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Old 09-15-2014, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default My aim was off last night

I've been wanting to go floundering but haven't been able to get away for one reason or another.

High tide was supposed to be around 1:30, so I got on the water around 9:00. We had a really heavy rainfall yesterday, which seemed to make the water a bit cloudy.

Since visibility was low, I started running the shoreline. I picked up two that were right on the shore. I finally found some clear water and moved out into deeper water to look. I saw a bunch of little flounder, so I figured I was doing right.

I picked up a third flounder and then I started missing and/or losing them. I don't know what was up, but I just couldn't keep them on the gig. I don't usually have this problem, but guess I just had an off night.

If I had been on my game, I would have had my limit by midnight. As it was, the water started getting cloudy and the wind picked up, so I decided to call it a night around 1:00 and head back home after running the shore without seeing anything.

Even with the limited visibility, I saw a lot of flounder though most were small. I wish I had gone out Saturday night before the rain as I think I could have done better.

Still, it was nice night on the water.
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:31 PM   #2
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Dang hate you lost so many. Maybe your barbs are wore down.
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Default Bend those barbs in

I have had that problem before. I have since made minor modifications to the barbs. The gigs I had before i would always leave the center prong alone and bend each of the other prongs toward the center and that would hold the fish very well. I do this with my spearfishing tips and my cheap pole spear tips. It works wonders. Just don't bang them hard. A little tap at a time and then they will be fine. I now use Cosson gigs and don't have that problem anymore. Good Luck. Mike
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Get one of Jim Cosson's gigs and your problems will be solved.
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Get one of Jim Cosson's gigs and your worries problems will be solved.
I have two of his gigs, but I am pretty sure it wasn't their fault. I think the problem was on the other end of the pole. I think my aim was off and I was just not getting a good hit.

The ones I missed were in deeper water, I may have been misjudging them.

I reckon I will have to go back to using dynamite. I was just happy to get out there and see some.
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Those in deep water are tricky. They always seem to be bad to spook right about the time you hit them. Leading to a tail shot.
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