Flounder Gigging Charters
Can you spot the flounder?
Flounder gigging is by no means a new sport it has been a favorite past time in North Carolina for 100’s of years. Stories tell of Native Americans spearing flounder using a piece of lighter knot to illuminate the water. In later years families would wade and shine gas lanterns down on the water in search of flounder. Today we illuminate the water with high powered led lights that produce 10000s of lumens of light.
While gigging you will see all kinds of sea life in it’s natural state. Conchs, whelks, stingrays, small sharks, starfish, shrimp. If it swims in the water, we are likely to encounter it on a gigging trip. Even encounter sea turtles at times. We cater to all skill levels from experts to beginners , to familys on vacation looking for a fun and exciting night on the water.
A typical night of flounder gigging starts when the boat pulls out just before sunset and we cruise the calm waters of the pamilco sound until we reach our chosen destintation. Then we deploy our lights and start searching. The sea life that we will encouter at night is worth the trip alone. Just when you begin to fully-appreciate the relaxation of a night-time cruise, you are nudged back to the reality of being on a Flounder Gigging trip as we glide up to a sizeable flounder laying motionless, and in plain view, on the sandy bottom below. A few seconds later, you gig the large flounder and the shallow water below will explode into a turmoil of splashing sand and cloudiness. Hang on to the gig tight, it’s a “doormat” flounder, and they fight hard. Only until you maneuver and bring the sizeable fish up and into the boat, will your expectations of the adventure and fun of Flounder Gigging be realized. We also encouter large numbers of sheepshead (which are delious to eat.) If your looking for a fun night on the water give flounder gigging a shot.