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Old 05-04-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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Any tricks for gigging sheepshead that I see when I'm out for flounder? It seems that the big ones are so thick that my gig can't get deep enough in them to hold them.

Was thinking of making something with a 12-15 inch single spear point like you would find on a spear gun. Was thinking this would punch through and then hold them on. Thought this might work good for big flounder too.

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Old 05-04-2014, 11:24 PM   #2
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A very sharp gig and head shots have always worked for me.
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Rick, you will get several suggestions. Mine? Jim Cossons five prong freak nasty titanium gig head. Have pulled in several sheepies, and a 45 pound sting ray. Just point and poke.
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Gig them at an angle, from the side. You will lose 9 out of 10 trying to gig them from above or head on. They just go between the prongs on your gig. Also, good advice above, better get one of Jim's gigs, preferably a titanium one. One decent sheep will totally demolish a regular, OTC gig such as a B&M or the like.
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When y'all stick one - do you try to pin it to the bottom or lift it up right-away?
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Agreed, have a couple of Jim's gigs and they demolish sheepies, its near impossible to pull the gig head out of the fish. Mine are Stainless and they work like a charm.
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I have two of Jim's stainless gigs and they are amazing!
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I have found when you do stick one and he start to spin don't try and stop him just let the gig spin in your hand or he'll twist your barbs all to hell ( that's on the big ones 7-9 lbs )
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I gig thousands with a five prong
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I gig thousands with a five prong
YES you do! Nice haul!!
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