We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We have two almost identical flounder species on the East Coast (not including the delicious Halibut which is an ocean species). On a menu, they are "Sole". They are odd-looking bottom feeders, camouflaged on the bottom and darting up to catch smaller fish - or your bait or lure.
Around here, we call them Fluke, and keepers must be 19" or over. For truly large Fluke, you need to head out to the Nantucket Shoals, or off Montauk. Or your fish market. If you think fresh Sole is expensive, try buying a boat and fishing yourself. Great fun, though, with a pal or two and some beer.
Flounder and sole are just about two of my favorite fish to eat. I don't like strong tasting fish. Flounder is almost impossible to buy in Missouri. Halibut too, but it usually goes for close to #$00 a pound in Missouri unless you can get it at Whole Foods on sale for $25.
I caught one on the Seward spit in Alaska. I managed to slice off the top of my knuckle while filleting the darn thing. While I went to the car to get a band aid, a seagull tried to fly off with the carcass. I shoed him off and we ate it (the flounder, not the seagull) in the motel room. It was good. I taped the flap of skin back down on my knuckle and it healed. Good memories...
Flounder were biting well in the creeks and nearshore in north Georgia last month. Didn't need a boat, just live finger mullet. They fight surprising well and, of course, taste delicious, especially the day they're caught. Fishing has helped save my marriage. My wife loves to lie on the beach and read all day, but I can't do that all day long, even though I love reading a good book. So I've (slowly over the years) learned to surf fish. Makes our vacations enjoyable for both of us.