That's what I was thinking but I do think people do it, boat or wading, so why waste an opportunity? I'll ask Richie at East Side Tackle and see what he says. He was selling somone a hand-held light the other day.
Some do some gigging there. Figure out what wind direction you need to get clearer water. I have fished there when the water was stained but still enough clarity to gig, made me want to go gigging that night. Years ago me and Dad would wade gigged all over the Tar-Pamlico River.