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Old 09-21-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Conditions were perfect last night and left the house around 11:30 with a 2:00 am high tide. No wind//clear water//rising tide. Launched and ran to my first spot and as soon as I turned on the lights gigged the first fish//right at 23 inches. stuck 3 more good fish and started to move to spot number 2. The motor would not crank. Tried everything and still could not get her cranked. I'm about a mile from the launch and had to use the trolling motor to get back. Tide ripping and thank God for 24 volts. That was my night and it was promising for a while. Gigged about 30 minutes and trolled about an hour and a half.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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Well done bama. Nice looking boat in the back ground too
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Tips, I would have sold it for a nickle last night. Feeling a little better today. Lots of fish sign //tracks and beds and saw about a dozen 12 inch fish that I scooted off the beach to grow up.Water was best I,ve seen it this year and all fish were on sand bottom. The bigger fish was less than a foot from dry beach.Really hated leaving it with conditions and fish, but wanted to make sure I had enough battery to get back. The tide was ripping.
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Very nice fish. How hard is it to filet a flounder? I have never done it, but I also have never caught a flounder. Any tips?
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Very nice fish. How hard is it to filet a flounder? I have never done it, but I also have never caught a flounder. Any tips?
It's REALLY easy...there is a nice video on YouTube. Check it out.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #6
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Tips, I would have sold it for a nickle last night. Feeling a little better today. Lots of fish sign //tracks and beds and saw about a dozen 12 inch fish that I scooted off the beach to grow up.Water was best I,ve seen it this year and all fish were on sand bottom. The bigger fish was less than a foot from dry beach.Really hated leaving it with conditions and fish, but wanted to make sure I had enough battery to get back. The tide was ripping.
haha, thats funny. what was wrong with the motor?
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #7
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Tips Heck if I know. You try to do everything right and the last time it was in the shop it took 3 weeks. I burn 100% gas only and it purred when I first started it and then nada. We'll See and another 500 bucks.
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Sounds like it would of been a heck of a night without the motor trouble but now well never know
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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RG//No worries as the best gigging is close on hand. The fall is my favorite time to go for both size and numbers. I love the end of Oct. and the whole month of Nov. Get the kinks in order now and be ready.
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I'm new to the floundering and have a few questions. Where do you find the long gig poles and the larger stainless steel looking heads? Also, I'm not asking anyone to give up their personal spots, but any idea on the best body of water, wind, tide and moons? I live in Pace. Thanks
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