NightStalker Guide Service
Rockport, Texas

Capt. Rick Hammond

 

Flounder Gigging and Duck Hunting in the Rockport, Texas area

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Flounder gigging is done at night, with powerful lights to illuminate the bay bottom, and all the fish that live on the shallow flats. Flounder are usually found in shallow, clear water at night, and can be gigged in anywhere from 2" of water to 4 feet of water. Flounder "bury" themselves on the bottom of the shallow flats, trying to ambush a meal. Because they are trying to ambush their prey, they do not run away when a boat with lights approaches. To gig the flounder, one simply stabs the fish with a multi-prong gig and throws the fish into the boat. Anyone can do this, it takes very little time to learn, and people from 4 years old to 95 years old have gigged fish aboard the boat.


All of my gigging is done from my 22 foot flat-bottom custom flounder boat. There is no need to get in the water, and all the equipment is provided. The boat is complete with outboard, air-motor, full underwater / above water lights, and all of the latest GPS and safety equipment. The boat can accommodate up to 4 customers, and has full bucket seats for all passengers. When fully loaded with 5 people and gear, the boat still floats in 4 inches of water, making it easy to the shallow water where the flounder hide.


One of the most interesting things at night, is all of the marine life you can see from the boat. With the airmotor running and flounder lights on, the fish seem unaware of your presence, and the flats come to life with activity. On a typical night you will see the following species in large numbers: Flounder, Redfish, Mullet, Stingray, Needlefish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Croaker, Blue Crab, Stone Crab, Shrimp, and Alligator Gar.

When you go gigging with Capt. Rick, you will need to bring the following items.

• Fishing license with saltwater stamp
• Bug spray
• Light windbreaker/rain suit
• Cooler with drinks/snacks

Flounder gigging trips depart at sunset, and typically last 5-8 hours. The limit on flounder is 5 per person, with 14" minimum, and the guide can not keep any fish. Black drum and sheephead are also legal to gig. Capt. Rick can also accommodate bow-fishing, but please bring your own equipment if you want to bow-fish.

 

***New Updated Pictures, see "Pictures" page link above...

Big flounder - October and December 2013

 

 

11 pound, 30 inch flounder gigged in December 2009

Our biggest ever!

 

10 pound, 28 inch flounder gigged in December 2005

Our 2nd biggest ever!


Tackle Town in Rockport, TX
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Rest in Peace - Capt. Red

1947-2012

To schedule a trip call: 361-727-0045

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Night Stalker Guide Service

9 West Lake Dr. , Rockport, TX 78382

 

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