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Old 05-24-2023, 06:27 AM   #1
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My wife and I had the pleasure of fishing the islands again with an outstanding group of people the last 2 days. Nearly all of which TBH crew. Some on thier first, Some have been before.

It's fair to say, most will be back. Those that weren't able to go, sorry, we had a blast without you

Brent,Bryan, bryce, David, Kelly and Pat. Thanks for joining us. Same for the wives. I'm glad to have shared the trip.

First day was a grind but I think it fell together for everyone the second day. Snowflake found some reds on peckerwood point and dukfvr and the boswells scored trout on just send it!! beach

Thanks again people, looking forward to another already

Don't even know where to start with pics. We took a bunch and I'm sure the gang did as well

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Was an epic experience with some of the best folks on this planet, so glad we were able to join the group!




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Congratulations gents! What an epic trip!!
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Awesome! Congrats to all!
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Great job boys and girls. Looks like a great time was had by all.👍👍
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Oh man, I'm "jelly"!!
Congratulations on a nice run!! I gotta go again!! I really miss that place.
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Old 05-24-2023, 07:41 AM   #7
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Looks like a blast!

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Congratulations everyone. Not bad for a group of clones.

I guess I know who is supplying the fish for the pool party.


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Old 05-24-2023, 07:56 AM   #9
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Nice work out there.
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Very Nice...
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Old 05-24-2023, 08:07 AM   #11
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Old 05-24-2023, 08:44 AM   #12
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That sounds like a great trip with a great group.
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Old 05-24-2023, 09:51 AM   #13
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Congratulations gents! What an epic trip!!
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Congratulations everyone. Not bad for a group of clones.

I guess I know who is supplying the fish for the pool party.


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Oh man, I'm "jelly"!!
Congratulations on a nice run!! I gotta go again!! I really miss that place.
They have taken a beating since we went Charlie

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Benjamin Ellington Keith.


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We spent a ton of money on a Tuna trip out of Venice a couple of months ago. I think a trip like this would be much more funner and probably cost about the same.
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Old 05-24-2023, 10:30 AM   #18
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bucket list trip!
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Old 05-24-2023, 10:40 AM   #19
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Always wanted to go, never could get everyone to commit.
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Very nice gentleman and ladies! Guess I need to do this some time
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bucket list trip!
Yup!

Congratulations on the great trip!
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They have taken a beating since we went Charlie
excellent trip and thx for sharing. The CI's are truly special and a place where memories are made.

grew up in NOLA and fished the Chandeleur Islands dozens of times each summer during the 1980's. We'd even bring tents and sleep on the islands. My brother still fishes it once every few years and confirmed our favorite spots and campsites have long been gone.

Originally, the CI's consisted of over 11,000 acres in the 1850's. Today, approximately 1,000 acres exist. The State has millions set aside from the BP oil spill. Unfortunately, it would cost $500M plus to rebuild the islands.

the lighthouse was on the northern most point and our meeting spot ... early 1980's


after Hurricane Georges in 1998


pic from around 2004 ~ 2005 (pre-Katrina)



the lighthouse vanished after Katrina

pic of the islands from May 2022 ... 1 year ago


no telling how much longer they'll be in existence ... 5, 10, 20, 50 yrs ?? One day all we will have left is pictures and memories. I WILL fish the Chandeleurs again before I go to heaven.

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That looks like an epic trip. I had a blast there with TBH'ers in the past. Way to represent, folks.
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Y’all must’a took uncle Pat’s Live Scope‼️
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Great stringers yall!

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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excellent trip and thx for sharing. The CI's are truly special and a place where memories are made.



grew up in NOLA and fished the Chandeleur Islands dozens of times each summer during the 1980's. We'd even bring tents and sleep on the islands. My brother still fishes it once every few years and confirmed our favorite spots and campsites have long been gone.



Originally, the CI's consisted of over 11,000 acres in the 1850's. Today, approximately 1,000 acres exist. The State has millions set aside from the BP oil spill. Unfortunately, it would cost $500M plus to rebuild the islands.



the lighthouse was on the northern most point and our meeting spot ... early 1980's





after Hurricane Georges in 1998





pic from around 2004 ~ 2005 (pre-Katrina)







the lighthouse vanished after Katrina



pic of the islands from May 2022 ... 1 year ago





no telling how much longer they'll be in existence ... 5, 10, 20, 50 yrs ?? One day all we will have left is pictures and memories. I WILL fish the Chandeleurs again before I go to heaven.



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You could see across Katrina pass the 1st time I went. They said it's over a mile now

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Me & The wife had a good morning. caught 75 or so trout & culled out 24 & 1 smack. Released a 30 in red too.

