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Old 08-14-2007, 08:18 AM
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Default fluke or flounder?

What is the difference between fluke and flounder? The limits are different for winter flounder and fluke (summer flounder?) - Which am I likely to catch outside the Merrimac? If both, how do I tell which is which?

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Old 08-14-2007, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: fluke or flounder?

Easy way to tell them apart is teeth, fluke have a mouth full, flounder don't.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:16 PM
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Default Re: fluke or flounder?

Great, thanks! That's easy.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: fluke or flounder?

Fluke have an articulated jaw also. Winter flounder don't.
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: fluke or flounder?

They call the fluke "Lefty" because of the eyes on the left side of the fish.
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:58 PM
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Default Re: fluke or flounder?

No more choices, fluke season ended in Mass yesteerday.... it's black backs of nuttin'!
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:11 PM
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Default Re: fluke or flounder?

That's OK... at least I know the difference now so I don't keep any Fluke!
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: fluke or flounder?

A flounder will have an eye on top and bottom, the fluke has them both on top.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: fluke or flounder?

The reality is they are both flounders.

The winter flounder or sole as it commonly called is right eye oriented and a bit more solid in color. The summer flounder or fluke as it is commonly called is left eye oriented and is typically spotted.

The food value of both is on the high end and can be cooked in so many great ways.

Also unknown to many these are not just lazy, bottom feeding fish, but in reality very tenacious and curious predators who strike live bait with great ferocity.
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