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Old 03-23-2018, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default Great day at the jetties!

Couple of months ago I asked for recommendations for a fishing guide that was good with kids. Several folks responded, and after calling the guides that were recommended we set a trip with Mike Williams. We booked a trip with him based on the fact he was friendly when I called for info and he has a high sided 23ft Parker, which would make my wife more comfortable about the kids once we were in the water.

Left out of the Galveston Yacht Basin this morning at 7am and ran out to the end of the north jetty. Started hammering the sheepshead almost immediately. We also caught a few hard heads, and my son fought a big black drum for about 15 minutes before we got it in the boat. Capt Mike was patient, good humored, and very accommodating of our kids and did an awesome job of making it a successful trip but also a family trip. I highly recommend him if you have kids and we will be booking another trip with him this summer.








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Old 03-23-2018, 12:48 PM   #2
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Nice haul of fish. Some great memories as well.
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:49 PM   #3
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Congrats, looks like fun.
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:50 PM   #4
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Great times there! Congrats!
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:53 PM   #5
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My family loves to catch Sheepshead , great fight and very good on the table.
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:55 PM   #6
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That's what being outdoors is all about. Having fun with the kids.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:00 PM   #7
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That's one happy looking family right there ! Makes me smile too.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:00 PM   #8
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Great pic and sounds like a fun trip!
Bet his knife was dull after that cleaning job!
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:04 PM   #9
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Makin memories. Looks like a great time
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:05 PM   #10
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Awesome trip
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:05 PM   #11
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I've fished with Capt. Mike Williams a few times.

He can be a little quirky but he knows how to catch fish.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:28 PM   #12
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Was this today? Nice haul of bay snapper! I'll pray for the man in charge of cleaning them! Good eating fish that I never keep because its a chore cleaning them!
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:30 PM   #13
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nice
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:31 PM   #14
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Great day it appears!
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:32 PM   #15
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nice
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:36 PM   #16
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Nice memories, congrats.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:51 PM   #17
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Now that's a good time!
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:53 PM   #18
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looks like yall had fun.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:54 PM   #19
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awesome family memories and some very good groceries
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:15 PM   #20
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Dang! When is the fish fry buddy!
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:17 PM   #21
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Ainít nobody pizzed off in that pic! Well done!
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:18 PM   #22
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Awesome
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:21 PM   #23
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Judging by the picture yall got a limit of smiles! Congrats!
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:22 PM   #24
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those fish creep me out! There teeth look like humans teeth. Good white meat but lots of bones.
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:25 PM   #25
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Very cool! I may have to do this with my family this summer on our annual Galveston trip!
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:44 PM   #26
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That’s what it is all about right there Great family memories made
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:55 PM   #27
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Congrats on the haul! I would take those over trout or redfish filets. Fine eating.
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:10 PM   #28
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Beautiful!!
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:14 PM   #29
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Man, y'all wore the sheepshead out !
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:29 PM   #30
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Awesome
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:31 PM   #31
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Way to go. Great memories.
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:02 PM   #32
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Congrats! Great way to spend a day with the family!
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:07 PM   #33
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Y’all did good.
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:43 PM   #34
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I've fished with Capt. Mike Williams a few times.

He can be a little quirky but he knows how to catch fish.
This......we went out and all he did was sit on the floor of the boat texting.....we never went back with him but then again I won't go back to Galveston..
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:58 PM   #35
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Fished with Mike before off the jetties. Target fish was reds, needless to say we were all wore out from pulling in bull reds all day (all were released). Tarpon was also a target, but we were unsuccessful. But he did tell us the condition were not good for tarpon that day, but we had caught all the reds we wanted so we gave it a shot anyways.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:05 PM   #36
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:09 PM   #37
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Sheephead (while tough to filet) are AMAZING
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:19 PM   #38
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This......we went out and all he did was sit on the floor of the boat texting.....we never went back with him but then again I won't go back to Galveston..

Maybe it was because we had kids, but he worked his butt off. He retied hooks, baited hooks, taught the kids how to bait a live shrimp, worked the net and kept his cool and patience even when we had 3 on at one time. He also didnít have an afternoon trip today so maybe he was more chill about the morning and enjoyed himself some.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:53 PM   #39
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Awesome!
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