Happy Holidays to All Fishing
FLOUNDER GIGGING IS FOR
EVERYONE & MAKES A GREAT GIFT TOO!
Hello there! I'm Captain David Dupnik, the
Coastal Bend's Flounder Gigging Specialist! I offer flounder trips
as well as guided duck hunts. I have been fishing the Coastal
Bend and hunting South Texas practically all my life. I love it here and
folks come from all over the place to see our beautiful part of the Texas
coast. This year I have an awful lot to be thankful for - especially
having the best office space found anywhere - nothing beats the great
outdoors and the South Texas winter is fairly gentle to those who really
like to be out on the water fishing or in the South Texas plains and
brush, hunting for ducks.
As most flounder fishing anglers know - the season for
Flounder gigging is closed during the month of November by Texas Parks &
Wildlife to help the flounder populations replenish but look out for
when it the season reopens in December. If you travel just about
anywhere along the Texas coast after the first winter cold front, you'll
see many fishermen clustered around passes braving the cooler temperatures
looking for the big run of flounder into the Gulf of Mexico. It's
really quite the site to see!
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN -
And the thing is that flounder isn't all you'll
catch... there's a good amount of black
drum and sheepshead to go along with the flounder catches. Makes it
fun for not just the experienced angler, but it's great for families
and beginners as well! The nice thing about the Coastal Bend's
sup-tropical weather is that it always warms back up after a front passes
and we are having almost spring like weather right now. So, dress
for the weather, but don't let the weather stop you from coming!!
One of the first times I can remember flounder gigging was when I was
about 10 years old and I've been hooked on it every since. It's a
specialty to be sure - but it is one that is dear to my heart...and not
every fishing guide knows the techniques that make for a successful
flounder trip like I do. Even the really young kids - like 6 to 8
years old have a blast that they won't soon forget! Plus they get to
see marine life, porpoises, puffer fish, eel, water birds, crabs, sea
turtles - I love to see how much they enjoy themselves and there parents
are very happy with their decision to trust in me. On the other
hand, the oldest gigger I've taken out was about 80 years old. Just goes
to show that you can't be too old to try something new! He
said to me "Why didn't I try this sooner Capt. Dave?"
The forecasters are predicting a warmer winter for this year and with the
cold fronts accompanied by some rainfall - this should make for an
incredible floundering season! December is one of the best, if
not THE BEST months for flounder gigging. These unique fish are
still migrating and you typically see bigger fish in December - but
remember that flounder gigging is a year-round event (except for the month
of November of course.)
And now - a word about the duck hunting season! The last cold front
ushered in many specie: Teal, Red Head, Bufflehead, Scaup, Widgeon,
Gadwall & Pintail and I even saw some Canadian Geese this past weekend -
so when December 14th rolls around, you can be sure there will be
excellent duck hunting opportunities and I hope you'll choose me as your
professional hunting guide. I know the waterways, blinds and where
our best chances will be. Let me show you a successful waterfowl
hunt this year! Duck hunting season runs from December 14th thru
January 26th. Call me for the best hunting experience in South
The majority of my business comes from repeat customer or referrals from
other happy and satisfied customers! In my mind there is no better
way of doing business and no better compliment than a customer's referral.
This is what it is all about for me - giving 110% on every trip and
ensuring everyone with a safe and successful experience. I'd also
like to thank my customers - past and present and I look forward to
meeting with you to discuss your dream fishing trip or hunting adventure
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On a final note, I am so fortunate to be able to
maintain a livelihood that allows me to have fun, be outdoors and support
my family - all at the same time...It's a great life! Happy
Holiday to you and yours!
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