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Old 05-11-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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Do you all worry about the noise from a generator spooking the flounder?

Also do you just pole through the shallows or do you idle your motor and creep along the shoreline.

That's the way we gig suckers in Missouri we chase them with the boat and gig them as they are running?

That sounds more like a mullet method though.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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I have never worried about the noise from the generator spoking the flounder. My trolling motor has skimmed over them by 2-3 inches and they never moved.

I have never left my outboard running while floundering, I polled for a while then got smart and bought a tm.
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Gnwdad (5/11/2008)I have never worried about the noise from the generator spoking the flounder. My trolling motor has skimmed over them by 2-3 inches and they never moved.

I have never left my outboard running while floundering, I polled for a while then got smart and bought a tm.
Same here
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Make that 3
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I have always run a tm, I used to run a 3600 watt Craftsman genny and never had a problem with spooking the fish.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:47 AM   #7
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Dido...^^^^^I'm with them.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:23 PM   #8
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Gnwdad (5/11/2008)I have never worried about the noise from the generator spoking the flounder. My trolling motor has skimmed over them by 2-3 inches and they never moved.

I have never left my outboard running while floundering, I polled for a while then got smart and bought a tm.


Same here,i think we have all been there done that.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:57 PM   #9
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Well, I want a T-shirt! LOL! I went with a very good buddy the other night adn I was the one who was watching the shoreline and trying to get landmarks for my own notes when "he" was the one that spotted a legal one right in front of me and just at my feet! He told, don't stick it yet, its not going anywhere! He backed the boat up and sure enought, that flattie was still right in the same exact spot and never blinked an eye. I stuck it and it was great for dinner too! Long story short, my buddy was right, they think they are still camo'd and stay put. It surprised me cause I thought for sure that I missed the only one I'd see that night. He has a lot more experience than I do gigging them by boat and boy do IU take notes when he drops a pointer here and there! Also took me a free Gigging Mullet 101 class that night too!
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:57 PM   #10
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The only time I use the trolling motoris when moving into the wind or against the tide. 90% of the time I am poling. Take your time and you will see/gig more flounders.
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