Guide Larry Miniard, of Ponte Vedra, Florida, says the best way to locate flounder and learn a fishing area at the same time is to drift or "bump troll." "The first time I fish a new area for flounder, I like to have the current or tide push my boat along so I can cover a lot of water at a pretty good clip," he explains. "I'll find a likely area, such as a jetty edge, rolling bottom or set of old pilings, and run upcurrent. Then I'll turn the boat broadside to the flow and simply drift along. "Using bottom-bumping live-bait rigs or jigs is deadly, and I use my electric motor to hold the boat in position. Done right, I can cover a lot of water in a hurry, especially if there are three or four anglers onboard. It's a superb way to investigate a creek or small river, because you can just about cover the entire width of the waterway in one drift." When the current and/or wind is not favorable for drifting, Larry "bump trolls" by using his electric motor or outboard to push him along, covering water until he locates fish.