Thanks Again Shane & enjoyed it with a GREAT group of people!!


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Old 05-24-2023, 05:54 PM   #29
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Great pictures! Glad yall made it out there. I hope to do it again sometime.
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Yíall mustía took uncle Patís Live Scope
So easy

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Yíall mustía took uncle Patís Live Scope

No live scope needed, just put your head under and look around occasionally is what I did


Thatís David (Dukfver) and Lisa in background.
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No live scope needed, just put your head under and look around occasionally is what I did


Thatís David (Dukfver) and Lisa in background.
Yep & she was bowed up in that pic! Spent half the mornin unhooking her fish. & was HAPPY HAPPY to do it!!
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Old 05-24-2023, 07:25 PM   #33
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Nice haul fellas.... one of these days!
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Epic! Congrats on a great trip fellas and your better half’s.
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Yep & she was bowed up in that pic! Spent half the mornin unhooking her fish. & was HAPPY HAPPY to do it!!

Yíall should have a dozen or so photos on Brentís phone that I took. Need to get them from him.


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Thanks Bryce!! Enjoyed it out there with ya!
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No thanks needed. Glad to call each and every one of yall friends.

Most importantly glad it finally came together. We shall return!!!

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No live scope needed, just put your head under and look around occasionally is what I did


Thatís David (Dukfver) and Lisa in background.
Lmao!
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Old 05-25-2023, 03:45 PM   #39
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No thanks needed. Glad to call each and every one of yall friends.

Most importantly glad it finally came together. We shall return!!!

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Well Iíll say it again anyway. Thanks Shane! Good times!





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excellent trip and thx for sharing. The CI's are truly special and a place where memories are made.

grew up in NOLA and fished the Chandeleur Islands dozens of times each summer during the 1980's. We'd even bring tents and sleep on the islands. My brother still fishes it once every few years and confirmed our favorite spots and campsites have long been gone.

Originally, the CI's consisted of over 11,000 acres in the 1850's. Today, approximately 1,000 acres exist. The State has millions set aside from the BP oil spill. Unfortunately, it would cost $500M plus to rebuild the islands.

the lighthouse was on the northern most point and our meeting spot ... early 1980's


after Hurricane Georges in 1998


pic from around 2004 ~ 2005 (pre-Katrina)



the lighthouse vanished after Katrina

pic of the islands from May 2022 ... 1 year ago


no telling how much longer they'll be in existence ... 5, 10, 20, 50 yrs ?? One day all we will have left is pictures and memories. I WILL fish the Chandeleurs again before I go to heaven.

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Cool pics Blake! Camping? Guess them horse flies werenít around back in the 80ís!


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Looking at the picture of the southern I wish we would have all been standing out there waving for the camera

We all need to head down to the island together. Maybe pat will grace our presence again

Enjoyed it and talking fishing with the Ants
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Looking at the picture of the southern I wish we would have all been standing out there waving for the camera

We all need to head down to the island together. Maybe pat will grace our presence again

Enjoyed it and talking fishing with the Ants

Absolutely. Miles already
asking when weíre going to POC. And I have Patís wade belt!


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Looking at the picture of the southern I wish we would have all been standing out there waving for the camera

We all need to head down to the island together. Maybe pat will grace our presence again

Enjoyed it and talking fishing with the Ants

Heck Yeah! Lets go!!!
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No live scope needed, just put your head under and look around occasionally is what I did


That’s David (Dukfver) and Lisa in background.
That's the Islander Fishing Lodge (jack-up rig) behind D&L ?

is that where y'all slept / stayed overnight ?
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That's the Islander Fishing Lodge (jack-up rig) behind D&L ?

is that where y'all slept / stayed overnight ?
Thats it. We were on some boats out there. Not the rig.
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Thats it. We were on some boats out there. Not the rig.


amazing how Teddy Roosevelt fished the islands 100+ years ago and made it a National Wildlife Refuge

such an amazing ecosystem and worth the price of admission (trip cost)

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amazing how Teddy Roosevelt fished the islands 100+ years ago and made it a National Wildlife Refuge

such an amazing ecosystem and worth the price of admission (trip cost)

So true on the islands. The trip alone to see everything is worth it. The fish are icing on the cake!
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So true on the islands. The trip alone to see everything is worth it. The fish are icing on the cake!

Fact! I said I wanted to do it once in my life just to get to see them, while we were there Kathie scheduled another trip next yearÖ.
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Y’all must have had one of RBP’s secret magic lure.
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So true on the islands. The trip alone to see everything is worth it. The fish are icing on the cake!
I've tried to explain this to several people. I wish I could have fished it when Roosevelt did. Or even when my dad went in the 80s

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