||No Size Limit
|Daily Limit / Person
|Abundance in Delaware Waters
|General Habitat and Food Preferences
||Four-Spot Flounder are found in deeper water than most flounders, preferring water depths of at least 70 feet.
They feed on small fishes and squids.
|Did You Know?
Four-Spot Flounder, like most flounder, use camouflage and can change the color and pattern of their dark side to match the surrounding bottom.
|Common Lures and Baits
Four-Spot Flounder are almost always caught accidentally by anglers fishing for other species such as black sea bass.
Smaller weighted bucktails tipped with squid can be effective though Four-Spot Flounder are most often caught on bottom rigs with squid strips.
|Typical Sizes Caught
In general, Four-Spot Flounder are caught by anglers in the range of 8 to 15 inches in length.
|Citation Minimum Length and Weight
Live Release Award
Adult: 25 inches minimum
Youth (age 15 and under): 23 inches minimum
Sport Fishing Tournament Award
Adult: 7 pounds minimum
Youth (age 15 and under): 5 pounds minimum
Four-spotted flounder are eligible for the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament and Live Release "Flounder" awards, but due to their smaller size, catching one large enough to qualify is unlikely.
Four-spotted flounder are not currently eligible for an individual species awards.
|Delaware State Record
17 pounds 15 ounces
Four-spotted flounder are eligible for the general "Flounder" record, but due to their smaller size, catching one large enough to qualify is unlikely.
Four-spotted flounder are not currently eligible for an individual Delaware record.