Definition of flats

Flats are relatively shallow, featureless areas along coastlines where the bottom remains at a fairly constant depth or grade. Typically associated with saltwater fishing but more and more freshwater anglers are learning the value of targeting flats of lakes and rivers at various times of the year.

Variations of the term flats

• inshore
• backwater
• tidal flat
• sandbar

How to use flats in a sentence

I fish the Florida flats for redfish and snook.