.

Dont the flounder hit the plastic hard and fight really well ! I caught one a couple of weeks ago when chasing flatties up near Ettalong.

Thanks, both flounder inhaled the plastics and I had to do some surgery to get them out!

14 hours ago, Larkin said:

Good effort Rob, and a top feed there!

Love the flounder whole in foil with butter and lemon slices inside.

Yep, I kept them as I caught one a few weeks ago and they taste great!

57 minutes ago, zmk1962 said:

Nicely done Rob .... definitely whetting my appetite for some fresh flat fish !

Cheers Zoran

Get out there Zoran, flat ones taste good!

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On 2/8/2024 at 3:07 PM, Basil D said:

nice feed, using livies might just get you a trophy fish

BTW was larkin one of the jet skiers :)


On 2/19/2024 at 9:57 AM, Yowie said:

Very nice there Rob. Nothing wrong with flounder on the plate.

Yes Dave they go very nicely on the plate, I fry them in the wok and do a dipping sauce over the top...a bit fiddly but prime white flesh:)

On 2/19/2024 at 10:59 AM, kantong said:

nice catches there mate, love a good fish on the livies

Any fish caught on livies is a winner for me too!

On 2/19/2024 at 1:05 PM, faker said:

Nice catch flounder are tasty when steamed

I'll have to try that Faker!

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My fishing partner's wife is French and they love flounder - pan fried with burnt butter and caper sauce.

We catch quite a few when chasing flathead in Middle Harbour/Hunters Bay. Unfortunately there is little fight in them unless they are quite large.

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