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Old 08-10-2020, 01:03 PM
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Default Flounder gigging in Nags Head

Iíve been invited to stay in Nags Head with some friends at the end of the month. Never been gigging a day in my life but I really want to give it a shot while Iím down there. Iíve got a gig and light set up together and a pair of duck hunting waders. I just need to figure out where to go. Anyone familiar with Nags Head that could give me a starting point on where I could wade to, to find some flatties?
Old 08-10-2020, 03:13 PM
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If I were you Iíd get in google earth and start scouting from your computer and find what you think looks fishy and go walk around and see what you can find. I doubt anyone is going to tell you specific info.
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Canít help you with local knowledge but waders are going to be real hot this time of year. I wear a bathing suit and water shoes to prevent cuts from oyster shells but no waders til it gets colder.
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I took a look at the satellite view and if it was me Iíd be wading the whole sandy shoreline west of the golf course. Thatís a nice long stretch. Go on an incoming tide. Donít wear waders, youíll sweat your nuts off.

You just need to find an entry point.
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Bug spray
Old 08-11-2020, 03:57 AM
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Go south. Orgeon inlet, or hatteras.
Old 08-11-2020, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by CoastalNC78 View Post
I took a look at the satellite view and if it was me Iíd be wading the whole sandy shoreline west of the golf course. Thatís a nice long stretch. Go on an incoming tide. Donít wear waders, youíll sweat your nuts off.

You just need to find an entry point.
And be mindful of gators while wading, I understand they are bad for that area.
Old 08-11-2020, 05:18 AM
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If you have a boat, any of the sand islands are good. Watch for low tide, snakes at the shoreline and heavy current if you are near the inlet. The best is to find yourself a guide that will have all the lights and equipment needed. Google: obx flounder gigging. example: Outer Banks Flounder Gigging ? Nags Head, Hatteras Island
Old 08-11-2020, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by smith202073 View Post
And be mindful of gators while wading, I understand they are bad for that area.
I live and swim next to that golf course!
I may have to find somewhere else to hang out.

I've definitely seen plenty of snakes there but no gators so far
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I've never done it...thought about it several times. One thing I know. Check out where you plan to go in the daylight and have a good plan for access and where any channels might be.
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I've never seen any gators out there. Never even crossed my mind.
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The only gators around here are in the ponds and canals in Kitty Hawk and on the mainland.

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