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Old 05-02-2017, 04:32 AM   #51
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Nice job Jimmy!
Especially like the "bowfishing Tilapia" part!
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:37 AM   #52
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Very nice Jimmy
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:54 AM   #53
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That's Awesome Jimmy.
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:36 AM   #54
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Makes me hungry ... Great job
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:58 AM   #55
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New ride looks great Jimmy. I was going to text you yesterday, but was swamped at work. I was gonna ask if you had been fishing. ( Apparently.more than I)
Congrats. You working Monday?

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Old 05-02-2017, 07:52 AM   #56
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I'm a little jealous of the flounder
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:48 PM   #57
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Thanks Gents, yep, working Monday Damian. Etxbuckman, if I placed a well cooked Flounder and Tilapia next to each other, you'd pick the Tilapia... Completely different fish from that farm raised crap you get at the store.
I've been going to Gibbons, but I've heard Fairfield, and a few other hot water lakes by Tyler got them to. On a pretty hot day, you can fill the freezer with them. Better hurry though, the Spawn will probably be over in a couple weeks and the fish will go deeper.
Better get off here and hurry home, wife's cooking more... Tilapia!
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:03 PM   #58
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Didn't think you could bowfish Gibbons. I know right where that is. May have to give it a shot.

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Old 05-06-2017, 10:08 PM   #59
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Hog hunting in the am with my bow. Got a new "Pig Stick" call and some dominant boat urine I'm gonna try.. this should be fun


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Old 05-07-2017, 06:51 AM   #60
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Good luck Trophy.
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:38 AM   #61
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Hog hunting in the am with my bow. Got a new "Pig Stick" call and some dominant boat urine I'm gonna try.. this should be fun


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Well....? And what's boat urine?
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:15 PM   #62
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That's when you pee in your boat, right?
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:00 PM   #63
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Ewwww

Finally got on the water. My dad wanted me to ride with him and test his boat. Didn't catch a thing. I guess the last two floods really tore the river up. But I can see a bow fishing trip in my future.

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Finally got on the water. My dad wanted me to ride with him and test his boat. Didn't catch a thing. I guess the last two floods really tore the river up. But I can see a bow fishing trip in my future.

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Oooooh. That sounds like fun.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:38 AM   #65
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Oooooh. That sounds like fun.
I saw a ton of gar and some giant carp and buffalo in the day light that I could have shot. I will be making a trip again.

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Old 05-09-2017, 07:18 AM   #66
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Well now, that is interesting!

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Old 05-09-2017, 07:22 AM   #67
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Well....? And what's boat urine?


ROFLMBO!! Just saw this- Boar urine, dang spell check


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Old 05-11-2017, 02:34 PM   #68
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Gentlemen! I have officially started a new fishery, and your welcome for disclosing it, because it's so **** fun!

My neighbor and I ran out to some rigs last Saturday in his bay boat. We left out of Freeport and ran straight out to that rig that's in about 100' of water in hopes to find a mackerel bite and maybe see a Cobia. Well about 15 other boats had the same idea since it was so pretty and it was a parking lot... No Kings or Spanish, just a bunch of people holding up around the rig catching Red Snappers that they had to throw back. LUCKILLLYYYY, I had my daughters pink Bear Apprentice rigged for bowfishing in my truck and stuffed it in a compartment before leaving the dock. The rig was loaded with Spadefish, about a football fields worth of them suspended just under the surface on the western side of the rig. Pulled out the pink bow and proceeded to whoop some major Spadefish butt! Got three big ones in ten minutes, depth of shot ranging from 2-5ft. I then gave the bow to my neighbor for a try. He managed to get two more in another 10 minutes, and then he shot without pressing the button on the reel and blew up the gears... Had 5 in the boat, then worked our way back to the pass. It was brief, but I plan on going back this weekend to a rig and killing em till the coolers full. With conditions like last Saturday, you could literally shoot 500 times at fish if you wanted to.

