Carolina Sportsman magazine has a article stating that for 2017, 868,264 flounder were taken by hook and line and 24,136 flounder were taken by gigging. It also states that the southern flounder population has declined to a serious condition and hence the no harvest of flounder. It mentions that less people gig for flounder and gigging takes a very small toll on flounder populations, in the next paragraph it also states that '' the overall numbers just don't add up '' ??? What do you all think? I personally have not seen a decline where I fish.