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    Flounder gigging?

    So, of the searches I've made on the forum it seems as if NE Fl is the place to gig flounder. Where along the Horseshoe beach to Crystal river might I find a good place to go gigging. I've just started out fishing and have never gigged but I can borrow some stuff from friends and build my own lights. I have a 15.5' bass boat so I can float in pretty shallow water. I could even take a kayak and just walk around. Thanks for any help or suggestions.

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    We gig in YT (Withlacoochee River & Barge Canal) and I have heard of some gigging in CR. By far, from growing up in Jax, it is best in the NE. That being said, we always did well here growing up. Not too many flounderr, but they are there. Be careful in the FG boat. The oysters will tear you a new one if you're not careful. I'm sure someone else will chime in shortly.
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    Used to gig a lot of redfish in CR, not to many flounder though.
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    I know some people that gig flounder and sheepshead around the islands off Cedar Key. I've heard there are some huge flounder that can be found there.

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    So there is some hope!

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    Cedar Key, all around the big island...
    somewhere south of disorder and on earth... mostly .
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    here are some from horseshoe this past Christmas.that was the best I have ever done on the est coast.the norm is 8-10 flounder and more sheephead and drum than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANUMBER1 View Post
    Used to gig a lot of redfish in CR, not to many flounder though.


    I hope your joking

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    Adam I think we'd have some luck in/around the Steinhatchee area. Lots of shallow water with sandy bottom there. That's where I caught the only one I've caught so far, right at Hagen's Cove. We could easily put in at Keaton Beach and run there I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyr904 View Post
    I hope your joking
    No, I'm not. I gigged redfish from the late 60's up until Mid to late 80's when gigging was outlawed as a way of harvest. Under 2lbs was for the table and anything bigger was for crab bait, same thing for big trout.
    You must be young or perhaps was raised Nawth of the Mason-Dixon line and only recently relocated here.
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