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Old 09-26-2010, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Several folks have asked me where to go flounder gigging. I thought a picture might be best to show where!
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Ideally-Look for areas where deep water shallows up to 2 feet or less and is adjacent to grass along shorelines. Sandy, hard bottom is best. Remember-Flounder come up out of the deep at night to ambush small bait fish like finger mullet, small spots, shrimp, etc.
Also look around docks, pilings or any structure in the water.
You'll probably see where the flounder have been before you actually see one. Flounder burrow down into the sand. When they leave, they leave an impression on the bottom. But don't let that fool you. Many a flounder has been passed up because the fisherman just thought it was a "bed". Always look for the eyes.
Be safe on the water. Everything looks different at night. Please take safety precaustions and file a float plan. It's a great idea to be in regular phone contact with someone on land.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Thanks Bill, tried to rep ya,but....gotta spread around--etc.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:36 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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Also please try to make sure you are gigging the correct, legal, size flounder. Just because you see a depression and two eyes it does not make it legal, and unlike fishing, catch and release, gigging does not work out all that well.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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When in doubt, don't!
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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Great photo.

This is from Sea Striker, which is a company out of Morehead City (Support NC businesses!)


YouTube - Flounder Gigging


And from the same folks, Flounder fishing

YouTube - Flounder Fishing
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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MrBojangles,
Do you know Brian Goodwin or the folks at Sea Striker? Out of all the videos online about flounder gigging and fishing you post these two. The reason why it caught my attention is that I made these videos about 15 years ago.
Bill
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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I don't know them. I was either youtubeing flounder gigging or on the Sea Striker website and remembered how informative they are.

Always a fun thing to do.
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