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Old 10-09-2017, 01:18 PM   #52
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Man I wish i could! Good luck guys
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:07 PM   #56
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You guys that keep saying they want to join these guys I guarantee it will be a good time. Even if you have never fished offshore before this group of yahoos will treat you like family. I had never fished on a head boat before my first trip with these guys and always fished on small private boats. I won't miss one of these trips. I plan on buying another center console in a few years and will still go on this trip.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:42 PM   #57
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Is it this Friday the 13th?

What time does the boat head out and come back? I assume out of Port Aransas?

The wife will be home soon and I'll start kissing rear Hope it works.

What's the weather/waves look like?
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:10 PM   #58
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Is it this Friday the 13th?

What time does the boat head out and come back? I assume out of Port Aransas?

The wife will be home soon and I'll start kissing rear Hope it works.

What's the weather/waves look like?
No it's the 20th. Need to be in Port Arkansas about 430-500 ish that morning. Be back Sunday around noon.

Still to early to tell on the weather and waves but doesn't look to be anything bad coming. Good luck with momma! It's really a good time!!!
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:27 PM   #59
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Best trip I have ever been on BY FAR!!!!!!! Nothing really even comes close.

These guys know what they are doing, have all the best gear and will put you on fish. And they eat like kings out there. Great time. Super opportunity if you have never been. The spots on this trip don't open up often.
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I would love to go do that but the Tx State Crappie Championship is this Friday and Sat!


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Old 10-09-2017, 05:27 PM   #61
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One spot filled. Huntindad is joining this circus. One spot for someone else - should have been clear. Boat leaves October 20 and returns noon or so on Sunday.
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Dang Dale, I was really looking forward to fishing you you again. Your land base family needs you more than your off shore family. We will send a toast your way. We'll miss ya buddy.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:14 PM   #64
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Yellowfin, Blackfin and Big Eye Tuna. Add a Bonito and that's 4 different tuna species......this is the trip to nail that tuna bucket list.













This Big Eye tuna smashed a topwater lure
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:17 PM   #65
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A solid ton of Vermillion Snapper - from 400 ft down. Just a little work out
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Beeliner madness!

Sparkles still has it!


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Old 10-09-2017, 08:21 PM   #67
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Deep fry Vermillion Snapper (Beeliner) in peanut oil - SON!

All of these species are prime eats! Wahoo and the Tunas - some of the best Sushi on the planet! It is the best Sushi on the planet.....and that's raw, not even cooked yet. You can cook this stuff in so many ways....casserole dishes full of shrimp, parmesan and fish baked with a buttered crust on top. So many ways to nail some super healthy protein.

Barracuda fish tacos - the Boys fight over this now and not one Cuda goes without a smile in the kitchen.

I end up giving family and friends gifts.....which is always well received.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:32 PM   #68
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I sailed with this group last year and it was a blast even in 8-10' seas. These guys are machines and will teach you a thing or two. Everyone will catch a tuna. Everyone works together and make sure every person experiences a tuna catch. I sure wish I was going again.


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Huntindad and RR are joining so trip is set.
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Fantastic. We've got a crew boys.....FISH ON!
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:03 AM   #72
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I may be mistaken, but I believe RR has caught a big big blue fin



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Yep. But I cheated.

I never landed a big YF tuna yet. Can't wait.

Need you guys to let me know what to bring food, tackle, or whatever else.
I have a Penn 4/0 wide I can bring. No need to clutter the boat with extra stuff if it's not needed. What line should I put on it?

I can make some 2 hook 10/0 drop leaders on 300# mono for snapper and bottom fishing if needed. Or I can bring the mono, sleeves, and hooks and we can rig while boat is heading out.
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Dang............
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Blue fin caught on PEI Roughly 700 pounds



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Excellent - welcome aboard Boys!!!! Each one of these trips is an absolute experience.......memories you never forget. And the crew and company, Salty and Fun!

ONO Steak


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AHI steaks quick seared in Peanut Oil....unbelievable eats!

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We had FOUR FISH Yellowfin tuna hooked up at the same time here. Glen is starting to feel the burn and as we watched this multi-hooked up tuna circus, we noted a big fish bashing Glen's tuna. A 600 to 800 lb plus class blue marlin, swimming and attacking the hooked tuna over and over. The image of this scene was simply unreal......a 70 - 80lb class Yellowfin tuna with a Blue Marlin trying to kill and eat this hooked fish. Needless to say......the marlin won, tuna lost and the visual scene of that image burned into memory for life!

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The multi-hookup Yellowfin circus....with a Blue Marlin attacking Glen's fish scene. Burnadell felt the burn.....everyone felt the burn. These fish fight like no other and they never stop, even on deck, they fight till you kill them. Gladiator crap.......plain and simple.

