The flounder bite has been pretty strong this summer. I have had good luck fishing in the inlets around Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s island. I like to fish where structure and sandy bottom meet that has a good current flow flowing over it. With flounder being ambush predators I have found these are the areas that they tend to congregate. You can buy pre made flounder rigs in the store that have a weight and a float attached to the rig to drift over sandy and muddy bottoms but my personal preference is to tie a 20lb leader directly to my main line via a uni to uni knot. From there I have my hook tied to the leader. For weight I like to use big split shots. You will need enough weight to stay on the bottom without the current dragging your bait along. The advantage of using split shot is allowing me to adjust the weight as current increases or decreases and also allows you to adjust the weights on the leader for more or less leader length. There is a bit of a technique for finding the flounder bit and setting the hook. I prefer a small j-hook and once I feel the flounder pick up the bait (mudminnows), I give him about a 10 second time period to let him eat the bait in its entirety. From here you would set the hook like a bass fisherman or as we like to call it “bill dance the fish”. Feeling the bite is key to successful flounder fishing. It feels like you just got snagged on the bottom and really is something that takes some practice to be good at. Get out there and catch some dinner!