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01/13/2018
46° - 50°
Drifting
Flounder
Squid
White
Mostly Sunny
Jig
Noon
46° - 50°
02/16/2018
3
2209

I often take my Hobie Outback off of the beaches around Vashon Island to fish for flatfish, specifically Sand Dab. These are easy to catch but reside in deep water in the winter that is off-limits. However, they can be caught in less than 120 feet in certain areas, especially off of Leisabuela on the west side. Rock Sole are everywhere but generally full of worms. I use bait/lure combinations of squid and small hoochies on a wire bottom fishing rig to minimize bycatach of Dogfish. I have also been targeting Starry Flounder, but haven’t had any luck. Anyone have any advice on these?


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nerka nailer
2/17/2018 6:44:28 AM
I've caught a few starry flounder over by Nisqaully
SnoKing
2/17/2018 12:16:54 PM
MrShades: Not sure about inside the Sound down around where you are, but I can tell you that out on coast, a 6" Berkley grub ("new penny" color) on a 4oz bullet head jig works great! I've not targeted starrys, but I get them 2 or 3 times a day in 50' or so FOW where there's a sandy bottom. I'm generally targeting rockfish and ling cod but always seem to come up with the starrys when I use the new penny grub. I'm also drifting with the current and that does make difference as well.
The Quadfather
2/17/2018 12:17:06 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=150s&v=LpayrDm-tdw

This guy makes very solid vids. Here is what you are looking for, as well as via a kayak. (-:
nbculver
2/18/2018 5:00:44 PM
I have caught Starry Flounder using smaller sized Point Wilson Darts and Sand Dabs vertical jigging Buzz Bombs. Indeed, I have found that the Darts will catch just about anything in Puget Sound. When I was a lad we used to catch Sand Dabs, Sculpin, and the occasional Sea Run Cutthroat using a small piece of bacon or a slice of the first Sculpin caught casting off the beach at Seahurst Park in Burien. Great fun with light tackle.
cobrar543
2/19/2018 8:07:57 AM
Used to clean up on the slag piles off the old smelter area. Big one and lots of them.
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