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Flounder gigging setups

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Any of you guys have a simple setup that’s removable for your skiffs? I’m wanting to go with LEDs and battery setup.

The wife likes to go and it’s much easier and more convenient to keep her in the boat.
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Links to something that connects to a TM puck? Interested in getting a setup on my skiff that’s easy to deal w
I don’t think I’ve seen anything that mounts to a tm puck. Maybe find a used broken tm and modify the base plate? Fabing up an aluminum bracket shouldn’t be too difficult though.

Good idea if your setup for it.
 

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I’m more leaning towards making a bracket of sorts to mount to my casting platform. I’d put it as far forward on my deck as possible and hopefully not get too much glare off the deck.
This would work as well. I thought about making a starboard plate with recessed areas for the casting platform feet, a hole in the middle for the Kenedy tie down eye/turnbuckle and a starboard battery box for my trolling motor battery so I can remove the trolling motor and battery when I don’t need it. Eliminates holes through the deck. You could adapt a bracket to this for the light rack assembly. I can draw something up for you if you’d like.
I bet Anytide could fab something up along these lines...
http://shallowwatersolutions.com/
 

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I made one for a minn Kota puck. Used a spare piece of 2x8. Cut the 2x to about 18 inches. Placed that on the puck, then traced out the puck shape on the underside. Router out the shape while being careful to have the depth set correctly. After checking for a good fit, drill out your holes for the minn Kota keeper prongs. I then drilled about a 3” hole in the part of the 2x that extends past the bow. I installed a rubber gasket & toilet fitting in that hole. The gasket/fitting holds about a five foot long 2” piece of pvc pipe. My light is mounted on the bottom of that pvc pipe. The whole setup would be better with a light on top. The top light would help the guy poling spot fish better
 

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Use 1/4” stainless all thread for your gig prongs and you won’t be having to put your hand under their belly.
I’m going to have some made that are aluminum rod with a stringer attached. I’ve used them before and they are pretty slick and easy to use. You still have to kinda get under them but it’s easier with the attached stringer.

I do have a gig that’s stainless with about a 7” stainless bolt but it’s heavier than I like.
 
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