APRIL 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Article By Capt. David Dupnik
USCG Licensed & TPWD Certified
WHY FLOUNDER GIGGING AT NIGHT
IS SO POPULAR!
April is upon us, and
hopefully Spring is here to stay!
The flounder gigging has been
Howdy readers...My name is Capt. David Dupnik and I
offer flounder gigging trips and guided duck hunts (seasonal) in the
Coastal Bend. I have been fishing since I was a boy and have been a USCG
Licensed fishing captain for the past 8 years! I feel very fortunate
to be able to provide a service to my customers that brings them back year
after year. THANK YOU!
On the evening of a trip, I usually get down to the dock about an hour
before my customers to get all the equipment set up -gigs, ice chests,
GPS, air motor. I also like to chat with some of the other flounder guides
as well. We leave out of Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass and then make
our way into Aransas Bay for our flounder adventures. Make sure to
pack your camera and get some great shots of the sunset
on the water as we head out, or the different species
of fish at night.
I had the pleasure of gigging with Brad & his cousin, Tim, from Hamilton,
TX for two nights.
The first night, we left the dock at about 8 pm. It was so foggy and
windy, not the best conditions for a gigging trip. The wind was blowing
20-25 mph and the visible was about 1/8 of a mile. We left the dock
knowing it was going to be tough, but everybody was willing to give it a
try. As we pulled up on one shoreline, the water was dirty and muddy,
absolutely horrible. We were lucky enough to gig two fish there. So I ran
to another one of my spots, and it was on! Clear water and lots of fish.
Even with less than perfect conditions, we managed to limit out on
flounder. We made it back to the docks around 1 am.
It was definitely a privilege to have Brad & Tim call me up and ask if I
was able to take them again. Luckily, I had an opening and we were ready
to roll. During the second night, we set out for Aransas Bay around 8 pm.
It was pretty much perfect conditions - calm winds and zero fog. We had
our limit of flounder with one sheepshead. We were back at the dock by 10
We usually head back to the dock after we have our
limit of flounder, or when the customer says "Time to go". Once back at
the dock, we unload the boat and if my customers oblige, I like to get
their pics with the catch of the night for Facebook photos and my website
After a few pics have been taken, I clean their fish and chat for a while.
I get everything loaded-up and then
get ready to do it again the next night.
A flounder gigging trip is FUN for the whole family - young or old, big or
small, short or tall! Everyone is welcome to enjoy an experience to last a
lifetime. My youngest customer has been about 6 years old, and the oldest
was close to 80 years young.
Make sure to "LIKE" Surrender At Sunrise - Flounder
Gigging Trips on Facebook for recent photos!
Capt. David Dupnik
361-790-3271 (mobile) 361-758-6792 (alternate)
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