Gigging is a method to capture frogs, fish, and other types of water or amphibious creatures. Since frogs eyes reflect light, it is easier to spot them at night with spotlight; however, daytime gigging is not impossible nor unheard of. Make sure you have a good understanding of the amphibian that you are capturing since not all amphibians are suitable for human consumption. The gig is made with a (generally) 3-4 tined spear head with barbed points. Use the head light or spot light to blind the frog or fish before gigging. The gig is attached to a rod and then thrown or thrusted into the direction of the frog or fish. Alligators are a real threat during gigging in the SouthEast. Do not mistake the red glowing eyes of a gator for the eyes of frogs. Watch where you step. The South also has many Moccasins/Cottonmouths. Gigging can take place in salt water, fresh water, by airboat, by walking, and by a boat in the ocean. Make sure to follow the local rules and regulations for what type of game you can gig.
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