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December 2015

Flounder Gigging Begins This December

By fishing news, Galveston-Fishing

southernflounderDecember 1st marked the opening of flounder gigging in Galveston, Texas and as the month continues consistent patterns of flounder will start to form. When out on the water, it’s a good sign if you find bait fish around the area. Colder seasons bring great water clarity that only gets better as the water chills down. When the water temperature drops it ensures a huge surge of concentrated fish to form; these groups can be found out near deeper waters.

All flatfishes, including the southern flounder, are compressed sideways and spend most of their life lying and swimming along the bottom of the water. In the case of southern flounder, the left side is always the “up” side; while in other species, the opposite is true. Small flounder grow rapidly and may reach 12 inches in length by the end of their first year. The males rarely surpass 12 inches, but females can often reach a length of 25 inches.

Winter fishing seasons run in full force from December into January. These charters will also target marshes and bays to find Redfish, and Speckled Trout, along with Flounder. This season brings around a higher quality of fish to your catch making it one of the best times of the year for fishing. If you are looking for a great opportunity for a big catch, contact us here or call (203)-851-6151 to get out on the water.

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