Gulf Coast - Who wants to fish this weekend???
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08-11-2006, 09:45 AM
Had my usuals back out on me this weekend. Only problem is I still want to go.
Snapper or tuna, it doesn't matter to me.
25 World Cat, split expenses.
08-11-2006, 08:19 PM
Looking like THT may come through once again!!!
Its pretty obvious a man needs a fishing fix everyday he can get it!!!!
08-11-2006, 08:28 PM
geaux, my breaux, I would love to make a run with ya this weekend. Just not in the PLAN (I wish someone would tell ME what the flock the Plan is ;? ).
I hope you catch em up. Post pics, even if its sideways rain :grin:
I used to fish :( :( :( :( :(
08-11-2006, 08:47 PM
Nothing final yet......
Looks like bluewater.
Hopefully staying at my camper in Venice Sat. evening and fishing Sun.
I'm waiting on definite confirmation from 4 but I can take up to six. The perfect crew is 4-5......keeps the wallet heavier and enough arms to fight fish.
Sundays are better than Saturdays, usually less crowd. The only drawback is work on Monday!
I guess if I'm going to be tired, it might as well be at work?????
08-11-2006, 09:49 PM
geaux001 - 8/11/2006 7:47 PM
I guess if I'm going to be tired, it might as well be at work?????
this is the second time I have instructed you to................... SLAP YERSEFF!!
Son, if you are so confused as to not understand the critical difference between work and fishing, I think major surgery is in order :grin:
Go fishing, get tired, and ENJOY it :thumbsup:
I'm beginning to think you might have a pair of fighting lady pink crocs hidden somewhere :Q :grin:
Go fishng and enjoy it. :thumbsup:
Post Pics, or tell lies, we will accept either ;cool;
fishless in Gulfport
08-11-2006, 10:01 PM
Snapper head, almighty prognosticator of pink crocs and snapper,
trust me, I'm feeling your pain!
The point, not so elouquently put, is that most people don't fish offshore on Sundays because of the lingering exhaustion on Monday. I for one could give a s***.
I'm all tuna, whatever that means.
08-11-2006, 11:04 PM
I'm good two weekends from now, IF my schedule does not change (it changes a great deal, on short notice) PM me if you think you might need a body and half a brain.
08-11-2006, 11:16 PM
I feel the lingering offshore pain for a few days into the work week when I fish on Sunday, especially when I leave Jackson at midnight to get to the Coast or Venice to fish that day then turn around and come back.
I figure work sucks anyway so I'm not sacrificing much by being tired and miserable, right?
08-12-2006, 06:17 PM
I'd love to take you up on it someday Geaux.
08-14-2006, 07:49 PM
OK, so here's how it went.
My buddy and I met JCC123 and his buddy at the marina Sunday morning. We were greeted with some nice lightning and sideways rain until about 7am.
Weather started to break so we made the decision to head out. We made bait at 109, and went to Elf. The tuna were sporadically busting on the North side but most appeared to be small, maybe 50lbs. We watched our livies drift through busting fish and had several perfectly placed casts with a popper, no strikes were to be had. All other boats reported the same thing....everywhere.
We came to the decision to start heading South but we came across a nice color change/ grass line about 7 miles South. We pulled a pretty typical meat spread and jumped off a real beaut bull and caught a smaller dolphin on a double. One hit an Islander the other a homemade squid chain. We trolled West for some time periodically catching small dolphin. As the Amirante came into view, we decided to hit the road.
At the Amirante, again, we saw lots of Tuna but most appeared to be slow rolling with very few actively feeding fish. After a few minutes, we got a couple of good bites on the livies with none finding the hook.
As it was getting late, we finally got a good strike only to be cutoff quickly. The other rod then went off and this one found the hook. Not long after, a good 30-35lb Wahoo hits the deck.
We fished a little longer to no avail and rode home. All in all, a fun trip, but a little frustrating on the catching end. JCC was great to fish with and I'm sure it won't be the last.
Jim, I enjoyed it.
08-14-2006, 08:23 PM
Pi$$es you off BIIIG time to see fish busting and not biting don't it? Happened to us at Elf about 3 weeks ago. Went back the next day and got 3 good bites. One of them good enough to take a brand new TLD 50 away from my bride. :bashhh:
Jim is a great guy ain't he?
08-14-2006, 08:48 PM
It sounds like I really should have been on board :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Monday morning tunaback
08-14-2006, 10:02 PM
We had about the exact same experience this Saturday. After a great bottom trip Friday, we made our way to Elf a little after 5:00 Saturday morning. Very few tuna there, so we headed west towards Lena. Picked up a few decent dolphin on some grass patches along the way and decided to head to Amirante. Saw a blue chasing dolphin a few miles before the platform and put out the big baits, but nevere saw her again. Same thing as you at Amirante. Tuna everywhere, but just rolling and not feeding real aggressively.We had a few chase live baits right to the boat but just swam by and shot us the bird. After a couple of hours of watching them, we headed north to Lena where a good line was starting to form up. We managed to put 6-7 more decent dolphin in the boat in the next hour or so before heading in. Back at the marina, things seemed to be pretty slow for everyone.
08-14-2006, 11:09 PM
It was a great day to be on the water. Geaux knows his stuff. The "Man in the Blue Suit" showed up late in the day but he missed our bait. It would have been a long night if he would have bit.
Be seeing you out there Geaux (probably next weekend). Tell Adam thanks!
08-15-2006, 06:57 PM
Which one of you were launching at Cypress Cove Sat. AM around 5 in the 25 WC? I was in the 27 World Cat.
08-15-2006, 09:40 PM
Tunatic, we launched at Venice Marina. Might have been a friend of mine, Justin. They made almost the same trip we did but they went to get their AJ's and found a huge school of YF busting in open water just S of the 24 mile rigs. They caught 7 in 2 hrs and didn't get to the marina until after dark. :mad:
How'd you make out?
08-16-2006, 08:32 AM
Hey geaux, don't feel bad about it, it was slow everywhere across the Gulf this past weekend. We made the same run west of you and had the same results in the Medusa Mars area. There were a few pods of fish surfacing here and there but the only airborn ones were an occasional blackfin.
We gave it a try for a little while then the crew backed out and wanted meat. We headed in and filled the box with a mix of dolphin and snapper. We stopped for a few for AJ and that's when I saw the Venice fleet gathering at 152 with rig hooks in hand. Looks like it was slow for eveyone.
On our end I would have to guess it was a mixture of a lack of current and the full moon that had these fish acting goofy. There is always tomorrow ..................... you won't know unless you go
08-16-2006, 10:20 AM
We made bait at 109 and headed south to find 4 or 5 boats at Elf. The tuna only came up a few times but did not want the livies. We started chumming and after 3 drifts we finally hung a good one. 20 minutes later the hook pulled.@#%$%$#@#$ Went back to the same spot and started it over and hooked up again. 45 minutes later we had a 120 in the boat! Back to chumming but we would not get another bite so we headed east. Nothing there so headed in picking up a 20lb. Cow on a 4x4.