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#10698371 - 03/15/15 11:52 PM Flounder Gigging in Texas
EastTexasNoob Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 50
With a spear? How do you guy do it? Seems like fun.

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#10698768 - 03/16/15 08:47 AM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: EastTexasNoob]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 751
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Gigging flounder can be fun, especially for or with the young anglers.

But, to me, it is really cool to catch them on a rod n' reel because you get to see them swim in their own unique way.

There are some wade fishing locations that you can actually target flounder for fishing with a rod n' reel, ... and you may catch a few redfish as well.
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#10711084 - 03/20/15 12:57 PM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: EastTexasNoob]
Aggeek Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 153
Loc: San Antonio, Tejas
Use a gig, you can get one at Academy for less than $10. Find a good sandy shallow area no deeper than knee deep. Take a light source with you, because you need to go at night. Some people like to take battery powered flood lights, but I've always used just a coleman lantern. At that point it's all fun. You just wade around until you see something. Oh, you will also need a stringer for any keepers you manage to snag. It's a lot of fun.


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#10718667 - 03/23/15 08:26 PM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: EastTexasNoob]
cxjcherokec Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 781
Loc: Azle/Rockport
Stab Em in tha face! Literally

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#10738655 - 04/01/15 12:02 PM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: EastTexasNoob]
Redfisher27 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
Posts: 1226
Loc: Rockport TX
ya get a gig at academy. The reason you go at night is cuz they think at night you cant see them. as for day you would not do very good cuz they get spooked easier. hooked
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#10738774 - 04/01/15 12:50 PM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: Redfisher27]
BlackieHawkins Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/30/14
Posts: 4
Loc: Fort Worth
I haven't been gigging in many years (living in Ft Worth I only get down to Rockport once or twice a year) but remember that we always figured that on really dark nights the flounder would be in shallow water and lay deeper under the moon. But, my biggest ever was taken under a full moon in mere inches of water. I think that was also the night I almost stepped on a wash-tub sized stingray.

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#10739013 - 04/01/15 02:35 PM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: EastTexasNoob]
cxjcherokec Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 781
Loc: Azle/Rockport


overcast, 2 weeks ago, less than 40' from shore, 6-12" crystal clear 61 degree water, 3mph wind. All fish 20"+

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#10751354 - 04/07/15 11:38 AM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: EastTexasNoob]
EastTexasNoob Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 50
What are the rules? Certain months out of the year? Limit?

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#10752527 - 04/07/15 08:35 PM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: EastTexasNoob]
outdoorsman916 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/14
Posts: 506
Loc: Stafford Tx
You can gig as far as I know all year. The limit is 5 every month exept November where it is 2.

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#10753755 - 04/08/15 10:50 AM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: EastTexasNoob]
cxjcherokec Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 781
Loc: Azle/Rockport
You cant gig in nov, rod and reel only

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#10761291 - 04/12/15 05:58 AM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: EastTexasNoob]
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Loc: SACHSE, TEXAS
Nice fish
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#10769789 - 04/15/15 10:54 AM Re: Flounder Gigging in Texas [Re: EastTexasNoob]
greenmulletfunk Offline
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Registered: 04/14/15
Posts: 2
Had my first flounder gigging trip a couple of months ago. Great experience and a lot of fun, the guides eyes were a lot better than mine to say the least. OMG There were several times where he literally had to take the gig and place it over the top of the fish and tell me to stick them. In my defense, the water was a little murky with some ripples from a stiff wind even behind cape valero.

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