WHEN THE FEEDER GOES OFF......100 - 200LB Tuna leaping 6 - 8 ft out of the water, hammering flying fish at 40 - 50 miles per hour. The visual scene and sound of this, with dozens upon dozens of these Pelagic beasts on a topwater feed, at night, in the dizzying lights of deep floaters in 3000 - 9000 ft of water, it's unreal! Massive geysers of water, the sound of thundering tuna bodies re-entering the ocean from leaps, missed hits on topwater, with explosive rings and or holes in the ocean, big enough to park a dually in......it's simply unreal. Really, there isn't anything else like this....as so many here have experienced.



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And time and time again, we see Marlin attacking baits, bills striking the Ocean surface on feed....sunrise is always interesting. Barracuda and Mahi........with Mahi jumping with Tuna, Cuda slashing and cutting. The upper column becomes a show of it's own.

Each trip, has a different experience. Even the bait attracted to the lights, free swimming squid and balls of fish circling a chunk of cut blackfin tuna....as the bait slowly drifts down through the water column.

I scored my largest Mahi to date at night, drifting a chunk of fresh cut blackfin tuna. A small bait ball of fish, as the hook and bait settled down near a drill ship, attracted a world-class bull Dorado. He attacked the bait ball which had my hook, centered in the middle of that bait ball. The fight lasted about 30 minutes and he pulled hundreds of yards of line off my 2 speed, most of it in the air. Leaps literally up to 8ft and runs that poured line off the reel. He measured out 5'3" inches in length. The memory of this fight at night, in the lights, running from the front to back and up front to back again, over and again till the gaff........just unreal.

You never know what's going to hammer the bait. Swordfish, marlin....they are all part of the game offshore and the odds are there. This trip....I'm soaking for swordfish deep, lights, swordfish bait - the works.

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WHEN THE FEEDER GOES OFF......100 - 200LB Tuna leaping 6 - 8 ft out of the water, hammering flying fish at 40 - 50 miles per hour. The visual scene and sound of this, with dozens upon dozens of these Pelagic beasts on a topwater feed, at night, in the dizzying lights of deep floaters in 3000 - 9000 ft of water, it's unreal! Massive geysers of water, the sound of thundering tuna bodies re-entering the ocean from leaps, missed hits on topwater, with explosive rings and or holes in the ocean, big enough to park a dually in......it's simply unreal. Really, there isn't anything else like this....as so many here have experienced.
This is poetry...
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Well, AWRIGHT, AWRIGHT, AWRIGHT!!! The shaming worked! We have a full crew and a couple of new recruits to "catch the bug".

WARNING: You are at risk of being infected with the "disease" from this band of sickos!
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Canít wait for this! Looking forward to making new friends and seeing some old ones.


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I am so ready to fish but not ready to go- gotta sharpen knives. Tried sushi with a boat knife last month and my trash knives are sharper- have not even packed tackle
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Anybody still have any "Green Horn" helmets left?
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I think Randy put the helmet on Garca and nobody has seen either since they rode off in the sunset
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Well, AWRIGHT, AWRIGHT, AWRIGHT!!! The shaming worked! We have a full crew and a couple of new recruits to "catch the bug".

WARNING: You are at risk of being infected with the "disease" from this band of sickos!
I had that bug from 1989 to 1999. I managed to get over the sickness and only go deep sea about once every 2-3 years. Not an easy thing to do!

It's a very contagious sickness and very hard to overcome. I can't wait to be on the seas again
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this will be my first real deepwater trip...so y'all go easy on me. from the pictures and the write up from past excursions, gonna be fun. Love to fish, just spend more time hunting than fishing. Like riverrat1, i will be getting the rookie stuff and figuring out what to take between now and next week.
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Sunscreen, Sunglasses, small sleeping bag, cooler to carry fish home in
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outstanding pixels.. What I do not understand is with all the hooks, and fins, and teeth and water on boat, how is flip flops the preferred or safe footwear?
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outstanding pixels.. What I do not understand is with all the hooks, and fins, and teeth and water on boat, how is flip flops the preferred or safe footwear?

Pirates Mitch - just flat out PIRATES!
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Believe it or not, chub is some pretty good eats.
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First Yellowfin Tuna - Wearing the blood stripes - Daniel caught a fatty

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Note the length of the lower sickle - nearly to it's tail....YELLOWFIN



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Old 10-10-2017, 07:14 PM   #97
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Man o man, im glad the two spots are taken, less decisions for me.
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outstanding pixels.. What I do not understand is with all the hooks, and fins, and teeth and water on boat, how is flip flops the preferred or safe footwear?
Because we are pirates ya landlubber.

We have sharp cutlasses to carve out the hooks and fiery rum to kill the pain. Auurrggh!!!
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Better bring those slickers boys, if the long range forecast holds true we'll be in for some rain.
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