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Old 11-07-2017, 09:59 AM   #1
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Does anybody happen to know the general height of Bob Sikes fishing bridge from the water? Also, where would I go to find a gig handle (preferably collapsible in some way) long enough to gig sheephead from the pier?

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Old 11-07-2017, 01:53 PM   #2
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your gonna need a bow and arrow...... gigging them from the bridge is gonna be impossible
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There used to be a guy that threw a long gig with a rope attached and did very well. I’m sure it takes some practice.
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Pensacola bridge used to be lined up with guys gigging them when I was younger. I know it can be done. I've seen the guys throwing gigs also. Don't know if that would work for me.

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telescoping paint stick?
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:12 AM   #6
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That just might work.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:37 PM   #7
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Default 10' joint of 3/4" Galvanized pipe

Gig on one end, clevis and hand line on the other. Guys used to add a 2' joint of 3/4" filled with lead to the gig end to get the gig to go down faster. Just drop it, don't throw it.

Unfortunately this method also gets unwanted (read protected) species so it may no longer be legal. This was called "Blind gigging" you just dropped the gig close to pilings. Kinda stupid to release a 5# Redfish that was practically torn in half by a gig. Kinda expensive to keep him too.

Of course you can gig fish you can see with this method too.

I don't see a light weight pole(like a collapsible pole) working very well because it will tend to float rather than penetrate the water to any depth. I suppose you could buy 3' threaded Galvanized pipe and put it together with couplings. Of course, you will need to keep the couplings greased or they will rust together.
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http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/r...al/sheepshead/

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Illegal Gear: Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait; Snatching prohibited
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http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/r...al/sheepshead/

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Illegal Gear: Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait; Snatching prohibited
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http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/r...al/sheepshead/

Gear Requirements:

Legal Gear: hook and line, cast net, seine, spear or gig
Illegal Gear: Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait; Snatching prohibited

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