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Great site, wish I had found it sooner! Learning a lot on trout fishing just by reading on here. I have always targeted flounder when I was able to go except for going offshore a couple times a year. Was pleasantly surprised to learn flounder gigging can be quite productive this time of year, thought the vast majority went offshore for the winter from what I have read and heard previously. Just how late in winter can this be done if having a normal winter season? Curious why I don't hear anyone fishing for them more during daylight during this time. Know there has to be several reasons why, with all the trout and drum guys out there. Thanks.
 

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I've never really targeted flounder during the winter months. It's always been a warm weather fish while the rest has slowed down we always flounder fished. There great eating
 

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winter flounder

You can fish for flounder but, you must fish very, very slow. I have been catching a few while targeting drum and trout. You have a better chance gigging. A few weeks ago a freind limited out gigging in just over an hour. Good luck.
 

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Don't plan on really doing any fishing for them during winter but want to try some gigging. Just curious how long they are around for the guys that gig on a regular basis?
 

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Yes. I tell everyone straight up what to expect. In Jan/Feb, you might limit at 18 in 2 hours or gig all night for 5 fish. It is just how it is in the winter, not consistent. The fish don't have to move as often, and do not feed as often. A flounder can lay dormant for a long time in cold water. The fish in Jan/Feb are generally smaller as well as the large females are off of the beach spawning. It is always an adventure though, and some nights we make up for it chasing schools of trout around.
 
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