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12/26-12/31 Flounder Report

Posted By: Capt Rick Hammond

12/26-12/31 Flounder Report - 01/02/20 10:41 AM

12/26 - 12/31 Flounder Report

We finished off 2019 with a bang!! Flounder gigging was very good this week. Mild temperatures, normal tide levels, and light winds made for some awesome gigging and lots of clear water. Flounder were mostly on mud and sand bottom, and we found better size fish in deeper water far from shore. Flounder size has been impressive for late December, with most in the 15-17" range, and a few each night 19-20". Plenty of black drum and sheepshead around, but most of my customers this week wanted to focus only on flounder.

The flounder numbers and size are looking really good headed into Spring, and the gigging should remain strong through the remainder of Winter, especially on fair weather or warmer nights.

This is the best late December flounder numbers I have seen in 20 years of guiding. I'm not sure why TPWD is saying there is a problem with the flounder population??? From what I'm seeing nightly on the water, 2019-2020 are poised to be the best years for flounder in the last 25 years.

Upcoming open dates for flounder gigging:
January: 6, 9, 20-24, 26-30
February: 3-6, 10-14, 16-28
March: 1-5, 8-15, 17, 18, 19, 21-27, 29-31
April: 1-3, 5-10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19-29

Capt. Rick Hammond
Night Stalker Guide Service - Rockport, TX

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Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: 12/26-12/31 Flounder Report - 01/04/20 04:40 AM

Nice post and fish. Good job. thumb
Posted By: Gitter Done

Re: 12/26-12/31 Flounder Report - 01/09/20 07:08 PM

Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Nice post and fish. Good job. thumb

Plus #1.
Posted By: pop r

Re: 12/26-12/31 Flounder Report - 01/14/20 02:38 PM

Nicely done! food thumb
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