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  • glen
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    I appreciate all the help. Started out with 2 cheap lights. One leaked and I ordered a mini swamp eye. Put it together today and will try it in the morning. It seems like the real deal. I haven’t been filling the boat but usually gig a few every time I try

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  • El General
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    Originally posted by glen View Post
    I went in Little Cut and Doug stuck one there and I stuck one on the flat on the outside shoreline between Trout cut (Traylor Island) and the ICW. If anyone has someplace the recommend in the area I’ll go check it for you
    I've caught quite a few flounder on the St Joe's shoreline this time of year and the outside of Traylor during the day on windblown shorelines. I think it would be worth a look.

    I assume you are gigging out of the boat? I'd think the big inside area of Mud (they call it Lake something?) would be worth a look with any kind of south wind, but you need to run pretty skinny to get in there.

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  • RiverRat1
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    Soft shelled crab, flounder, and giant shrimp in cast nets...

    Making me super hungry for seafood!

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  • Mexico
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    Originally posted by Pedernal View Post
    Great info being put out. Can “flats” be found by looking at charts of the bays?

    Señor Glen, did you ever try to get after the shrimp with the cast net??
    I've found most of my flats over the years by driving across them and getting stuck, this usually equated to me either spending the night on my boat and drinking all my beer... or dragging some friends out of bed on a goose chase looking for me.

    Obviously that was many moons ago, you can see them pretty good these days by looking at google earth.

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  • doug
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    Originally posted by SaltwaterSlick View Post
    Glen, take you a little mesh drawstring bag when you go... This time of year and again in Spring if you're floundering and see a blue crab, touch it with the gig... If it's hard, it'll scoot away and you can hear the "tink" of the gig on its hard shell... BUT, you'll often find a soft shell one... Reach down and pick that sucker up and drop it in the bag and tie it to your stringer float... That's a for sure bonus!! I've had a few nights at POC where the soft shell crabs saved the night for us!!
    Thats a pretty good idea Charlie. It was kind of weird though we saw very few crabs. I think I saw saw two the whole trip. Its been 5 or 6 years since I gigged but I remember seeing all kinds of crabs and shrimp in the lights. We saw mullet, piggies, a few other fish and a boatload of stingrays but no shrimp and just a couple crabs. Maybe has something to do with salinty level? Doesn't matter though we had a good time and there is flounder and a few trout to fry tomorrow night!

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  • bboswell
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    Tag

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  • glen
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    I went in Little Cut and Doug stuck one there and I stuck one on the flat on the outside shoreline between Trout cut (Traylor Island) and the ICW. If anyone has someplace the recommend in the area I’ll go check it for you

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  • Pedernal
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    Great info being put out. Can “flats” be found by looking at charts of the bays?

    Señor Glen, did you ever try to get after the shrimp with the cast net??

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  • Walker
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    Where did you go Glen? Between the lighthouse and the shrimp boat Channel is a good sand flat. Had good luck there in the fall run but I've never been there in July.

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  • SaltwaterSlick
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    Glen, take you a little mesh drawstring bag when you go... This time of year and again in Spring if you're floundering and see a blue crab, touch it with the gig... If it's hard, it'll scoot away and you can hear the "tink" of the gig on its hard shell... BUT, you'll often find a soft shell one... Reach down and pick that sucker up and drop it in the bag and tie it to your stringer float... That's a for sure bonus!! I've had a few nights at POC where the soft shell crabs saved the night for us!!

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  • glen
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    Well didn’t slay them but both stuck one keeper this morning before daylight. Learning every trip. May run across Aransas Bay and try outside St Joes. Or may drive around and look for some walk in spots.

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  • Mexico
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    Originally posted by Snowflake Killa View Post
    Well that makes perfect sense [emoji6]

    Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
    Almost as easy as Pacman carch a perch

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  • GARY
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    Incoming always. It's a race to catch them sliding deep after the turn tides out. Have floundered same spots over an over again on rising tides as new fished moved in behind us.

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  • Snowflake Killa
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    Good luck Glen i love catching them

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  • DrBob
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    Watching. Love flounder gigging!

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