We have two species of flounder in North Carolina. The Southern Flounder stays mostly in the creeks, rivers, and sounds of Eastern NC. These fish can reach 5 to 6-pounds, and can be caught nearly year-round. The Summer Flounder have a larger average size. They show up offshore in the spring and move into the inlets and the sound during the summer and fall. Our outer-reefs hold the biggest numbers during the summer, and double-digit flounder catches are common. Both species of flounder are caught on live-bait and artificial lures. Flounder have very mild, white meat and make for excellent table fare.