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Slower flounder gigging, with happy customers #12842374
07/26/18 11:13 AM
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Full moon, hot water, low tides, and calm winds (low oxygen) have all combined to make the gigging terribly slow the last 2 nights, but I am still finding fish and making customers happy.

7/24/2018
I had the Tim R. group of 6 onboard tonight. Weather conditions were nice, with East winds at 5mph. Tide levels were at an all-time low for summer. I have been guiding flounder gigging trips full-time for 15 years, and tonight was the lowest I have ever seen the tides during summer, on par with the lowest lows after a cold front in January. The drastic drop in tides had the flounder in a real funk, and they were very hard to locate. Areas that had been producing well the last few nights were now dry ground, and there was lots of dirty water pouring off the flats in other areas. We made the best of it, and the kids had a fun time gigging the few fish that were still holding shallow. The kids were getting tired, and so they called the trip early at 12:30am. We ended with 9 flounder plus 3 sheepshead and 3 black drum.

7/25/2018
I had the Chad G. group of 3 onboard tonight. Conditions were nice, with South winds at 5mph and extreme low tide levels. Low tide was at 1am tonight. Water clarity has been poor in most areas, as super-heated water is pouring off the flats on the outgoing tide, stirring up sediment as it passes. We got off to a terribly slow start, with only 5 flounder in the boat by 1am. We kept grinding, and the action improved later in the night, with active flounder moving shallow on the incoming tide after 1am. We ended with a 15 flounder limit plus 4 sheepshead and 1 black drum by 2:30am. The size of the flounder were nice, with most in the 17-19” range.

Upcoming open dates:
August: 28, 29
September: 7, 8, 18-20, 24-26, 28, 30
October: 1-4, 7-10, 12-14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28


Price: $450 for 2 people, $100 each additional person, up to 6 people

Capt. Rick Hammond
Night Stalker Guide Service - Rockport, TX
nightstalkerguideservice.com
361-229-6053




Re: Slower flounder gigging, with happy customers [Re: Capt Rick Hammond] #12843612
07/27/18 03:59 AM
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Nice report and nice fish. Good job. thumb




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Slower flounder gigging, with happy customers [Re: banker-always fishing] #12845109
07/28/18 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Nice report and nice fish. Good job. thumb







Plus #1.

Re: Slower flounder gigging, with happy customers [Re: Capt Rick Hammond] #12847218
07/30/18 08:11 PM
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Can you gig me some rays for shark bait

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