OCTOBER 2018 FLOUNDER GIGGING REPORT:

Hotels & Motels as well as some of our  most popular restaurants are open again!

BOOK NOW!  CAPT. JOE GIGS YEAR-ROUND, 7 DAYS A WEEK!

READ ABOUT THE DECEMBER 2018 FLOUNDER GIGGINE SPECIAL BELOW!

ATTENTION FLOUNDER GIGGING LOVERS!  GET IN ON THE BEST FLOUNDER GIGGING OF THE YEAR.  CAPT. JOE IS FLOUNDER GIGGIN SPECIAL:  BEGINNING DEC. 1ST THRU DEC. 14TH,  RESERVE NOW FOR THE BEST FLOUNDER GIGGING OF THE YEAR ON THE TEXAS GULF COAST!  THE FLOUNDER THIS SEASON WILL BE HUGE!! CALL CAPT. JOE TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS EARLY: 361-463-3217

$300 for 2 people; $75 each per additional person.  Capt. Joe recommends 5-6 people per trip!  Fish Limits will be 2 Flounder, 5 Black Drum and 5 Sheepshead – per person.  Meet the captain at the dock around 5:30 and gig until 0 to 11pm!  Capt. Joe gigs flounder year-round, 7-days a week, but please note that even though weekends fill-up fast, you can schedule your flounder trip on a weekday just as easily!  So don’t wait!  Call now to reserve your December trip date: 361-463-3217!  Always hire a USCG Licensed/Texas Parks & Wildlife Certified Captain!

It could be a little chilly so be sure and dress for the weather. The first 4 nights in December will be the best because there is no gigging Flounder in the month of November, allowing them to replenish.  Then, after December 14th, the limits change again to 5 flounder, 5 Sheepshead and 5 Black Drum per person for the rest of the year. Come on down and enjoy the cooler temps and let’s gig some flounder – the tastiest eating fish on the planet!!

GET-IN ON SOME INCREDIBLE GIGGING ACTION: BIG FLOUNDER, DRUM & SHEEPSHEAD! CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE TODAY: 361-463-3217

Remember – Weekends Fill-Up Fast so Reserve Early!  Weekday Trips are also Available!

Flounder Love the Night Life!!
Capt. Joe Clouse, USCG Licensed
CALL: 361-463-3217

 

More Boat Photos!

The new boat has a 150 Yamaha 35 HP air motor LED underwater lights and LED lights above, she steers good and goes shallow for some great flounder gigging!  Expect a smooth ride across the bays because she has a lot of weight at 24′ and 80″ wide, now that’s a lot of boat…. she’s the best on the bays!!

 

 

A GEAT FISHING TALE!

I had the pleasure of taking-out a group of 12 US Marines – that were here to help with clean-up efforts – for some awesome flounder gigging and it was absolutely amazing!  They were from California and a fun bunch in spite of Harvey’s wrath to the area.  See the photo below so you can experience the uplifting trip we had – and we all needed that kind of stress relief/time-out as we came to grips with the aftermath of Harvey.   The next day, we got together for a massive fish fry – it was like a feast and served as a moment in time that raised everyone’s spirits, renewed our souls, and gave us the gift of fortitude so that we could face the road ahead with strength – overcoming adversity.

 

The recovery of our beautiful Texas Coastal Bend area will take time, but with everyone’s commitment and teamwork, I know that we’ll all be back – better than before.  A positive attitude is a great thing to keep in your back pocket and it can pull a person thru just about anything.  My hat is off to these marines who had all outstanding character and the ability to give hope to many. Thank you so much from all of us here in Rockport-Fulton and being with you made me proud to be an American!  You did me a world of good!!

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW:
We’re still seeing some debris in the back-bays and flats so I am extra careful navigating around those items.  Secondly, the bottom contour of the bays was changed with the storm, making deep cuts and new channels.  Almost all of the steep banks and sand bars remained in good shape and that’s welcome news for all “Flounder Gigging Enthusiasts!”   One consideration in booking your trip is securing lodging.  Many of our hotels at present are completing their repairs and will be open very soon.  For the time-being, you can stay in neighboring cities like Portland, Corpus Christi, Sinton, Kingsville (all short drives away.)

“On a final note, I would like to thank all the companies and people for their donation to our area.  Those donations are helping thousands of us get back on our feet, restoring our faith in the “power of people” and leaving a lasting impression as to when folks work together they can move mountains.  Thank you America!”

 

 

Call: 361-463-3217 …. Your Flounder Gigging Specialist!!

Flounder Love the Night Life – Come Find Out Why!!!
CUSTOMER SAFETY IS ALWAYS PRIORITY # 1.

Capt. Joe accepts the following forms of payment – Cash and the following credit cards:

RESERVING IS EASY  WITH A CREDIT CARD: 361-463-3217

If paying your $100 deposit by check, please remit to:
Joe Clouse
PO Box 2431    Fulton, TX 78358

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Capt. Joe Clouse is a Member of the Rockport-Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce as well as the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce!