Texas Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters

Texas Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters

Best Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters in Texas

Texas: 65 fishing charters available

Paradise Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(27 reviews)
South Padre Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $395

Lur'em In Fishing Guide

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(54 reviews)
Corpus Christi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Floating Debris Charters – 25’

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
Corpus Christi
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trips from $600

Bent Pole Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Port O'Connor
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trips from $550

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.
Texas
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flounder Gigging Fishing in Texas

Just enjoy the time and cherish the moments with luved ones fish or no fish just being together Its a Blessing well worth it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy the time and cherish the moments with luved ones fish or no fish just being together Its a Blessing well worth it
Edward  G.
Edward G. San Antonio, Texas
Book a charter and talk to your Captain about local establishments, restaurants and public fishing spots. Our Captain (Captain Reyes with Lucky 7 Guide Services) was very helpful and knowledgeable. We are glad we booked our trip shortly after our arrival in Palacios.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter and talk to your Captain about local establishments, restaurants and public fishing spots. Our Captain (Captain Reyes with Lucky 7 Guide Services) was very helpful and knowledgeable. We are glad we booked our trip shortly after our arrival in Palacios.
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Raytown, MO
Captains know best! Follow their recommendations and you’ll have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captains know best! Follow their recommendations and you’ll have a great time!
Sean  F.
Sean F. Copperas Cove, TX
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Julie  F.
Julie F. Fairfield, ID
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Gary  K.
Gary K. Corinth, TX
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Jesse  K.
Jesse K. Sulphur Springs, TX
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of
John  C.
John C. Fouke, AR
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Ash  B.
Ash B. Haslet, TX
Be ready for any kind of weather rain or shine but the fish will be out there
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for any kind of weather rain or shine but the fish will be out there
James  M.
James M. Littleton, CO
Fishing was great, just check to see what Saturday the fishing tournament in May is going to be on. Would have fished Saturday also, but did not want all the chaos from 400 boats fishing in the bay.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was great, just check to see what Saturday the fishing tournament in May is going to be on. Would have fished Saturday also, but did not want all the chaos from 400 boats fishing in the bay.
Kalee  F.
Kalee F. Athens, Texas
We came to Corpus Christi because my dad did his flight training at the NAS, but the quality of fishing completely blew us away. We did a full day charter and then fished on our own for two more days, and we had an absolute blast. Lots of different areas to fish and very good accessibility to public waters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We came to Corpus Christi because my dad did his flight training at the NAS, but the quality of fishing completely blew us away. We did a full day charter and then fished on our own for two more days, and we had an absolute blast. Lots of different areas to fish and very good accessibility to public waters.
Paul  P.
Paul P. Mancos, CO
Look Ed up for the best personal experience……limited out within two hours
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Look Ed up for the best personal experience……limited out within two hours
Deborah  R.
Deborah R. Caddo, Oklahoma
Go fishing with Keith Gregory’s Guide Service and you will have a great time because he knows some great spots to fish and you will have every opportunity to catch the Red fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go fishing with Keith Gregory’s Guide Service and you will have a great time because he knows some great spots to fish and you will have every opportunity to catch the Red fish.
ISAAC  S.  J.
ISAAC S. J. Colorado Springs, CO
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Ron  B.
Ron B. Houston, Texas
I would absolutely recommend angler fishing for the first time in Aransas Pass! It was my first time and I’m already planning another trip back in July. I’m from Florida originally and I felt like I was at home. Great place to go angler fishing for the first time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would absolutely recommend angler fishing for the first time in Aransas Pass! It was my first time and I’m already planning another trip back in July. I’m from Florida originally and I felt like I was at home. Great place to go angler fishing for the first time.
Danielle  C.
Danielle C. San Antonio, Texas
Hybrid's were full of shad in mid April, but later in April would likely be better. Only had to through one of four back due to size. Catfish are always plentiful and good to eat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hybrid's were full of shad in mid April, but later in April would likely be better. Only had to through one of four back due to size. Catfish are always plentiful and good to eat.
Stephen  G.
Stephen G. Montgomery, TX
If you are into big bass there is no place like it. Bass capitol of the world. No need to say much more. Make sure you book with Jimmy reardon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are into big bass there is no place like it. Bass capitol of the world. No need to say much more. Make sure you book with Jimmy reardon.
Mike  M.
Mike M. Warren Air Force Base, WY
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Andrew  W.
Andrew W. Sugar Grove, IL
March weather can be a bit on the crazy side in Texas be prepared for the conditions and be ready for some action
Excellent
5.0 / 5
March weather can be a bit on the crazy side in Texas be prepared for the conditions and be ready for some action
Mike  Y.
Mike Y. Creedmoor, TX
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.
Henry  B.
Henry B. Dallas, Texas

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