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Old 07-21-2021, 07:25 AM   #1
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Default Bonefish in Texas / Want RARE - YOU GOT IT

So - if and when someone asks.....

"DOES TEXAS HAVE BONEFISH?"


Yes


Then show them a TEXAS BONEFISH


Yeah - As the years of hammering the salt here at home - she's yielding a lot of firsts for me and this is the reason why I'm growing gills.......



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Old 07-21-2021, 07:30 AM   #2
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To cool, congrats
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Old 07-21-2021, 07:56 AM   #3
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Wow
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:00 AM   #4
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Nice! I’m assuming LLM.
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:01 AM   #5
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What area of the coast did you catch it? Don't need GPS just a general area, I'm guessing way south. There's been a lot of snook caught in the Freeport area the last few years. That's pretty cool to catch a Bonefish in Texas.
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:03 AM   #6
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crazy...
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:04 AM   #7
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It’s a mullet.

Lol kidding.
That’s pretty awesome.
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:31 AM   #8
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Given the freeze this year, that is amazing.

I had an old salt several years ago tell me there use to be quite a bit in Baffin.
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:47 AM   #9
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is there a pic im not seeing?
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:47 AM   #10
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Rare indeed.
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:50 AM   #11
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So - if and when someone asks.....

"DOES TEXAS HAVE BONEFISH?"


Yes


Then show them a TEXAS BONEFISH


Yeah - As the years of hammering the salt here at home - she's yielding a lot of firsts for me and this is the reason why I'm growing gills.......



Cool and on a party boat with squid?
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:55 AM   #12
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Crazy stuff
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:57 AM   #13
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Crazy stuff

Get home son - we got work to do
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:00 AM   #14
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Rob, that's a sharp-nosed mullet!!
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:41 AM   #15
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Nice catch State record is only 3.75 now go get a bigger
One
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:44 AM   #16
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That is awesome!
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:47 AM   #17
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Nice catch State record is only 3.75 now go get a bigger
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If I know Rob, he's already tied up a dozen more of whatever fly he caught that on, has the spot marked on GPS, and will be stealthily wading in from 1/2 mile out, with the sun in his face...



Awesome trophy, Roberto! Only you brother....
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:57 AM   #18
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If I know Rob, he's already tied up a dozen more of whatever fly he caught that on, has the spot marked on GPS, and will be stealthily wading in from 1/2 mile out, with the sun in his face...



Awesome trophy, Roberto! Only you brother....
I hope so and really hope he gets another one or 12
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Old 07-21-2021, 10:14 AM   #19
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Very cool! I caught a few in May, but in Turks & Caicos, not Texas.
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:21 AM   #20
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I'm not a saltwater guru....but you, Sir, have won the saltlife lottery!

Not many people in that club!

I was on 2cool or TFF the other day and there was a thread about all the bonefish being caught on the big party boats lately. Something to do with weather conditions/tidal anomalies/water temps etc. that was pushing them into newer waters.

Keep your spots and techniques secret until you get one for the wall!
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:50 AM   #21
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Are bonefish regulated, or protected in any way in Texas?
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:55 AM   #22
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Attaboy, Rob!
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:03 PM   #23
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They started showing up in TPWD gill net surveys about 10-15 years ago. I remember seeing a couple of decent size ones caught in some type of net in Corpus Christi Bay awhile back.
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:11 PM   #24
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Someone got lost
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:11 PM   #25
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Bravo Zulu!
Congrats Rob, thatís awesome.
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:08 PM   #26
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I had no clue… very cool
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:18 PM   #27
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Nice catch, congratulations.
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:43 PM   #28
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Too cool, congrats. Fished for them only one time off the north end of Cozumel and could not get one hooked.
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Old 07-21-2021, 06:09 PM   #29
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And, congrats! I have never heard of someone actually catching one on a rod and reel.
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Old 07-21-2021, 07:24 PM   #30
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My son caught one on a piece of breakfast sausage and a hand line in Cozumel. Didn't know they strayed up to Texas.
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:23 PM   #31
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Cool Stuff Rob
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Old 07-21-2021, 10:59 PM   #32
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Are bonefish regulated, or protected in any way in Texas?
I don't believe they're regulated in Texas.
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