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Anyone try to gig for flounder around the Kent Island area?? Any luck in the Eastern bay??


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Uhmmm, Might not be legal. I should look in to that part. But yes it's from NC where I was getting turned on by it and wanted to invest in the equiptment and do it in the bay.

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I live in VA now and have never heard mention of it here. I grew up in NC and we used to go flounder gigging all the time. Maybe it is just a NC thing?
 

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My bet would be illegal. Along the same lines as gaffing rock. How could you be sure it was a legal fish? We used to do it in NC growing up but there was no size limit back then. Remember stopping when the flounder limit hit 10 inches!
 

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I live in VA now and have never heard mention of it here. I grew up in NC and we used to go flounder gigging all the time. Maybe it is just a NC thing?
Gigging flounder (and crabs for that matter) was also popular on the flats of south TX. We'd rig a jon boat with a 5 hp briggs and stratton with a small wooden prop and we'd have an air motor to slowly glide us across the flats (noisier than all hell though). Nothing safer than a bunch of drunk guys jumping around a boat in the dark with gigs and air motors cranked :thumbup:!!
 

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I "use to" see a guy in the Inlet in Ocean City, do it all the time, but that was twenty years ago. Probably before creel limits were installed.
 

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Do a search on TF for "flounder gigging" and there a dozen or so threads about it - mostly on the VA and NC boards but some interesting info. Andy
 
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