I've heard that Spadefish was good to eat, but never tried it till after the trip. It's better than redfish and trout, that's a promise. Go get you some!!!
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:32 PM   #69
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Let me be the first to say... That's pretty cool right there. Job well done JJ.
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Awesome story

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Old 05-11-2017, 07:41 PM   #71
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Nicely done Jimmy!
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:22 PM   #72
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That is Awesome.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:04 AM   #73
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:57 PM   #75
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Didn't see any of you guys out there today. What's up?
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:32 AM   #76
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Didn't see any of you guys out there today. What's up?
pretty cool stuff
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:29 PM   #77
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With all the fish restrictions now in place in our GOM, this is really an untapped resource for an almost guaranteed meat haul. Picking out the bigger ones to shoot, we managed to put 26 in the cooler in a couple of hours. Why play catch and release on bottom fish when you can murder and keep? Keep in mind though, your boat will look like a mass murder scene when finished if done correctly...
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:38 PM   #78
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Dang Jimmy! You lose your job or something? I might have to lose mine if you keep posting these pics!
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:05 PM   #79
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Dang Jimmy! You lose your job or something? I might have to lose mine if you keep posting these pics!
Lol, not quite. Just have a wife that likes fresh feesh! Finally got some nice weather on a weekend. Come hunting season, I'll be ready for the red meat.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:45 PM   #80
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Just a few days until the Chester shoot!

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Old 05-15-2017, 08:15 PM   #81
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Man I wanna go fishing after seeing those pics

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Old 05-15-2017, 08:40 PM   #82
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Doesn't sound like he's fishing.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:37 PM   #83
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Just a few days until the Chester shoot!

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Don't laugh at my shooting too much. Will be the first shoot i make this year. Finally dusted off my bow last night.


Bring your sunglasses sunglasses cause im wearing shorts

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Old 05-16-2017, 12:40 PM   #84
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Don't laugh at my shooting too much. Will be the first shoot i make this year. Finally dusted off my bow last night.


Bring your sunglasses sunglasses cause im wearing shorts

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I live in a glass house... so...

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Old 05-16-2017, 03:27 PM   #85
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We should have a good group of us from this thread attending Chester. I'm counting 7, if everybody shows up.

Ray....you still planning on coming?
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:17 PM   #86
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Good deal Andy, glad your going to make it. Me and the boy will be there, I have a sweet Middleton bow Im looking to shoot


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Old 05-16-2017, 08:19 PM   #87
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That looks like a blast Jimmy. went scouting yesterday and hung my camera far back there, I leaned my rifle on a tree and there was a timber rattler coiled up right under me perfectly still, my phone won't upload on here but I did put it up on the sam houston hunters Facebook group. It had some cool colors on it.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:32 AM   #88
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Thank goodness those Timber Rattlers are fairly docile! We moved one off a gravel road last year and it took quite a while for it to start rattling.

Jason-- glad your enjoying the bow!

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:35 AM   #89
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See the weather forecast for the weekend? Might get wet out there, which means skeeters

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:38 AM   #90
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Seems like it always rains....then gets really hot every year!

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:47 AM   #91
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It was very docile, neat to see. Good luck at the shoot guys.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:52 AM   #92
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Last night said storms expected in the afternoon to evening and hang around through tuesday or so. Whatever, i paid my money, I'm shooting. Csnt be worse than that shoot near galveston a couple years back

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Old 05-17-2017, 08:05 AM   #93
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Docile but intimidating none the less!

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Old 05-17-2017, 08:09 AM   #94
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How did the SHNF thread get derailed and shift to saltwater fishing

Seriously, I knew we had timber rattlers here but i can never find them. I dont see them around the house either just a few miles north of Sam.

I wish i wasn't busy this weekend or i would meet you fellers out in Chester
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What time you fellas going to meet up on Saturday. Looking like I will show up around 8am timeframe.

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Old 05-17-2017, 08:29 AM   #96
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Doors should open for cards around 8, take a few warmup shots and hit the trail. I'll be there around 7:30

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I wish i wasn't busy this weekend or i would meet you fellers out in Chester
Man, try to rearrange your schedule if you can, you will be missing a great shoot!

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Old 05-17-2017, 12:52 PM   #98
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Scott, we will be there around 7:30 as well.

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Old 05-17-2017, 07:03 PM   #99
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We should have a good group of us from this thread attending Chester. I'm counting 7, if everybody shows up.

Ray....you still planning on coming?
That was the plan until Friday when I saw the new schedule. Corporate visit so everyone has to work. Maybe next time. Good luck to everyone.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:52 AM   #100
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Dang, sorry to hear that Ray! You will be missed.

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