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Killing is correct. Kinda hard to release one after the harpoon gets to it. Some of those look a liitle small. Is there no size limit for gigging?
 

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Seriously. A little small. Your argument is invalid.

Don't be upset cause you ain't catching fish.

You haven't ever been gigging, obviously. Stick legal fish only. Is by far the most selective way to take fish period.

Why would a man running a lucrative business take the chance on taking short fish, much less posting photos of them on the internet.
 

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Ease up there. Can't a guy ask a question without someone taking offense? There was no argument, you need to take your meds or something. You are correct, I have never been gigging, nor have I ever even caught one. Now if you would like to answer my question without getting too upset, what is the size limit on flounder?
 

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Yes same as the hook and line.

For you to say "a little small" infers that you had some knowledge of the size limit.

I was a little harsh but there is no need to bash the way someone legally takes fish as long as there is no waste.

And I can almost guarantee them tasty flatfish will not go to waste.
 

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In addition to having nearly superhuman eyesight, Breadman has an unbelievable ability to determine whether a fish is legal or not, before sticking it. I agree that the tone of "killing is correct" sounds a little judgmental in addition to observing they look "a little small". If 15 in is small, so be it, but that is legal. And hook & line caught flounder in your cooler are no less dead.
 

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Breadman if I want to catch my limit of 6 flounder inshore from a kayak do you suggest I get serious about gigging? Or can you consistently catch a few good ones hook and line? Had a rare day off from work today and caught 3 flounder today with 1 keeper at between 17 and 18 inches. Had to work hard at it too. I know i'm no pro at floundering at all but are there many guys who can limit out hook and line INSHORE? not nearshore.

ps coming back over the bridge in new bern the water was dead flat in the neuse. I probably should've went for big reds!
 

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Ease up there. Can't a guy ask a question without someone taking offense? There was no argument, you need to take your meds or something. You are correct, I have never been gigging, nor have I ever even caught one. Now if you would like to answer my question without getting too upset, what is the size limit on flounder?
Of course you can. You will find here, as in life, there are loud mouths and know it alls. Thank Heaven they are in the minority, and they, too, have the right to opine, regardless how annoying.

On this forum, in particular, a quick path to confrontation is to question, no matter how discretely, the legality of a catch.

Other forums react differently. You should feel free to ask what to need to know, but my advice is to steer clear of questioning either the size or the number of fishes that you see in pictures.
 

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Say what you really mean.

I just think it absolutely ridiculous, no matter how discretely, to question that a man who lives and dies by what he does on the water would even remotely consider the idea of taking short fish. It is absolutely laughable and unquestionably annoying.

As for the number of fish seen, it is simple math, remember there was another person on the boat taking the photos.



As for loud mouth I take that in stride, I like for people to know where I stand and how I feel so feelings are not hurt by misunderstandings.
 

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Killing is correct. Kinda hard to release one after the harpoon gets to it. Some of those look a liitle small. Is there no size limit for gigging?
No releasing of keeper flounder once gigged. You had a pretty similar statement in this thread
http://www.ncangler.com/forums/threads/62015-Doormat-Flounders-5-26-14 not too long ago either.
I'm not sure if you are against gigging, or keeping fish in general(I've met fishermen like that before), but I can tell you its a blast. If you have never done it, try and give it a shot. You see all sorts of things at night that you generally dont during the day. You beat the heat, theres less boat traffic, and you get to see a ton of fish and stab some of the best eating fish that can be found inshore.

As far as fish being legal, you get really good at telling the difference in a keeper fish and a short one. Its not hard, it just takes practice. Most guys, including myself, wont stab unless they are 100% sure its legal.
 

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Of course you can. You will find here, as in life, there are loud mouths and know it alls. Thank Heaven they are in the minority, and they, too, have the right to opine, regardless how annoying.

On this forum, in particular, a quick path to confrontation is to question, no matter how discretely, the legality of a catch.

Other forums react differently. You should feel free to ask what to need to know, but my advice is to steer clear of questioning either the size or the number of fishes that you see in pictures.
Sometimes meanings are hard to convey via text only posts. It sounded to me that the legality of the flounder was being questioned. That would have implied that Allen was both unscrupulous and a bit of a bone head. Can't blame folks for coming to the defense of a long term member who has proven himself to be, if nothing else, very professional. His livelihood depends on his license and posting photos of short fish would likely put an even shorter end to that license.

I do agree that things have gotten to the point on this site and many others where the most innocuous statement can result in a bunch of ridiculous flaming. Don't know if it's due to the more general atmosphere of everyday life or the overload of drama pushed at us thru all the various forms of media available today, but it is at best tiresome and unfortunately quite infectious.
Best way to combat the problem is to refuse to participate. If you are typing out a response that would make you mad if aimed at you ..... don't post it! Let the horse's rears, the one-uppers, the self proclaimed experts and the hard heads have at it. Ignore 'em. Don't be part of the problem. This has been one of the most friendly communities I've ever experienced and there is no reason to let it go down the tubes like so many other things have in the past 10-15 years. Why not try to buck the trend and assume the best before flyin off the handle .... if there's someone you find particularly grating put them on your ignore list and don't read their post. As much as the moderators do to keep this forum positive it is ultimately up to the members to set the tone. No need for it to become an online Springer show................

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the pot who occasionally calls the kettle black
 
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