Conserving the southern flounder on the Gulf Coast
In 2008, I founded Flounder Revolution® to promote the catch, photo and release of flounder measuring 20 inches or more. We have brought the program back with a new twist. Find out how below.
The 2021 Flounder Revolution program was made possible by funding from CCA-Texas.
Flounder Revolution is back and the program is expanding.
We announced the return in the March/April issue of Texas Fish & Game but there are new opportunities.
We wanted to find ways to connect more people with our program so we have expanded it dramatically.
Now anyone who caches and releases legal-sized flounder in Texas or Louisiana qualifies for one of our Catch, Release & Conserve Challenge Coins.
*Each Friday from Oct. 15-Dec. 3, anglers who catch, release and photo flounder from 15-19 inches will upon submission get entered in a drawing for a package of some of my favorite flounder lures. Packages will go out the day of the drawing.
*Anglers who catch, release and photo fish 15-19 inches can get five tokens and entries this season.
*Catches dating back to Jan. 1, 2020 can be recognized.
*Anglers who catch, release and photo flounder 20-23 inches also get the Catch, Release & Conserve Award.
*There is a limit of 10 entries for flounder in this category.
*Anglers will be entered in a separate drawing for a package of some of my favorite flounder lures. Packages will go out the day of the drawing.
*Catches dating back to Jan. 1, 2020 will be recognized.
*All entries of flounder measuring 20 inches or more will be entered in a drawing for a replica of your caught and released flounder. The drawing will take place Dec. 21, 2021.
*Ditto for catch, release and photo entries of flounder measuring 24 inches or better. Each Save
The Saddle Blanket Awarwd token qualifies as an entry for a replica of your flounder that will be drawn Dec. 31. Catches dating back to Jan. 1, 2020 can be recognized. There is a limit of 10 entries each season.
E-mail photos, length and general location of catch (Galveston Bay, Sabine Lake, etc.) along with your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's simple! Send us a photo of the flounder you caught on a measuring stick or tape. Email the photos to email@example.com along with name, mailing address and the bay system of the catch.
Each entry of flounder measuring 20 inches or more equals points. On Dec. 31, 2021 we will draw from these points and the angler who wins gets a replica of their biggest entry from 2021!