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“Flounder-gigging with CAPT Mac - great family night” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flounder Gigging Charters

Flounder Gigging Charters
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Owner description: 1. Your charter group will be your group only, 2. The state limit is 10 flounder per person, 3. We include your salt-water fishing license, 4. Our Sunset Charter departs at Sunset, 5. All your fishing equipment is included, 6. Children are always welcome and we provide all life vests, 7. Besides Flounder you can also gig Sheepshead, Black Drum, Mullet & Whiting. You can also net Red Drum (Redfish), Speckled Trout and Blue Crabs. 8. Since we don't use bait we don't waste valuable fishing time trying to find bait, 9. We fish under the stars and Moon light so there are no harmful ultraviolet rays of the Sun to be concerned about (no messy sunscreen needed), 10. There is no long, bouncy boat ride over off-shore waves to eat into your fishing time (we fish only in the smooth inland waters), 11. Sea sickness is never an issue because we are always in the back water and only a few feet from land (most of your fishing is done only a few feet from land in a very safe 4" to 12" of water as skim the mud flats, sandbars, oyster shell beds and marsh grass areas looking for Flounder, Sheepshead, etc), 12. Our completely enclosed full cabin gives maximum protection from the elements - no open-boat, windy boat rides! 13. There is plenty of comfortable seating for eveyone, 14. Capt Mac gives you a brief Flounder 101 course so that you can use proven techniques to harvest the Fish, 15. Our Adventures are very visual both below and above the water line. On the shoreline, we typically see Spoonbills (birds), Great Herons, Pelicans, Ducks, Sea gulls, Manatees, Raccoons, Opossums & sometimes Peregrine Falcons. 16. So get ready to have lots of fun!
Jacksonville, Florida
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“Flounder-gigging with CAPT Mac - great family night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

My wife and I took four children ages 8-16 on the 4-hour trip -- it was fun the entire time! I appreciated CAPT Mac's focus on the children having a great experience. (yes, we also brought home a bunch of fish - flunder, mullet, sheepshead, etc)). Tips -- (1) Be prepared to net blue crabs. (2) Be prepared to NET redfish (illegal to gig, but we saw 4 nice ones right under the boat). Have one person with a net on the side closest to shore (switch sides). Gotta have the net ready! Check out the photos on the website. We'll go again.

Visited November 2013
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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“First Class Flounder gigging”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a great time with captain Mac. The boat and rigging was very impressive. For the 4 hours we spent on the water we covered an extremely large area and were on the hunt a majority of the time. It was a great time gigging mullet, netting crabs and redfish as well as the very tasty flounder. We ended up gigging a "doormat" of around 9lbs. Overall we had a great trip!!

Visited November 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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“Zombie Flounder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was the boys night out trip, two friends and my dad. Sure we knew what we were going to be doing, but we were not ready for, “The Experience of a Nightime”! WOW, what an experience! There was no shortage of wonderment and excitement. Comradory with friends, swaping jokes, telling stories, enjoying the signts and sounds of the intercoastal night life, all while gigging for Flounder with a top notch professional Captian and river stewart. I trip that will forever hold a special place in my memories.
Thank you Capt MacDaniels! ,The Hamiltons

Visited October 2013
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“Don't go in windy conditions”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

We should have known that conditions were not good for gigging when Captain Mac called an hour before we were to leave and offered a rain check. It was stormy and very windy. We could not accept since my company, who eagerly anticipated the gigging trip, was leaving Fernandina to go home the next day. We asked for a refund. (We already paid through PayPal) He refused, saying the wind would "not be a problem." Needless to say, we went on the boat, with Captain Mac saying we would find areas "out of the wind." We did not find any calm waters, with the wind stirring the water up so much we could not see the bottom at all. After an disappointing hour of seeing nothing except stirred up unclear water, and a misty cold rain starting, we asked to go in since it was obvious we would not be able to see a flounder. We were very ,very disappointed we were not given a refund

Visited October 2013
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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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“Captain Mac Fernandina Beach Flounder Gigging Charters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

I've had a great experience both times I have gone. Captain Mac is a very nice guy and tries to give you the best experience he can and has in my experience done so every time. Its very family oriented as well as just a nice night out with the boys fishing. If you like to fish and never have gone flounder fishing its a fun experience and you should try it at least once.

Visited February 2013
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