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    Drum Can I stick a Redfish??

    The last time we took the flounder boat out we ran across several Redfish in the shallows within reach of our giggs. My question is: Is it lawfull to gig a Redfish? I've seen people stick Sheepsheads while Floundering, but I'm not sure about Redfish.

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    From the TPWD website:
    Gig: Any hand-held shaft with single or multiple points, barbed or barbless.
    • May be used to take NONGAME fish only.

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    Negative on that.
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    It is not legal. You can't bowfish or gig 'gamefish' as defined by TPWD. Neither Sheepshead or Flounder are in the TPWD definition.

    From TPWD:

    Gig:Any hand-held shaft with single or multiple points, barbed or barbless.
    • May be used to take NONGAME fish only.

    Nongame Fish: All species not listed as game fish except endangered and threatened fish which are defined and regulated under separate rules.

    Game Fish (includes hybrids or subspecies of fish on this list):

    • Bass: Guadalupe, largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, striped, white, yellow
    • Catfish: blue, channel, flathead
    • Cobia
    • Crappie: black, white
    • Mackerel: king, Spanish
    • Marlin: blue, white
    • Pickerel
    • Red drum
    • Sailfish
    • Sauger
    • Seatrout, spotted
    • Sharks
    • Snook
    • Spearfish, longbill
    • Swordfish, broadbill
    • Tarpon
    • Tripletail
    • Trout: brown, rainbow
    • Wahoo
    • Walleye




    Whoops - Little Boat beat me to the punch.

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    A big no no.....

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    Default Re: Can I stick a Redfish??

    No way Jose! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerkyourcroaker View Post
    Whoops - Little Boat beat me to the punch.
    But I couldn't find the list of gamefish. Thanks for posting that up. Hmmm... shouldn't a flounder also be a gamefish? One of the big three, no?

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    Default Re: Can I stick a Redfish??

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Boat View Post
    But I couldn't find the list of gamefish. Thanks for posting that up. Hmmm... shouldn't a flounder also be a gamefish? One of the big three, no?
    It's on PG 36 for future reference

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    Quote Originally Posted by JbVenable View Post
    It always seems to be more of 'one of the little three' to me.

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    Thanks for editing that flounder's gigantic juevos out of the picture.

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    That's hilarious, both the pic and the comment!

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