Capt. Joes Flounder Ventures

When you go to Texas, Flounder gigging should be at the top of your to-do list! Book a trip with Capt. Joe’s Flounder Ventures for an enjoyable and safe experience that will have you the envy of all your friends.

Capt. Joe has been Flounder gigging for over 2 decades now and loves sharing his passion with others. Gigging under the stars is a magical experience. You don’t need any experience either! As long as you are over 12 years of age, you can come along, learn how to gig, and shoot your own dinner – a very cool feeling.

You’ll head out once it gets dark, so depending on the month this can be as early as 7:30 p.m. or much later, around 8:30 p.m. You’ll fish for 5 hours or until you have caught over 20 fish, whichever comes first. As well as Flounder, you’ll also be able to gig for Black Drum and Sheepshead.

The trip will be on Capt. Joe’s custom built 24’ boat, built in 2018. There is enough room for 6 people on board, with 2 gigging at once. The wireless trolling motor will help you get close enough to the fish without startling them.

All the equipment needed for a successful gigging trip are included in the price. You’ll need to bring along your own food and drink, which can go into the captain’s cooler on the boat. Please buy a license before the trip.

This trip is truly a bucket list experience. Capt. Joe’s Flounder Ventures and the crew are looking forward to welcoming you aboard their custom built boat to have an awesome night Flounder gigging.

The boat can depart from either Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass, TX or Port Aransas Harbor Boat Ramp in Port Aransas, TX.



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  • Private trip
    Flounder Gigging Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    The trips will begin at sundown, usually between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m, depending on the time of the year. Please buy a fishing license before the day. The trip may overrun, or even be shorter, depending if you catch over 20 fish quickly. All gear is provided and 2 people can fish at once. You can bring your own food and drink along.
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About the Captain

Joe Clouse
Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2019
As a native to Corpus Christi, Texas, Capt. Joe has fished almost every bay in the area, so he knows the bay systems very well. He found his fishing specialty early on and has been successfully taking customers out to gig Flounder for over 20 years. Gigging at night is very cool under the Texas starry skies and it makes for an unforgettable Flounder trip! Capt. Joe is a proud member of the Coastal Bend Guides Assoc., Rockport-Fulton and Port Aransas Chambers of Commerce and has supported these communities throughout the years!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat Specs

Custom Built (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Clint H.
El Paso, Texas
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Girls first time gigging.

VERIFIED   May 19, 2020
I’ve been gigging several times in the past.  This was the first time for my wife and two teen daughters.  I arranged...
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Winters, TX
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Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
Years of experience and knowledge make this an awesome and fruitful experience. Excellent spots and scouting, on time,...
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Leander, TX
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Wylie, Texas
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