Texas Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters

Texas Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters

Best Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters in Texas

Top Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters in Texas

Flounder Gigging Fishing in Texas

Flounder gigging in Texas has truly put this delicious and underrated fish back on the map. You’ll climb aboard your chosen vessel as the sun sets and the shallow inshore waters beneath you become illuminated by LED lights. Exchange your rod for a trident, and get ready to step back in time as you patrol the flats for your target. When you spot your Flounder sneakily camouflaging itself against the seafloor, all that’s left is to raise your spear, aim, and...strike!

Who can do it?

Flounder gigging may sound dramatic, but it’s relatively simple to pick up! Budding fishermen just discovering their love of the sport can have fun trying it out, as well as more hardened anglers looking for an adventure that’ll put their skills of observation and precision to the test.
This technique is also a popular choice for families. Flounder gigging trips usually take place at night on board special gigging boats fitted with illuminating lights, as the Flounder’s love of camouflage makes it difficult to spot during the day. This only adds to the excitement and primal energy that comes with hunting your prey, but make sure any little ones won’t be too spooked by the darkness first!

Where should I go?

This technique is so popular throughout the Lone Star State, you’ll find a plethora of captains all over Texas offering specialized gigging trips and charters. Generally, you do not need any experience to head out on a Flounder-gigging expedition, and the majority of charters take pride in their ability to show newcomers or “out-of-towners” how to master this Texan tradition!

North Texas

Home to the famous Galveston Bay system, this part of the state has one of the strongest reputations around when it comes to Flounder fishing. The waters here tend to get pretty muddy, which means there’s ample opportunity for Flounder to conceal themselves against the ocean floor! Sabine Lake and Matagorda Bay are also hotspots for gigging.

Central Texas

Rather than the murky, muddy waters of north Texas, here you’ll find crystal clear, shallow fishing grounds – perfect for newer anglers who want a quick education in spotting this sneaky Flatfish on the seafloor! Rockport in particular has long been a Flounder mainstay, with a plethora of warm, shallow waters that this species just loves. 

South Texas

South Texas is home to the vast, intimidating Laguna Madre. Picture the world-famous flats of Florida, but on a much larger scale. Everything is bigger in Texas, after all, and these inshore fishing grounds more than prove it – as do the Flounder you’ll find! 

What do I need to know?

The best time to gig is in autumn, when cooler waters mean that Flounder come flocking. However, be aware that this technique is prohibited throughout November.
Texas requires all anglers over the age of 17 to purchase a fishing license from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This usually won’t be covered by your charter, but it’s a simple process that can be completed online.
Flounder gigging charters in Texas provide everything you need for a fun and exciting trip, including tridents or spears – and, more invaluably, plenty of encouragement and education from your captain! All that’s left is to come on down to the Lone Star State and get ready for a traditional Texan angling adventure.
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Reviews of Fishing in Flounder Gigging Fishing in Texas

6 hour (3/4) day bay fishing with Captain Byron Nolan
William B. fished with Mother Laguna Adventures on April 10, 2021
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Be ready to catch fish. Bring a wind breaker and sunglasses. Be prepared to be soar the next day from reeling in big fish.
7 hr trip was awesome
Edgar A. fished with Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter on April 9, 2021
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Yes Anthony is great and explains it in a way that makes it simple to understand and makes it easy.
Full day trip with Captain Blake
JAMES H. fished with Come And Take It Sport Fishing on April 4, 2021
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Its a great pastime to be at the marina with all the experts.
Best fishing ever
Joe B. fished with Adventure Texoma on April 3, 2021
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Be ready to catch fish and have a good time.
6 hours with Capt. ERIC
Mark S. fished with Line Check Charters on April 2, 2021
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Go out with an experienced operator who can put you om the fish like Line Check Charters.
Captain Marshall and mate Andrew
Tim V. W. fished with Oilfield Outkasts – Revelry on March 31, 2021
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Sounds like March is a bit in between seasons for fishing. Have reasonable expectations and you’ll still have a great trip.
Great springtime trip with Captain Dan and Bob!
Mike T. fished with Fishin Addiction Charters 36' on March 31, 2021
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Early season can be tough but fishing can still be fun with a good guide and a little luck.
Half Day trip with Captain Tim
Debra N. fished with Salty Shores Charters on March 29, 2021
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Hire Capt.Tim Johnson!!!!! What an incredible experience and day. He is such a down to earth and real man.

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