Fishing for Dusky flathead

Platycephalus fuscus
42K logged catches • 441K followers

Dusky flathead is the biggest member in the Platycephalidae family. They prefer a soft sand or mud substrate but quite often hang on the bottom around patchy sand, rock and weed. Focus your activity along the edges of channels, drop-offs & around weed beds on sandbanks. They are best targeted in the warmer months of the year.

The most popular recent Dusky flathead catch on Fishbrain
Amosthefisho, Fishbrain angler since 2021

Recently caught Dusky flathead

Recently caught Dusky flathead
Recently caught Dusky flathead
Recently caught Dusky flathead
Recently caught Dusky flathead
Recently caught Dusky flathead
Recently caught Dusky flathead

Detailed Information

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Water type

Saltwater / Mixed

Common depth

? - 98 ft

IUCN Status

Least concern

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

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