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Old 04-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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Just got my boat back and tried it for a couple of hours last night before the deluge. Started at 10:00 and put her on the trailer at 12:30 and the storm hit. 20 percent chance of rain. I don't think so. 18 Good solid fish( 15 to 18) and look a little small with the two largest right at 25 inches. Plenty of sign and plenty of bait. Could have filled a cooler with blue crabs. High tide was at 7 and the fish were on the beach at dark.Plenty of fresh tracks of fish that had come and gone. The owner of Great Days Outdoors met me at the launch and wants to go do a gigging video. That could be fun.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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What tides do you prefer to gig? I have always shot for an incoming tide but have had luck just after high tide.
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Night Hunter, I have had my best nights on a rising and high tide. I have found fish on all tides, but for numbers the rising is my choice. This early in the year the fish are migrating back in and hungry and will hit the beach pretty quick after they get in the pass. Later in the year the tides play alot more of a role where and when you will find them.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
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When flounder move up to the bank like that at night are they feeding?
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Exactly minkmaster, They move up to the beach to skinny water to ambush dinner. It's alot easier to catch lunch in inches of water than feet.I've seen them with their back almost out of the water. A school of glass minnows or finger mullet swims over them and it's on.
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So why do I never hear of people night fishing for flounder.
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SHHHHHHH its a Secret (night fishing for Flounder)
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:23 AM   #9
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Nice catch!

I have to know how many times of going and getting skunked does one have to put in to be able to bring home dinner like that? Just this year I'm into it about $2K just in fuel,and many many sleepless nights trying to get these things with one fish this year. I have been atleast 40 times,maybe more,and at 130 miles round trip it gets old after awhile.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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