I invite you to come and enjoy an exciting night of guided flounder gigging in Port O'Connor TX. aboard the TANK - a 22' Floundering Machine. You will be safe, dry and comfortable while we guide the bay floor looking for flounder. While floundering you will also see other various species of fish, including; red fish, trout, drum, sheepshead,stingrays,crabs, and much more!
I am a USCG licensed captain with over 15 years of flounder gigging experience. I will put forth every effort to ensure you have a fun and exciting experience while making memories on the water. Flounder gigging is done at night and involves stabbing/gigging the flounder while they are feeding along the shorelines. Sound too easy?? Well, it does take a trained eye as flounder have a camouflage pattern and will often bury themselves into the sand or mud making them a little more difficult to see. Not to worry, with a little guidance and patience you will get the hang of it. Whether you are a beginner just looking for a good time or an experienced angler, flounder gigging will be a unique experience that you will not soon forget.
Flounder Gigging Trip Info
Guided Floundering trips begin around sunset and will last between 4 to 6 hours depending on the nights conditions.You will need to bring a TPWD saltwater fishing license, proper clothing as the night air can be cool/damp, a cooler for your drinks/snacks and to take home your catch. (you are welcome to bring your favorite beverages but no glass please).
Everything else will be provided for you and your fish will be cleaned at the end of your trip.
You are allowed to keep 5 flounder per person, excluding the captain and you may also have the chance to gig other non game fish such as Black Drum and Sheepshead.
It's been a while since my last report. March and April flounder gigging were good and May is looking good as well.
Our biggest hurdle has been the weather, mainly the wind. With south winds cranking 30+ mph for couple days ahead of each frontal system, then north winds blowing 30+ mph for a day or so as the northern passes through. Even so, we have been able to get limits to near limits on each trip.
This year the quality of the flounder is up from last year with an average size lately in 16" - 18" range with a handful around 20" the mix. We've had a few go 23" - 24" on the lucky occasion
Looking forward, the weather should start to fall into our typical summer pattern without all the crazy winds.
I have plenty of weekdays open for the rest of May and June as weekends typically book first.
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Captain Shawn Harvey
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Captain Shawn Harvey