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Old 05-31-2002, 06:27 PM
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The weather looks good. Wm e-mail me off line. Your office e-mail address is bouncing and I can't find your home address.
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Old 05-31-2002, 08:54 PM
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Hey, Dragoon
Heading out to the floaters, eh? Roger on the Sunday weather, Snapper head and I were thinking of taking in the snappers. Been hitting them lately? Good luck on the blues!
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Old 06-01-2002, 07:55 AM
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I'm headed straight for the Deep Water Horizon about 4am. Seas are 1 ft out there right now. My buddy Subdude and I will be looking for Bull Dolphin on the sargassum with light tackle. Of course, were not going to ignore the tuna nd wahoo either. I'm going to skip the Snapper this trip.
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Old 06-01-2002, 12:40 PM
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Subdude eh? Tell Matt to quit dinking around with fishing and get his butt on a forklift!! He`ll know what I`m talking about! I reckon I`ll get snapperhead and maybe the gig builder together for a trip. Just gonna hang out by Gus. Water was killer out there last week. Maybe try to jig up a few ling `round the shrimpboats. Good luck in the blue stuff, post your results! Dave
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Old 06-01-2002, 01:13 PM
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Matt said he picked up 6 brown fish out there last Tuesday, biggest was 65lbs. The reef donkeys are still thick around block 265 and for that matter any rig over 100ft. The grass ought to be bunched up now that the wind has died, you might want to look for some chicken dolphin along the rip lines on your way out.

Check out the bouy report, http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_pag...?station=42040
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Old 06-01-2002, 06:40 PM
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Roger on the chicken dolphin, Dragoon! If its too darn pretty, we`ll head on out. Would really like to get into the larger ones! Last week, the water was darn near blue @ that block. If things look good, we`ll go on out to better things! Snapperhead wants a few snapper (go figure) but I would like to see if the dolphin are obliging! A wahoo would not hurt my feelings any! I got a ton of cobia left over from the tourney, so I`m not particularly bent on the browns. Hope ya`ll do something with the big fish! Dave
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Okay Dragoon... tell me the damage... it looked like great out yesterday.....

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Old 06-03-2002, 10:12 AM
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I'm still trying to recover this morning. Matt and I left Biloxi around 5am stopped at a few weed lines on the way out for some finicky chicken dolphin. No takers. I was getting antsy by then and ready to see blue so we blasted on out to the rig just north of Ram Powell and started trolling, lots of Blackfin, no takers. Peace showed up and tried to convince us that we should go back to the west where he saw some YF schooling in open water. I'm thinking if they saw tuna then why isn't HE back there catching them! NO thanks! WE pulled up and headed south to Horizon where we found 3 other boats and BIG YF busting everywhere. The fish had lockjaw though and they made it tough. The wind was dead calm and no current so the sea was like glass, not even a ripple. It was the worst and best day I've ever had fishing. There were State record YF busting all around the boat but they were eating whatever we didn't have. I finally broke out a Hydro Poppers and hooked up a 100-150# YF on the Van Staal that almost spooled 600 yards of PowewrPro but I got it all back after about 30 minutes and had him at the boat. Matt grabbed the gaff and the fish made a final run and snapped the 65# PP. You could have heard me cussing in Mobile. Matt hooked up about 10 miutes later on a fish that promply broke him off on the first dive. We then spent the next 9 hours trying to repeat a hook up with every bait know to man without sucess. The highlight of our dismay came when we had 600+lb Blues swimming around the boat, at one point I had a large Blue chasing a Bonita Hydro Popper. One of the other boats managed a a 180# and 100# YF. One Sportfisher was trolling and managed 3 Marlin hook ups but lost all 3, one was estimated at 800+ lbs. I heard several radio calls of large Marlin caught at almost every rig in the area. The fishing was tough, the sights awesome, the weather beautiful, and the heartbreak memorable. All those things that make you want more!

Did I mention we didn't get back until midnight!
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Dragoon,

You have me Jonesing bad! I just HAVE to get a bigger boat [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

Me and flatboy did the Gus vicinity thing and had a great day. It was a light chop on the way out, and by the time we tied up it was falt calm, and the water was super clear. Caught a limit of red snapper, some lane snapper, vermillion snapper, grouper (too small to keep though), spanish macks, the usual sharks, and flatboy nailed a HUGE king. I hefted the fish to remove the hook and he was at least 45 lbs. Very thick, and put a Penn 6/0 through its paces. We released the fish, which was cauht fishing a live mullet on the bottom. About 20 minutes later a boat fishing the king tourney out of Alabama pulled up and asked us how we were doing. I think they are still wondering why we turned that king loose [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] Also had 3 break offs from very large fish, probably AJ's. Anyhow, that's how the little leaguers did.

Looks like this weekend is yard work for me; but flatboy is off for a whole week soon, so it'll be hammer time.

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