SPRINGTIME 2019 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 BUT REMEMBER THAT WEEKENDS FILL-UP FAST – SO BOOK EARLY OR TAKE A WEEKDAY TRIP – JUST AS MUCH FUN!!!
Ph: 361-463-3217 – and always hire a USCG Licensed/Texas Parks & Wildlife Certified Captain!
It’s looking like a banner year for floundering, gigged 20 flounder 2 drum 3- sheep head in less than 3- hours. The spring run should be happening as soon as the water temperature hits 70 degrees. Hurricane Harvey put a hurt on them year and a half ago there coming back now. Average size of the flounder right now is 14″ to 16″ these flounder have been wintering in the bays . They will get bigger. As always Fridays and Saturdays book fast . Try to book me on weekdays usually more productive.
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
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:
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!