Winter Flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

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Winter Flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

Also known as ... Flounder, Sole, Lemon Sole, Georges Bank Flounder, Blackback Flounder

 

Winter flounder are a right eyed flatfish, not to be confused with its left eyed cousin the summer flounder.   During the summer it lives in deeper off shore waters and then spends the winter in shallow coastal estuaries, rivers, and bays.   They do not have teeth, unlike their cousin the summer flounder which does have teeth.   They are sought by many for their tasty meat.  Winter flounder fishing is not an easy task, many use small chumming apparatuses even cat food . . .

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