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Old 04-11-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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My first year of Gigging as taught me a few things….

#1 Forget incoming/outgoing tides – just go.
#2 Try different areas – you need more than a few “go to” areas.
#3 My two girls love exploring the sea life at night – one is very good at gigging.
#4 Flounder are here year round.
#5 My main partner from Pensacola has a PHD in gigging. He is that good.
#6 After Floundering everything on the road heading home looks like a flatty.
#7 High Pressure Sodium lights are the way to go.
#8 Minn Kota Trolling motors are not worth it (3 failures in less than one year on new 101lb).
#9 Most guys that I have met at the ramps are very helpful.
#10 Can’t fuel up without lots of curious folks wanting to know about the boat/floundering.
#11 Lots of neat things to see other than fish at night.
#10 Everyone likes Flounder
#11 For the cost of a Commercial License I have not had to worry about going over my limit (I have yet to sell any)
#12 My fuel bill is normally less than $20 – cheap for a night worth of fun.
#13 If you don’t take a picture…it didn’t happen.
#14 Float pods were my best investment – HPS lights were second best.
#15 Sheephead are tough to gig – but can be done in numbers.
#16 I Learn sometime new everytime I go – great sport. I love it.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
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Overkill you are absolutely correct on all the above. Nothing like it and it is addictive. I've enjoyed the sport for over 40 year and can never wait till my next trip. I'm seeing about as many fish as I did when I was a kid and personally don't feel they have been over=harvested.Time on the water//homework/homework/homework is the key to full coolers.Looks like a GREAT year and congratulations.PS I've also seen some pretty weird stuff driving home after staring into the water all night.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:13 AM   #3
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Thats a good looking set up
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:20 AM   #4
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Wirelessly posted

You left 2 out
No crowds at the ramp
Don't have to worry about gettin Sunburned
I'm sure there're a few more
Let's hear'em
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:56 AM   #5
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I would love to see more pictures of that boat!!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:34 AM   #6
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A few more....
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:10 AM   #7
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In case some of you didn't know.....That is a liquid cooled Honda generator Overkill has.

What part is failing on your MinKota? What specific model?
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:28 AM   #8
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I've found that after a night of gigging, when I do finally get to sleep, I usually dream about gigging also.

The tides only dictate WHERE I go, not if I go.

The winds only dictate WHERE I go, not if I go.

The wrong tide AND the wrong wind equals a good night sleep.

A "5 Hour Energy" taken around 11pm will help with the 1.5 hour drive home at 2 in the morning.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:29 PM   #9
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thats good stuff thanks...I agree with you don't know if you don't go...
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Love the boat.
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