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MS Flounder Gigging Tournament kicks off Saturday

Joseph Alexander poses with his second place fish last year. (Submitted photo) Joseph Alexander poses with his second place fish last year. (Submitted photo)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

There's a new twist for anglers this weekend, and it's anything but a typical fishing event. The 2nd Annual Mississippi Flounder Gigging Tournament is set to unfold Saturday night at the Elks Lodge in Ocean Springs.

The event features a wade, boat gigging and kids gigging division as well. Of note, anglers will be allowed to bowfish for flounder in the boat gigging division only.

The entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Winners in each division will be based on a total aggregate weight of three flounder.

A captains meeting will be held Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and anglers are allowed to start fishing after the meeting through Sunday morning. Weigh-ins are slated from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge.

“Last year, we had 136 entries,” tournament director Jun Ladnier said. “We have a lot of excitement this year, too. We already have more than 200 anglers signed up. We will award cash to first, second and third place finishers.”

For more information, call Ladnier at (228) 217-4937.

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