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Old 09-24-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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help...

we want to take our teens and try to learn to flounder gig.

We have been reading about how to get started but we need
to know some good nc spots.

We are coming from Raleigh .
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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kelly237,
Where along the NC coast will you be going to?
Here is a link to a brief, but detailed video on how to flounder gig I produced a few years back: Click Here

Please be careful-Everything "changes" at night. File a float plan and stick to it!
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:30 AM
 
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kelly237,
Where along the NC coast will you be going to?
Here is a link to a brief, but detailed video on how to flounder gig I produced a few years back: Click Here

Please be careful-Everything "changes" at night. File a float plan and stick to it!

If there are good places around Morehead and Swanboro
that would be great. (trying to talk hubby into retiring there!!)
We are in Raleigh and one son is at ECU in Greenville and
said he would love for us to pick him up when we go.

I love the idea that the teens would be interested in it because it is hard to find family activities they want to do when they hit 16 and 18.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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kelly237,
Where along the NC coast will you be going to?
Here is a link to a brief, but detailed video on how to flounder gig I produced a few years back: Click Here

Please be careful-Everything "changes" at night. File a float plan and stick to it!

That is the greatest video!!
Thanks!!
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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kelley237,
The "where" to go becomes a lot easier to determine when you know the "why".
In a nutshell-Flounders go to the deep part of the water during the day. At night they come up to the shore's edge looking for food. The edges of marshes and grass beds in 2 feet or less of water is ideal. Bait fish like finger mullet, mud minnows, sand bar (tiger) minnows, etc. will be in these areas.
The light of a full moon tends to reflect off the water into your face and of course breezy nights tend to make it difficult to see thru the water. You may want to wait a day or so after any significant rain event for water clarity purposes.
You must obey all size and creel limits- So please be sure of the size of the fish before you gig it.
Being out on the water at night is an amazing experience. Black sky. White stars. And critters galore swimming around! You may be surprised at the number of shrimp you see this time of year or very large pods of jumping mullet.
Have fun! Stay safe! Let me know if there is anything else I can help with!
Bill
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:27 PM
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Good luck with the Flounder Gigging. Just be sure to observe the minimum lengths, which vary, depending on your location. Since in gigging, there is no catch and release, a beginner should err on the large side. Here are the recreation limits that apply to gigging as well.


http://www.ncfisheries.net/recreational/recguide.htm
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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Well we tried our fist time to flounder gig.
Saturday night we put the boat in near the
Causeway at Morehead.
We have so much to learn about sandbars at low tide!!!
We caught a few fish with the rod and reel but didn't
spot any flounder.
Any favorite spots near Swansboro/Morehead or Beaufort???

Next job is to rig a brighter light!!
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:16 AM
 
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kelly237,
You may want to try to launch from the public boat ramp in Beaufort-The one beside the old menhadden plant on Taylor's Creek behind carrot island. heading east from the ramp you have ample gigging grounds. It will take you to the North River thoroughfare and the middle marsh-Great place for trout, drum and flounder during the day and gigging flounder at night.
If you don't go to the marsh, just keep working along the waters edge of river. It should be, "stacked up" now.
Bill
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the info.
We will definitely try that spot next time.
I am ready to go back this weekend!!!
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