Well I tried it Saturday night. Didn't even see the first one, but I soon realized why. There was a couple of guys out there in a flounder boat that was working the same area. These guys had an awesome setup. The front of the boat had a rail with about 8 huge spotlights mounted on the front. It had a really nice rack on the back for the prop powered motor. The steering controls for it ran up to the front deck somehow. I wish my flatbottom was setup like that. This looked like one serious flounder gigging rig.
I watched them go by me on the opposite side of the bayou. They had the water out in front of them lit up like a football stadium, and I looked down at my crapppy little lantern and gave up.