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Old 01-26-2016, 09:23 AM
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The search feature doesn't show any topics on gigging lights since 2010. Does anyone here have any advice or even sell gigging lights?
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:27 AM
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You can use what most guys use, which are the cheapy yellow ones used for painting. 2000w gennie and you're good to go. If they get splashed or broken, laugh it off and get more.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
You can use what most guys use, which are the cheapy yellow ones used for painting. 2000w gennie and you're good to go. If they get splashed or broken, laugh it off and get more.
Probably going to try LED and batteries, due to no generator while gigging rule. Thanks for response
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I like the light I got from Cabela's although I haven't got to use it as much as I would have liked. It is an aluminum, submersible tube about 48" long with LED's on one side. It has about a 15 ft. power cord that has an option for alligator clips straight from a battery or cigarette lighter type plug. I tied a line off each end of the tube so I can hang the light off the boat on either side or off the bow using the cleats on the boat. They were stabbing some nice flounder in the inlet about a month ago. I haven't heard a recent report.
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Originally Posted by creekman View Post
Probably going to try LED and batteries, due to no generator while gigging rule. Thanks for response
I'd definitely go with led's if planning to draw straight from a 12v. There's a website online that offers them and some good ideas for mounting to PVC for the front of the boat. They fold up and down.

http://www.fishinglightsetc.com/FlounderLight.html
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I bought a couple of sets from Australia ,separate rechargeable LED lights,came with a charger.

And a four foot handle.

Great setup, I'll look for the information tonight.
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are you going to be gigging from a boat or walking. If walking look up led adventures in South Caroline i think. I have 2 of their lights and they are sweet. just get the standard "gig a bite lite" not the "Super" i do not believe the little bit of extra light is worth cutting down on so much run time. Hundreds of dead flounder agree.
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I use florescent bulbs in my own homemade tubes. I run 1 on each side of the boat. I plug them into an inexpensive inverter & hook it up to (2) deep cycle batteries (no generator noise). Works just fine for bullynetting lobster & flounder gigging. I've run up to 4 hrs & still had plenty left in the batteries. If you are handy, this setup is a whole lot cheaper than LEDs.

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sea striker off the shelf clamp on units. Buy spare bulbs and sockets and learn to work on them.
Cheap, easy and effective. I can run two all night off a group 27 battery.
I've gigged a shit ton of flounder with that set up.
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How does one know the flounder is legal size before you put a spear threw it?

Experience!
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Thanks for the ideas! Feel free to keep them coming. I'll be gigging from my 1520 Keywest by next spring hopefully.
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How does one know the flounder is legal size before you put a spear threw it?

Experience!
You will get good enough to know what is legal and what is not, until then be very careful, if you do make a mistake ,Marine fisheries has always told me just throw the undersize flounder back as crabs have to eat to. Been gigging for 15 years, and have not gigged an undersized in the last 10
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A handheld rechargeable Q-beam is all you need.

Been doing it forever, with excellent results. We do it from a small skiff, poling along silently in shallow water.


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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
A handheld rechargeable Q-beam is all you need.

Been doing it forever, with excellent results. We do it from a small skiff, poling along silently in shallow water.


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How do u fit all the hookers in a small skiff?
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How do u fit all the hookers in a small skiff?
They are towed behind in their own bote. We flip the flatties to them and they fillet them up.

Factory fishing, hillbilly style.


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I bought these several years ago and was very happy with them.
Made in NC!

http://www.ultimategiglights.com/ind...&category_ID=2
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Ive got hundreds of these 12v halogen bulbs. They draw between 2.8 and 3.3 amps each.

I'd sell them for $2 each

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http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...-lights.html#b
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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
A handheld rechargeable Q-beam is all you need.

Been doing it forever, with excellent results. We do it from a small skiff, poling along silently in shallow water.


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I have done this also, and it does not hold a candle to a good submersible light in my opinion. You may want to try something new.

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