Capt John

Discussion in 'Charter Boat & Party Boat' started by red34, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. red34

    red34 Guest

    Does anyone know if the Capt John is still up and running? Also, I never see the 50hr trips on the schedule...do they do those?
     
  2. BretABaker

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    i would be absolutely shocked if they do any trips for 6 months....would actually be surprised if they're still in business.
     

  3. 2busy

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    Does pier 19 even exist anymore?
     
  4. kidflex

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    36 hour trips on the captain john are not worth it. ive been on a few 36 hr trips with that boat and i believe they cater to a select few people. not trying to start anything just my opinion. pm me for details.
     
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  5. BretABaker

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    36 hour trips on the captain john are not worth it. ive been on a few 36 hr trips with that boat and i believe they cater to a select few people. not trying to start anything just my opinion. pm me for details.

    i agree. i wont do one again.
     
  6. red34

    red34 Guest

    i spoke with them today. they are still up and running and the late october trip is still on. with no big e for a while, what other options are there that would be better than capt john? (i'd be driving from dallas)
     
  7. oldtrackster

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    Deep Sea Headquarters out of Port A. Further drive and further run on boat. But they seem to me to be the next best operation for Yellow Fin on the Texas coast second to the Big E. There may not be any spots left and I would try to get the local Celebrity "Snagged" to go as well for his knowledge and he fishes that boat some. Dolphin Dock right down the street catches some Yellow Fin but the boats are slower and not as nice, but they charge less.
     
  8. SpecialK

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    Deep Sea Headquarters out of Port A. Further drive and further run on boat. But they seem to me to be the next best operation for Yellow Fin on the Texas coast second to the Big E. There may not be any spots left and I would try to get the local Celebrity "Snagged" to go as well for his knowledge and he fishes that boat some. Dolphin Dock right down the street catches some Yellow Fin but the boats are slower and not as nice, but they charge less.
    DD does not fish quite as hard as DSH. I have had some pretty good experiences with DD, but, DSH has had much better consistancy over the last couple of years...
     
  9. SkeeterRonnie

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    DSH is my favorite... even OVER the Big E.....
     
  10. BretABaker

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    both boats are as slow as molasses. 15 knots as i remember. I think the capt and crew are good, though.
     
  11. TeamOso

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    both boats are as slow as molasses. 15 knots as i remember. I think the capt and crew are good, though.
    correct, 13-15 on the pelican
     
  12. shanker

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    I know that the Dolphin maxes out at 12Knots....Ive been on that boat in 6-8ft seas...not very fun
     
  13. amaze_em

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    I did not see any overnight trips on DSH's website. How much are their trips and how often do they run?
     
  14. TeamOso

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    I did not see any overnight trips on DSH's website. How much are their trips and how often do they run?
    i think its 450 plus surcharge...they start running em in october i believe call them up...the gulf eagle does the open charters for the most part and pelican private...also unlike double D they dont go if the weather blows. double d will go in anything < 13ft i believe
     
  15. red34

    red34 Guest

    on the 12 hr trips out of deep sea hq they don't allow ice chests, don't have anywhere to sleep other than the benches, and no livewell. i've only been on the pelican i think...

    just curious as to what makes this boat better than the capt john? especially at higher cost and 3 hr longer drive? do they really catch that many more yellowfin? if so, then i see the benefit.

    on a side note, should i bring some trolling lures for in between fishing spots? we trolled in ca but i never have on any 12 hr trips. didn't know if they changed it up on the longer trips.
     
  16. red34

    red34 Guest

    i pulled up the archived trips on deep sea hq's website. i definately like the yellowfin #'s compared to the capt john. i emailed them, but yall might have better answers to the following questions:

    sleeping/showering arrangements?
    ice chests allowed?
    tackle storage (milk crates etc...) up top?
    usual trip length/cost?
     
  17. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    i pulled up the archived trips on deep sea hq's website. i definately like the yellowfin #'s compared to the capt john. i emailed them, but yall might have better answers to the following questions:

    sleeping/showering arrangements?
    ice chests allowed?
    tackle storage (milk crates etc...) up top?
    usual trip length/cost?

    1) gulf eagle has bunks...on the main deck. not terribly comfortable. Showering? On a boat? What's that??? ;)
    2) yes - they provide no food
    3) not that i recall
    4) the one i went on got cut short i think. i want to say i paid 650.
     
  18. rtran

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    I know that the Dolphin maxes out at 12Knots....Ive been on that boat in 6-8ft seas...not very fun

    Agreed.
     
  19. TeamOso

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    pelican and gulf eagle both have livewells but they are less than conventional....no shower pelican has like 8bunks total if that. has good captain. dont email just call them though....and yes ice chests allowed bring your own food for 2days

    Kevin
     
  20. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    12-15 knots is painfully slow.

    ive slept plenty of times on the deck of party boats up north when doing overnight canyon trips and its fine i guess.....but then again the price is 1/3 as much so i didn't care. in hindsight it was stupid since bunks cost $10 I think