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Old 06-25-2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Giggin in the big bend.

Well it wasn't a barn burner but the most was made of what he had to work with. Wind was 10-15 when I got down there.

While waiting for my crew, I hit a oyster bar and put a 16" trout in the boat.

My crew called and I went to the landing to pick them up and headed to the vicinity of our first spot. It wasn't dark enough to start giggin so we anchored at the mouth of a creek. Baitfish was getting slammed all around us. Tied on a chug bug and the first cast produced a good hit but no hookup. Fished for 10 more minutes with no hits, but the fish were still there. I tied on a gulp and chunked it out the back. About 10 feet out the back of the boat I get a hit. The fight resembles a sailcat for a while and I wasn't really into the fight until he popped up. 23"

It was now dark enough to turn the lights on and the wind had dropped to 5 knots. Tide was dropping and the water was dirty. We worked the first stretch for a couple hours and the first spot produced 2 flounder, 2 sheephead and a mullet. The second spot produced nada. The third spot produced 1 flounder.

Saw 8-9 flounder in all, some big redfish and lots and lots and lots of stingrays.

Between the stingrays and the days wind, the water was just too murky.

The big flounder for the night went 3 pounds 15 ounces.

We ended up with trout, redfish, flounder, sheephead and mullet.

The new lights worked to perfection. Kept them on most of the night.

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Flounderin: Like Huntin and Fishin.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:39 PM   #3
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Nice mixed bag. And a great flattie to boot!!!
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nice man, wish i was there. appreciate the pictures
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