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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By hog smacker
Hahaha. That’s my daughters poodle. Sophie (the...

Hahaha. That’s my daughters poodle. Sophie (the poodle) does all the hunting things with us. She is only 4 months old and is coming along pretty good in the hunting world.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By hog smacker
Yes we just got all our federal permits and...

Yes we just got all our federal permits and licenses in order so we are doing charters now. I dont know the forum rules on advertising but PM if interested.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By hog smacker
Swordfish for the bucket list

We had an opportunity to take a man fishing that is on a journey to catch all the billfish species of the world. When he called me and asked if I would help with the swordfish part I was honored. We...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 903
Posted By hog smacker
Kids are slaying the hogs

Kaylee got a big boar with her crossbow and the boys and their friends did a 1-2-3 shoot to take down 4 hogs. Fun times with the kids.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By hog smacker
We make little trophies out of the eye sockets...

We make little trophies out of the eye sockets too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By hog smacker
Their eyes are that big. They hunt in the cold...

Their eyes are that big. They hunt in the cold dark waters down deep all day and actually have a special feature where they can pump extra blood to their brain and eyes to get the advantage down...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By hog smacker
O yeah have your captain just swing you by the...

O yeah have your captain just swing you by the “spot” next time y’all are out and have him catch you one real quick.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By hog smacker
Yes all of them are daytime. Right now we are...

Yes all of them are daytime. Right now we are averaging 2-3 a day.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By hog smacker
Swordfish all summer

Finally getting to slow down a bit but man it had been a good summer for the Fishyz Nitemare. We have caught swords on every trip so far this year and we’re not finished yet. Longest fight so far...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By hog smacker
Arrowhead/artifact and fossil help

Ok so arrowheads aren’t really my area of expertise but I think they are cool.

I recently had a friend pass away and this collection was left to me and I was wondering if anyone has any further...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By hog smacker
Yes this is my boat. The “Fishyz Nitemare” is a...

Yes this is my boat. The “Fishyz Nitemare” is a 28 ft sea fox that every trip gets a little more customized for swordfishing, or whatever it is that we are doing. We have really enjoyed the boat...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By hog smacker
First sword trip of 2019!!!

After a looong winter offseason of rough seas and no fishing and lots of boat maintence we were finally able to make it back out. It was a nice ride out with lots of bioluminescent waves and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 47,395
Posted By hog smacker
Portland has a pile of kayaks. Most of the 12-14...

Portland has a pile of kayaks. Most of the 12-14 ft are around $150. 10 ft Pelicans are around $70
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 47,395
Posted By hog smacker
I’m just leaving academy and this sale is...

I’m just leaving academy and this sale is LEGIT...if you need what’s on clearance

Turkey decoys $2.50
Gun cases $5.00
Nerf darts $1.00 75 pk (for the kids)
Nice folding lounge chairs $10...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 95,825
Posted By hog smacker
We got this one on December 17th. This will be my...

We got this one on December 17th. This will be my last swordfish of 2018...come on new year and bring some flat seas.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,060
Posted By hog smacker
Thanks for the compliments Richard. The...

Thanks for the compliments Richard.

The mosquitos are tolerable now and that’s about it. Hahaha
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,773
Posted By hog smacker
We use elusive wildlife lights. We have 4 bow...

We use elusive wildlife lights. We have 4 bow lights, one for each night hunter in the family plus one feeder with a sportsman light.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,060
Posted By hog smacker
He uses Easton bloodline arrows. I’m not 100%...

He uses Easton bloodline arrows. I’m not 100% sure on the length but probably around 26”. We use the 100 grain G5 montec. So doing the quick math I guess that puts them around 300-320 grains total.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,060
Posted By hog smacker
We use an elusive wildlife texhnologies light....

We use an elusive wildlife texhnologies light. It’s the XLR 250 with an adjustable beam width and dimmer switch. The adjustable beam allows us to put the light on flood at a dim level and slowly make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,060
Posted By hog smacker
When he was 9 he was originally pulling 30# and...

When he was 9 he was originally pulling 30# and we thought that would do but on the first sow he shot we found out that it wasn’t quite enough, I think mostly because of draw length . So I put his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,060
Posted By hog smacker
My sons BIG bow boar

Caden is now 12 years old and has been bow hunting since he got his bow for his 9th birthday. He has shot deer, hogs, turkeys, coons, and other things but he just couldn’t close the deal on a BIG...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By hog smacker
I use CE solutions and knock them out pretty...

