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Old 07-10-2018, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by dr_freeze View Post
Speaking only about this last Friday - my buddy was at Chicken Rock & Summerlin and caught 6 Kings, including a 40 pounder, 2 Mahi, and a bunch of huge Spanish. They fished with Menhaden until they ran out and then fished Cigars.

At the same time, I went to NW1, 2, 3, and Big10/Little10. Caught 2 barracuda.

You be the judge!

That does make sense. I feel like I have heard this report before. We ran out early Saturday this past weekend to NW 1, and before the weather turned to shit we got about an hour or so of fishing in only had 2 knock downs. I am going to have to find a buddy boat to run across the first time and go learn some new waters.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:49 AM
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There are two wrecks in that vicinity the NW one is the Shad Boat and the SE one is the Atlas Tanker. I've had better luck on the Atlas Tanker pulled some big kings and wahoo off it. About 5 years ago a 15' great white came off the wreck. Great place to fish.

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Old 07-11-2018, 07:09 AM
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If you are in a 22 foot boat then any day itís calm enough to go to the Atlas Tanker you will be able to cross a couple hundred yards past Shark Island. Just read the breakers. If itís not breaking you are fine. Just about every time I go through there I see someone trolling right on top of the shoals. Hopefully they are murdering them as it canít be a lot of fun fishing in a washing machine. With that being just be careful and you will de fine. Try to go as straight into the sea as you can and DONíT SLOW DOWN.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by AB1620 View Post
If you are in a 22 foot boat then any day itís calm enough to go to the Atlas Tanker you will be able to cross a couple hundred yards past Shark Island. Just read the breakers. If itís not breaking you are fine. Just about every time I go through there I see someone trolling right on top of the shoals. Hopefully they are murdering them as it canít be a lot of fun fishing in a washing machine. With that being just be careful and you will de fine. Try to go as straight into the sea as you can and DONíT SLOW DOWN.
this is a picture of Shark Island I took last week, show me where you cross, East and West numbers would be helpful as it don't look like that from waterview
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:19 PM
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I have a 24 c-hawk I usually cross about a 1/2 mile past shark island. Just look for an area of no white water like others have said.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:03 PM
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Awesome overhead Ken .. drone or plane?

Here are the numbers I use

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Old 07-11-2018, 03:16 PM
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I’ve been thru there a few times and it’s obvious where you can and shouldn’t go. Just read the water... much bigger openings this year than I’ve seen in years past.
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Originally Posted by bluewaterpirate View Post
Awesome overhead Ken .. drone or plane?

Here are the numbers I use

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My friend has a Helicopter, I have been running the slot for years and use to run the slough even after the West Slough and East Buoys were taken away. I just thought someone had a current track by Shark Island with numbers.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:05 PM
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I still use the slough too just read the water.

Good picture of the drain area.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:45 AM
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Ken T,

Dont want to quote the pic and fill up the page, but itís a few hundred yards below where your pictures end. Even if I had numbers I wouldnít want to give them to you as it moves. As others have said itís pretty obvious where you can and canít go.

Couple comments on that pic. The tide is super low. Itís also quite rough. Mush have been during the blow This weekend.
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Originally Posted by AB1620 View Post
Ken T,

Dont want to quote the pic and fill up the page, but it’s a few hundred yards below where your pictures end. Even if I had numbers I wouldn’t want to give them to you as it moves. As others have said it’s pretty obvious where you can and can’t go.

Couple comments on that pic. The tide is super low. It’s also quite rough. Mush have been during the blow This weekend.
Low tide but not that rough It was Monday July 2nd,
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Here are two approximate coordinates (top left) of where crossed last Wednesday.
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I think a field trip is in order.
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Originally Posted by Bigwayne17 View Post
Here are two approximate coordinates (top left) of where crossed last Wednesday.
Thanks, that's what was looking for, just approximate
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:27 AM
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Is anyone running to atlas tomorrow?
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:53 AM
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We are planning to be out there tomorrow live baiting
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Heading to the east side tomorrow am. Looking at what may be a decent break NE of the Atlas. Will troll a bit early then headed around the Atlas area for some bottom fishing. Any reports from today?
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