Are you an older Pacific Coast bottom trawler? If that is your style of angling, then you have probably hooked a Starry Flounder or two in your travels. Probably not anymore as this flatfishs’ population has been on the decline in recent years because of pollution. The California coast once housed hundreds of this brownish hued species. The black and orange bars on their fins were quite a sight when you reeled their 15 inch length out of the water. Now, you should troll elsewhere. This one piece can be the stand in for the catch that never was.
Sound like the fish for your rod? Well, their numbers are increasing and soon the Pacific Coast’s waters may be thriving with the Starry Flounder again. Here at Gill McFinn’s, we are patiently waiting for the renaissance and have this fishing Romper all ready to celebrate! You can pick yours up now as this flounder is still available to anglers elsewhere on the coast. Yet our crew won’t be satisfied until their numbers are just as viable as in the good old days!