I use CE solutions and knock them out pretty quick.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 17,418
Posted By hog smacker
They will be at the dock at 11:15. About 42...

They will be at the dock at 11:15. About 42 yellowfin, 15 dorado and some random other things.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 17,418
Posted By hog smacker
21 yellowfins last night. They have moved...

21 yellowfins last night.

They have moved to the shelf and are catching scamp grouper and other bottom dwellers right now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By hog smacker
Check out the carport builders. They make some...

Check out the carport builders. They make some good stuff for a lot cheaper than the red iron buildings like mueller. They will customize them to whatever you want and be plenty stable. We had a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By hog smacker
We did make a stop for some tile fish and barrel...

We did make a stop for some tile fish and barrel grouper in the way back one day and had a good time catching them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By hog smacker
This is actually the only pic I have. It’s...

This is actually the only pic I have.

It’s a 2008 28 ft sea fox with twin DF225 Suzuki’s. I may actually be selling it soon to upgrade to a bigger boat. But it’s a tough decision beause this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By hog smacker
Grant with a good one

Grant with a good one
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By hog smacker
Here is a fan he did for me

Here is a fan he did for me
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By hog smacker
I have been keeping my friend very busy painting...

I have been keeping my friend very busy painting bills and I have a few more fr him.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By hog smacker
More swordfish and a BIG marlin

It was a fun summer of fishing on the “Fishyz Nitemare” with friends and family getting to experience the Gulf of Mexico with me. I really feel like I am starting to get the hang of this. We have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,671
Posted By hog smacker
Even when we are catching marlin they come up...

Even when we are catching marlin they come up dead sometimes. It’s part of the sport. We like to release them but sometimes it just doesn’t work out and at the end of the day it is a legal fish that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,640
Posted By hog smacker
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,640
Posted By hog smacker
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,640
Posted By hog smacker
Swords, mako and tunas O my!!!

This week has been a pretty awesome week of fishing on the Fishyz Nitemare. Started out Sunday with the TBH swordfish auction trip where we caught 4 swords in one day.

Tuesday we headed off for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By hog smacker
TBH swordfish auction trip happened!!!

Im going to let Richard (rtp) give the full report but it was an epic day. Here is a little teaser to be on the lookout for the full report coming soon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 95,825
Posted By hog smacker
We got a couple more swords yesterday. Fun day...

We got a couple more swords yesterday. Fun day on the water for sure.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By hog smacker
I do like fishing the east breaks. Lots of life...

I do like fishing the east breaks. Lots of life there with the right currents.

How did y’all do out there the other day?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By hog smacker
Last 3 swordfish trips

In the last 3 trips we have put 5 on the deck and lost another one on the leader after a 4 1/2 hr fight. We are having a good time experimenting with different spots and different techniques. I’m...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 95,825
Posted By hog smacker
We took advantage of the nice weather and got a...

We took advantage of the nice weather and got a couple more swords yesterday.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 95,825
Posted By hog smacker
Took the kids out for a fun day of fishing.

Took the kids out for a fun day of fishing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 95,825
Posted By hog smacker
We got another sword today. We also lost a...

We got another sword today.

We also lost a big one at the boat after a 4 hr fight, but we will get it next time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By hog smacker
Ok here are a few sunk shrimp boats to keep you...

Ok here are a few sunk shrimp boats to keep you busy for the day. Come out of the jetties take a hard left and head to these spots. All in state waters and all pretty close...snapper, ling and kings...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 95,825
Posted By hog smacker
We got a couple needlefish yesterday.

We got a couple needlefish yesterday.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By hog smacker
My Dad and Ray used to offshore fish together...

My Dad and Ray used to offshore fish together offshore out of Port Arthur. He wrote a few articles about my Dad. They also used to hunt in Colorado together...back when they camped out and put deer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,691
Posted By hog smacker
Sold it $4501 to rtp. Let’s go fishing!!! ...

Sold it $4501 to rtp.

Let’s go fishing!!!

Send me your info.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,691
Posted By hog smacker
rtp it’s looking good for you.

rtp it’s looking good for you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,691
Posted By hog smacker
Going once...

Going once...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,691
Posted By hog smacker
Here we go. Whos going to reel in one of these...

Here we go. Whos going to reel in one of these gladiators
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,691
Posted By hog smacker
Only 3 hours left!!! High bid is at $4501

Only 3 hours left!!!

High bid is at $4501
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