Flounder Gigging Regulations Near Me

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Flounder Gigging Regulations Near Me

Flounder gigging regulations vary from state to state, and some counties even have different regulations regarding the type of flounder gig you can use. We've done the research for you and compiled it into one central location so you can quickly find the flounder gigging regulations in your state. Once you're familiar with your local flounder gigging requirements, order some of the best flounder gigging lights and supplies to get started gigging.

Flounder Gigging Rules and Regulations By State

Texas Flounder Gigging Regulations  (TPWD)
Louisiana Flounder Gigging Regulations (WLF)
Mississippi Flounder Gigging Regulations (DMR)
Alabama Flounder Gigging Regulations (ADCNR)
Florida Flounder Gigging Regulations (FWC)
Georgia Flounder Gigging Regulations (GA DNR)
South Carolina Flounder Gigging Regulations (SC DNR)
North Carolina Flounder Gigging Regulations (NCDEQ-DMF)

Texas Flounder Gigging Regulations

Governed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

The TPWD has increased the minimum flounder size limit from 14 inches to 15 inches, effective September 1, 2020.

Texas Flounder Size Limit: 15 inches

Texas Flounder Bag Limit: 5 per person per day from January through October, 0 gigged flounder allowed during the month of November (2 for rod and reel), 2 per person per day from December 1-14, then back to 5 per person per day December 15-31.

Texas Flounder Gigging Season: All months of the year except November.

Texas Flounder Gig Regulations: There are no listed regulations limiting the type of flounder gigs that may be used. Based on our research, a standard barbed flounder gig with 1 to 5 prongs may be used. 

Starting in 2021, Texas flounder season will be closed from Nov. 1-Dec. 15. The commission elected to schedule this move to begin in 2021 due to the economic impact of COVID-19 during 2020.

Not sure if the Texas regulations are up to date? Check the latest TPWD saltwater bag and length limits.

Louisiana Flounder Gigging Regulations

Governed by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (WLF)

The WLF is the governing agency for the state of Louisiana, and the regulations for gigging southern flounder are as follows:

Louisiana Flounder Size Limit: there is no size limit stated.

Louisiana Flounder Bag Limit: 10 per person per day

Louisiana Flounder Gigging Season: All months of the year in state waters.

Louisiana Flounder Gig Regulations: A standard barbed flounder gig may be used for taking only flounder as a legal method of take. There are no regulations stating the number of prongs on a flounder gig. Based on our research, a standard barbed flounder gig with 1 to 5 prongs may be used. 

Not sure if the Louisiana regulations are up to date? Check the latest WLF recreational saltwater finfish regulations.

Mississippi Flounder Gigging Regulations

Governed by Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR)

The DMR is the governing agency for the state of Mississippi, and the regulations for gigging flounder are as follows:

Mississippi Flounder Size Limit: 12 inches, measured straight line distance from tip of snout to tip of tail.

Mississippi Flounder Bag Limit: 10 per person per day

Mississippi Flounder Gigging Season: All months of the year in state waters.

Mississippi Flounder Gig Regulations: There are no listed regulations limiting the type of flounder gigs that may be used in Mississippi. Based on our research, a standard barbed flounder gig with one to five prongs may be used. 

Not sure if the Mississippi regulations are up to date? Check the latest DMR recreational catch limits.

Alabama Flounder Gigging Regulations

Governed by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)

The ADCNR is the governing agency for the state of Alabama, and the regulations for gigging flounder are as follows:

Alabama Flounder Size Limit: 14 inches

Alabama Flounder Bag Limit: 5 per person per day

Alabama Flounder Gigging Season: All months of the year except November.

Alabama Flounder Gig Regulations: There are no listed regulations limiting the type of flounder gigs that may be used in Alabama. Based on our research, a standard barbed flounder gig with one to five prongs may be used. 

Not sure if the Alabama regulations are up to date? Check the latest ADCNR Saltwater Recreational Size and Creel Limits.

Florida Flounder Gigging Regulations

Governed by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

The FWC is the governing agency for the state of Florida, and the regulations for gigging southern flounder, gulf flounder, summer flounder, and fringed flounder are as follows:

Florida Flounder Size Limit: 12 inches

Florida Flounder Bag Limit: 10 per person per day

Florida Flounder Gigging Season: All months of the year.

Florida Flounder Gig Regulations: There are flounder gig regulations in certain Florida counties. The allowed and prohibited gear and methods of harvest vary by county for flounder gigging in Florida. Volusia county requires 3 prong or fewer to be used for gigging flounder. There do not appear to be any regulations for flounder gigs in other counties in Florida. Based on our research, a standard barbed flounder gig with one to five prongs may be used in Florida counties other than Volusia County.

**NOTE: The FWC has approved draft changes to flounder regulations to increase the minimum size limit from 12 inches to 14 inches, decrease the daily bag limit from 10 to 5 per person per day, establish a November closure for recreational fishermen, and extend all FWC regulations into federal waters. Final consideration of these changes will occur in December and, if approved, will go into effect a month later.

Not sure if the Florida regulations are up to date? Check the latest FWC Recreational Flounder Regulations.

Georgia Flounder Gigging Regulations

Governed by Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Coastal Resources Division (GA DNR)

The GA DNR is the governing agency for the state of Georgia, and the regulations for gigging flounder are as follows:

Georgia Flounder Size Limit: 12 inches, measured straight line distance from tip of snout to tip of tail.

Georgia Flounder Bag Limit: 15 per person per day

Georgia Flounder Gigging Season: All months of the year.

Georgia Flounder Gig Regulations: Only a flounder may be taken with a gig. A gig is defined as any handheld shaft with single or multiple points, barbed or barbless. Based on this, a standard barbed flounder gig with one to five prongs may be used. 

Not sure if the Georgia regulations are up to date? Check the latest Georgia DNR finfish seasons, limits, and sizes.

South Carolina Flounder Gigging Regulations

Governed by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SC DNR)

The SC DNR is the governing agency for the state of South Carolina, and the regulations for gigging summer flounder, southern flounder, and gulf flounder are as follows:

South Carolina Flounder Size Limit: 15 inches, measured straight line distance from tip of snout to tip of tail.

South Carolina Flounder Bag Limit: 10 per person per day, no more than 20 per boat per day.

South Carolina Flounder Gigging Season: All months of the year.

South Carolina Flounder Gig Regulations: There are no listed regulations limiting the type of flounder gigs or nongame devices that may be used in South Carolina. Based on our research, a standard barbed flounder gig with 1 to 5 prongs may be used. 

Not sure if the South Carolina regulations are up to date? Check the latest South Carolina DNR finfish size and catch limits.

North Carolina Flounder Gigging Regulations

Governed by North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDEQ-DMF)

The NCDEQ-DMF is the governing agency for the state of North Carolina, and the regulations for gigging flounder are as follows:

North Carolina Flounder Size Limit: 15 inches, measured straight line distance from tip of snout to tip of tail.

North Carolina Flounder Bag Limit: 4 per person per day or per trip if a trip occurs on more than one calendar day.

North Carolina Flounder Gigging Season: The 2020 recreational season opens at 12:01 AM on Sunday, August 16, 2020 and closes at midnight on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The 2021 flounder gigging season will be issued by proclamation.

North Carolina Flounder Gig Regulations: There are no listed regulations limiting the type of flounder gigs that may be used in North Carolina. Based on our research, a standard barbed flounder gig with 1 to 5 prongs may be used. 

Not sure if the North Carolina regulations are up to date? Check the latest North Carolina proclamation categories for finfish.

 

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