North Carolina Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters

North Carolina Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters

Best Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters in North Carolina

North Carolina: 26 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
North Topsail Beach
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(96 reviews)
Wanchese
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Wrightsville Beach
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(73 reviews)
Swansboro
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trips from $150

Flounder Gigging Fishing in North Carolina

Flounder gigging in North Carolina is a year-round adventure that spans the entire coast of Old North State. The best action usually starts mid to late August and goes all the way to mid-November. As specialized NC Flounder gigging trips usually start in the evening, this is a great way to go out fishing without getting sunburnt. Beat the heat and fill your freezers!
 

Where to Go Gigging

Shortly after dark, Flounder come closer to the shoreline in search of food. You’ll move onto the shallow flats to hunt them, but the water doesn’t have to be too shallow – as long as the seafloor is flat with no slopes, you’ll have a chance at gigging. Spotting Flounder takes a bit of patience. Your guide will show you the difference between Stargazers and electric rays. If you feel a small shock when you gig – it’s one of these two, not Flounder.
 

How to Gig

Many Flounder gigging guides have boats equipped with LED lights and shallow drafts which are specially designed for this technique. But you can go gigging aboard a skiff, bay boat, kayak, or paddleboard, as well. You can even do it while wading. This will give you lots of choices when you’re choosing a guide. The important thing is to position the boat right on top of the Flounder, since they almost don’t move at all when you approach them. Position your gig above the head and behind the gill plates. Do a quick thrust through the fish into the seafloor and hold it.
 

Who can go Flounder gigging?

Flounder gigging trips don’t require previous experience, so pretty much everyone is welcome aboard. Even beginners will be able to fill out their cooler with catch if you find a good spot.
 
This is also a great way to get kids excited about the outdoors, especially because they get to experience fishing at night. 
 

Need to Know

  • You do not need to buy your own NC fishing license when you book a trip with a licensed charter captain.
  • Flounder need to be at least 15 inches long in order to be kept.
  • If you’re not booking a specialized gigging trip but would still like to try it out, ask your captain in advance if he can prepare the right equipment.
  • Some guides accommodate fewer guests on gigging trips than usual. Make sure to confirm the capacity in advance.
 
From Albemarle Sound to Bird Island, NC Flounder gigging is a lot of fun. You can observe the local sea life from a different perspective and see things that you normally wouldn’t. From Mullet and Needlefish to tons of shrimp scooting, a gigging trip is one of the most amusing ways to see something new.
 
North Carolina
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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What anglers said about Flounder Gigging Fishing in North Carolina

Be open and flexible if things don't go as planned. And don't get discouraged if the bite isn't as good as was hoped for. Being on the water on a beautiful day is the cake and catching fish is the icing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open and flexible if things don't go as planned. And don't get discouraged if the bite isn't as good as was hoped for. Being on the water on a beautiful day is the cake and catching fish is the icing.
Constant  C.
Constant C.
It's off the tourist season so there are definitely less people here. As far as the fishing itself, I think circumstances today were unique as there was a tropical storm a couple days before. Didn't seem to negatively impact anything, and I saw other people were successful out on the water during this time as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's off the tourist season so there are definitely less people here. As far as the fishing itself, I think circumstances today were unique as there was a tropical storm a couple days before. Didn't seem to negatively impact anything, and I saw other people were successful out on the water during this time as well.
Alex  B.
Alex B.
Go to Jack Hatters tackle shop and have them rig you up with what’s working at the moment.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Go to Jack Hatters tackle shop and have them rig you up with what’s working at the moment.
Jared  T.
Jared T. Hatteras, North Carolina
I would recommend you try a little of every thing. Inshore fishing was great and offshore was great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend you try a little of every thing. Inshore fishing was great and offshore was great!
Gary  K.
Gary K. Raven, VA
Contact captain Mason for a great day on the water and also check out the Musicman he will put you on fish also!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact captain Mason for a great day on the water and also check out the Musicman he will put you on fish also!
Bob  R.
Bob R. Kenova, WV
Morning trips in September produce a little more from what I understand. But we caught some and missed alot on our evening charter. Not used to having bait sucked off the hook being a bass guy from Pa. Lol
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Morning trips in September produce a little more from what I understand. But we caught some and missed alot on our evening charter. Not used to having bait sucked off the hook being a bass guy from Pa. Lol
David  H.
David H.
fishing on a boat your best bet but for fishing has lots of fun bites. used artificial cut bait
Excellent
5.0 / 5
fishing on a boat your best bet but for fishing has lots of fun bites. used artificial cut bait
Clifton  G.
Clifton G. Lake Frederick, VA
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Christine  F.
Christine F.
Have realistic expectations. Somedays the fishing is amazing and others you’re lucky to get a bite. I highly suggest having and experienced local as your guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have realistic expectations. Somedays the fishing is amazing and others you’re lucky to get a bite. I highly suggest having and experienced local as your guide.
Krystle  S.
Krystle S.
Go out with Capt. Jesse, Lumina Fishing Charters. You’ll have a great time and you’ll feel like a pro.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with Capt. Jesse, Lumina Fishing Charters. You’ll have a great time and you’ll feel like a pro.
Diane  K.
Diane K. Wilmington, NC
Be flexible. We fished for albie but we saw others catching flounders and drum. We did catch a dozen small fish in the surf.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. We fished for albie but we saw others catching flounders and drum. We did catch a dozen small fish in the surf.
Darrel  J.
Darrel J. Sioux Falls, SD
Book an all day trip if you can because you won’t want to get off the water! Hydrate hydrate hydrate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book an all day trip if you can because you won’t want to get off the water! Hydrate hydrate hydrate
Karen  B.
Karen B. Madison, WI
Find an experienced guide and let them show you the local rigs, tactics and bait. Split the cost with several friends or family and a fishing trip can be relatively inexpensive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find an experienced guide and let them show you the local rigs, tactics and bait. Split the cost with several friends or family and a fishing trip can be relatively inexpensive.
Jim  D.
Jim D. Mohnton, PA
Be ready for some fun. If your new to this take motion sickness medication before you leave.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be ready for some fun. If your new to this take motion sickness medication before you leave.
Brian  K.
Brian K. Kernersville, NC
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Crossville, TN
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Justin  S.
Justin S.
As always talk with your Captain and keep an eye on the weather so you can pick the best day and trip for success. I enjoyed the small town and easy going marina. It all made for a stress free trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As always talk with your Captain and keep an eye on the weather so you can pick the best day and trip for success. I enjoyed the small town and easy going marina. It all made for a stress free trip.
Jonathan  C.
Jonathan C. Mount Washington, KY
Be on time and ready to go. These guys have schedules and clients waiting. Be courteous and be on time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be on time and ready to go. These guys have schedules and clients waiting. Be courteous and be on time.
Kimothy  M.
Kimothy M. Raeford, NC
Stay in the Hatteras Island inn. It’s real close to most of the marinas and is a quality hotel that was all enjoyed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay in the Hatteras Island inn. It’s real close to most of the marinas and is a quality hotel that was all enjoyed.
Jacob  H.
Jacob H. Hayes, Virginia
All types of fishing possible, river, inlet coastal waterway, inshore, offshore. Decide which you prefer, then research Captains/options.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
All types of fishing possible, river, inlet coastal waterway, inshore, offshore. Decide which you prefer, then research Captains/options.
Wiley  C.
Wiley C. Rocky Mount, NC

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