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Old 04-27-2011, 05:37 AM
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Default Wrecks near Frying Pan Tower?

About the closest wreck I've been to is the "18-fathom wreck" which sits in around 120 feet of water, about 25-miles south of the tower. Anyone know of other wrecks that might be closer to the tower, in 130 feet of water or less? Someone mentioned the "navy wreck" to me, but it's hard to do a search on a generic name like that. Any help appreciated.
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Joe...send a email to Tilmon, he knows about the Navy Wreck. He is fpsndiver on ncdivers.

There is also the City of Houston not far from the 18 fathom and Navy Wreck.
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Didn't they sink a ship close to the tower a few years back?..... Named it after a diver who passed several years back?
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There's one about 1/3 mile NE, I believe, at N33 29.392 W77 35.289. Tickets are required to fish it during pretty weekends ...
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Joe...send a email to Tilmon, he knows about the Navy Wreck. He is fpsndiver on ncdivers.

There is also the City of Houston not far from the 18 fathom and Navy Wreck.
Thanks Ken, hope you slay 'em on Sunday... Think you should hit that Bada-Bing Ledge you discovered.
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There's one about 1/3 mile NE, I believe, at N33 29.392 W77 35.289. Tickets are required to fish it during pretty weekends ...
Thanks, Mudge, is this the Greg Mickey wreck?
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I believe so. Should be in full bloom ...
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Thanks Ken, hope you slay 'em on Sunday... Think you should hit that Bada-Bing Ledge you discovered.
Planning on it. Looks like it is going to be nice.

Re: sunk wreck...that is the Greg Mickey. Named after a diver from Wilmington lost at sea.
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Planning on it. Looks like it is going to be nice.

Re: sunk wreck...that is the Greg Mickey. Named after a diver from Wilmington lost at sea.
Yeah, I did some digging into that wreck. I only got sunk a few years ago. Might not be loaded with fish yet, but I'll bet it is a really cool dive.
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Joe, I gave TJ coords for the Navy.

If you want closer, look up South 40, City of Houston...... etc.

Here is a map link to what the names are around the tower area. ...... CLICK HERE

As for the Greg Mickey, only about 300 yards off of the tower and it has NOTHING on it you want to shoot. I won't go back down on that thing again unless I want to shoot ajs. Not a grouper, sheepshead, nothing.
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Joe, I gave TJ coords for the Navy.

If you want closer, look up South 40, City of Houston...... etc.

Here is a map link to what the names are around the tower area. ...... CLICK HERE

As for the Greg Mickey, only about 300 yards off of the tower and it has NOTHING on it you want to shoot. I won't go back down on that thing again unless I want to shoot ajs. Not a grouper, sheepshead, nothing.
Thanks Craig,
Saturday trip ended up being a clusterflock anyway. We had heard there was really good structure north and east of the tower and wasted a lot of time without finding any of it, finally headed south. To top off the day, had a lower-unit problem on one of the engines and enjoyed a five-hour ride in. Hey' the season's early!
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How far ne did you go? There are some awesome ledges starting at around 7 miles, and some good live bottom starting at around 4.
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How far ne did you go? There are some awesome ledges starting at around 7 miles, and some good live bottom starting at around 4.
I guess we didn't go far enough NE. We started at the tower and worked our way about 3 miles NE. Sounds like we could have found some nice bottom if we had stuck it out a bit longer (will keep that in mind for next time). Maybe it was just good karma -- the spot we ended up hitting was 7-8 miles closer to home than where we were NE of the tower, and with the subsequent engine problem that helped shorten the ride by a lot.
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