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Fluke Fishing Techniques for Maine

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Fluke Fishing Techniques are very different from the common styles of angling practiced by most anglers. A 3lbs fluke is usually a good keeper in many states, and a ten-pound fluke is a great target fish. Fluke can sometimes be quite aggressive at certain periods. Therefore some fluke fishing techniques (particularly buck tailing) evolved to go after the biggest fish possible when they’re most aggressive.


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Probably the best known of these fluke fishing techniques is known as “bucktailing.” This technique can also be referred to as “Rhode island trolling.” It originated on the east coast of the United States. In early summer, for many waters, the larger flatfish like bass, trout, panfish, and striped bass start to make their way into the deeper more ocean waters. To take advantage of these bargains, anglers start to troll along the bottom with their fluke fishing techniques.

The basic fluke fishing techniques used at this time include trolling with the head behind the rig using a treble hook or bait rig. The rig is set up like a large square or rectangular box with two treble hooks attached. This creates a great opportunity for the fluke fish to bite the bait and eat it. The lure can be any soft, colorful artificial bait, but the primary bait is the fluke bait. Some fishermen prefer to use live bait.

Bringing The Biggest Fish On The Block To The Boat

All fluke fishing techniques’ objective is to bring the biggest fish on the block to the boat. In terms of target fish, striped bass fishing is popular. However, other popular baits used in fluke fishing techniques include small frogs, small crawfish, and nightcrawlers. All these baits are available at bait suppliers who specialize in stocking them for anglers on various lakes.

While most anglers are not very fond of fighting or “physically” wrestling with a fish, they do enjoy “physically” wrestling the fish to the point of getting it on the end of your hook. Most anglers are OK with the occasional tug on the line, while others prefer to wrestle the fish on the end of the line physically. This will give the angler the experience of fighting the fish where it will happen, and it will make the technique that much more fun. Here are some tips for successfully catching fish with this method.

Flounder Fishing

Most flounder fishing occurs in lakes that have flats. Most of the best fishing in a lake occurs when you can locate the best places to look for flats. Flat areas along the edge of a lake, in the deeper areas near the shore, and even in the middle of a bay are great locations for catching fish using flounder as bait. The best way to determine which areas are good for flounder fishing is to look for fish-eating fish with scales. If you see either of these things, then the chances of you catching fish using flounder are pretty good.

Spots To Fish For Flounder In Maine

There are two good spots to fish for flounder in Maine: Point St. George and Old Parish. At Point St. George, you can find many charter opportunities. Some of them offer fishing trips out to waters with good potential for flounder fishing, but it can be difficult to determine how good those potential places are since there is little fishing going on at certain times of the year. For this reason, I usually like to fish my flounder in the shallow waters off of Old Parish. I like to use the medium to heavy tackle on these flats so that the fish can easily stay on my hooks, and since the flats themselves are not too deep, they do not get snagged on smaller lures baits.

Final Words

Bluefish is also another great spot to fish for flounder in Maine. However, catching bluefish in summer is more difficult because it gets really hot in the summer. That is why I like to fish from late summer through early fall. This is the best season for catching bluefish in Maine, although it can be frustrating to reel in a large bluefish on a small rig. However, if you know what you are doing and have the right bait and tackle, you can almost always catch bluefish on a flounder or blueback.

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