Flounder with golden spots (photos)

The 2009 Flounder Revolution (R) Angler of the Year Chris Dial caught an amazing flounder a couple of years back.
“I went out and caught a beautiful 19 3/4″ flounder that was showered in gold. I wish it would have been the one big enough to win the replica this month. I took two pictures of her and then my camera died before I could get a picture of me holding her. I got her back into the water and made sure she had the strength to swim on her own and let her go. That fish is the most beautiful flounder I have ever caught.”
Have you ever seen a flounder like this?
Photo courtesy Chris Dial

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  1. Robert

    Friends and I caught gold speckled flounder regularly in late 70s and early to mid 80s @ mouth of Brazos and other spots west of Surfside jetties. We thought the markings were normal.

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  3. CharlesInTexas

    I don’t think this coloration is all that unusual. We used to catch them marked with gold spots between the Galveston ferry landing and the Coast Guard docks back in the ’50s and ’60s.