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By jgg696
#2272858
Anybody ever been flounder gigging(wading) ? If so what's your setup ? I want to try it out without breaking the bank. Thanks for the advice!
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By kickingback
#2272867
Simple setup with PVC and wire and switches if you want one. 5 Ah batteries in fanny packs for underwater light sticks. Lights bought on Amazon. Waterproof already but I "Gooped" all seals and cords to ensure it lasts. I have a larger light that I wear like a vest with the big light shinning down on the water. Can be used withe the underwater lights to see more. I use a larger 7 Ah battery for the bigger light. Lights last all night on a full charge and them some.
The large forearm holders make it more stable to "sweep" the light back and forth with your arm without wearing it out. Just cut a 4" connector in half and sand the edges and drill it to pvc.
wires are standard gauge wire with SAE connectors. One light has a switch so you can turn it off and on and the other is straight wire to battery for light on.
The gigs are made from broom handles from the hardware store with a 16" long screw rod drill and seated with epoxy into handle and sharpen to a point. I like how the threads hold the flounder in place while I lip lock them with fish grippers.
All cheap to make. Videos on YouTube describe and lists parts. Just make sure to "salt protect" everything.
I can freely put that big light on the front of my kayak and go into the marsh and have a blast!
As for wading gear make sure you wear wading shoes to protect against sharp shell. It may be too hot for waders but the boots will matter! Last, and what I think is the MOST important thing you can have gigging...wait for it...100% DEET Mosquito spray from Walmart. Period.
Have fun!
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By Tx_Reds
#2272874
if you want to "try it" either go with somebody first or start out with a waterproof flashlight ( I used 270 lumen) and just duck tape it to a broom stick, buy you a gig from academy or wherever and bring a back pack of beer and a stringer..........you think im joking but im not, when you start building your stuff it can get spendy.........gig em!!
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By Tx_Reds
#2272875
[quote="kickingback"]Simple setup with PVC and wire and switches if you want one. 5 Ah batteries in fanny packs for underwater light sticks. Lights bought on Amazon. Waterproof already but I "Gooped" all seals and cords to ensure it lasts. I have a larger light that I wear like a vest with the big light shinning down on the water. Can be used withe the underwater lights to see more. I use a larger 7 Ah battery for the bigger light. Lights last all night on a full charge and them some.
The large forearm holders make it more stable to "sweep" the light back and forth with your arm without wearing it out. Just cut a 4" connector in half and sand the edges and drill it to pvc.
wires are standard gauge wire with SAE connectors. One light has a switch so you can turn it off and on and the other is straight wire to battery for light on.
The gigs are made from broom handles from the hardware store with a 16" long screw rod drill and seated with epoxy into handle and sharpen to a point. I like how the threads hold the flounder in place while I lip lock them with fish grippers.
All cheap to make. Videos on YouTube describe and lists parts. Just make sure to "salt protect" everything.
I can freely put that big light on the front of my kayak and go into the marsh and have a blast!
As for wading gear make sure you wear wading shoes to protect against sharp shell. It may be too hot for waders but the boots will matter! Last, and what I think is the MOST important thing you can have gigging...wait for it...100% DEET Mosquito spray from Walmart. Period.
Have fun!

x100000 on the mosquito spray :lol: :lol:
By jgg696
#2273580
kickingback wrote:Simple setup with PVC and wire and switches if you want one. 5 Ah batteries in fanny packs for underwater light sticks. Lights bought on Amazon. Waterproof already but I "Gooped" all seals and cords to ensure it lasts. I have a larger light that I wear like a vest with the big light shinning down on the water. Can be used withe the underwater lights to see more. I use a larger 7 Ah battery for the bigger light. Lights last all night on a full charge and them some.
The large forearm holders make it more stable to "sweep" the light back and forth with your arm without wearing it out. Just cut a 4" connector in half and sand the edges and drill it to pvc.
wires are standard gauge wire with SAE connectors. One light has a switch so you can turn it off and on and the other is straight wire to battery for light on.
The gigs are made from broom handles from the hardware store with a 16" long screw rod drill and seated with epoxy into handle and sharpen to a point. I like how the threads hold the flounder in place while I lip lock them with fish grippers.
All cheap to make. Videos on YouTube describe and lists parts. Just make sure to "salt protect" everything.
I can freely put that big light on the front of my kayak and go into the marsh and have a blast!
As for wading gear make sure you wear wading shoes to protect against sharp shell. It may be too hot for waders but the boots will matter! Last, and what I think is the MOST important thing you can have gigging...wait for it...100% DEET Mosquito spray from Walmart. Period.
Have fun!
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Sweet!!! thanks for all the info. Yeah I already have oyster boots, oysters cut like a knife!!!! What kind of light did you get from amazon? I'll look around on youtube for the light setup.
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By kickingback
#2273622
These are the lights I bought but may not be available. It has all the specs like waterproof IP67 and other info. Just look for a high waterproof rating and seal the eges where they sealed it to double protect it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OST5TAU/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This is the big light also from Amazon.
Good luck!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HKU0KV6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
By jgg696
#2275514
kickingback wrote:These are the lights I bought but may not be available. It has all the specs like waterproof IP67 and other info. Just look for a high waterproof rating and seal the eges where they sealed it to double protect it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OST5TAU/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This is the big light also from Amazon.
Good luck!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HKU0KV6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Found the lights! what youtube video did you follow? Thanks!
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By kickingback
#2275517
Pretty much all of them. LOL
I watched a few before I decided on final design. I have a button on the handle to turn it off and on instead of having to unplug from battery in waist fanny pack.
Look for flounder gigging light and pick the best design you like. Very easy build.
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By krfish
#2276937
I built my lights from pvc and an oznium led light. Runs about 5 hours off of a 12 volt deer feeder battery. I've had the itch myself lately to go, but the tides have been funky this week. Hopefully on my next hitch off everything will have settled down so I can get a trip in this month.


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