- Primary method is surf fishing. You cast out a rig (e.g. sinker at the end of a leader that has 2 baited hooks), then set the rod in a rodholder and wait for a bite. Reel the fish in steadily and time the retrieve with surf so the momentum of a breaker skids the fish up onto the shore.
- Keep the rig on the bottom since this is where the flatfish feed.
Flounder (Sole) fishing: Fishing is good from mid-December to March, peaking in February. Fish shallow water with sandy or mud bottoms, and seek out areas around bays and coastline where fresh water runs in (e.g. river inlets, sloughs, and creeks).
Sanddabs fishing: Best fishing is off the Northern California coast at depths of about 120-250 feet.