Captain John

Discussion in 'Charter Boat & Party Boat' started by Lumberjack93, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Lumberjack93

    Lumberjack93 Member

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    Galveston's newest Party Boat

    Now Celebrating Our 60th Year

    WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU!
    PLEASE CALL FOR INFO
    ABOUT OUR FISHING TRIPS
    409-762-8808 or 713-223-4853

    info@galvestonfishingboats.com

    Williams Boat Service, LLC, at Pier 19 in Galveston announces that the new boat has arrived. Third generation owner, Capt. Johnny Williams has named the boat in honor and memory of his dad, Capt. John H. Williams.


    The Capt. John is a 75 foot long by 27 foot wide all aluminum catamaran. It is Galveston's fastest and most modern party boat. Its cruising speed is around 22 knots (25 mph) when fully loaded. The extended operating range available on day trips, with its great speed, will enable the Capt. John to fish additional areas that are not presently accessible. Day trips will take up to 83 fishermen offshore, while extended length trips of 36 hours to 60 hours will be able to accommodate up to 40. Bunks for the 40 fishermen make these overnight trips a comfortable reality.


    The Capt. John was built by GEO Shipyard in New Iberia, Louisiana, and was designed by Schuller & Allan, Inc., Houston, using state of the art catamaran hull design technology to ensure comfort and safety. Two seven hundred horsepower turbo-diesel engines by Lugger are the power plants driving the Capt. John. Two 33 kilowatt Northern Lights generators supply the electrical power. For night fishing, the Capt. John has numerous mid-level outside lights, not to light the decks - the standard deck lights take care of that, but to attract baitfish into the water around the boat, then they will attract the tuna, etc. The cabin has dual air conditioners, insuring a comfortable atmosphere even on the hottest days. The upper deck, with its bench seating, provides an area for resting and sightseeing. A full service, dual microwave snack bar is located inside the cabin. A full electronics package for your safety and to aid the Captain to locate the fishing spots includes two radars, two bottom sonar machines, three radios, global positioning system and a weather fax for the latest weather updates, all supplied by Dorsey Electronics in South Houston. These items, along with the required structural changes, enables the Capt. John to be Coast Guard rated for a maximum range of 200 nautical miles offshore. Each fishing spot also has its own rod holder, and convenient bait trays are around the inside perimeter of the lower rail. Fish cooler boxes, built into the outside bench seating, assist in keeping your catch fresh.


    The Capt. John is a beautiful, efficient fishing machine we are all going to enjoy for many years.


    Make your reservations on the Capt. John today for an offshore fishing experience you will never forget.

    http://www.galveston.com/captjohn/plan.html
     
  2. Lumberjack93

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    Say, the Capt. John is going to run two long range tuna trips this winter.

    These 50 hour tuna safaris, scheduled to be run this December 8, 9 and 10 and January 19, 20 and 21, are all on Friday-Saturday-Sunday. The cost is $500 per person. The anticipated plan, which is subject to change, is to leave Pier 19 at 9 AM Friday and then run straight to the deep water platforms such as the Nancen Spar, which is 117 miles to the South, or to the Boom Vang Spar about 8 miles West of Nancen. Primary target species in this area will be yellowfin tuna and blackfin tuna. This drift fishing will begin around sunset and continue throughout the overnight period.

    After sunrise Saturday, a run inshore to various structure such as rocks, platforms or wrecks will be made. Targeted species will be amberjack, grouper, kingfish, vermilion snapper, etc. This fishing will be done until time to leave for more tuna fishing at deep water platforms. We should be there around sundown. Drift fishing for yellowfin tuna and blackfin tuna will continue until around midnight. At that time, the run back to Pier 19 will begin, with a projected return time of around 11 AM Sunday.

    Give the office a call soon at either 409-762-8808 or 713-223-4853 to make your reservations, as these trips should fill up fast

    Lumberjack93
     

  3. sabu

    sabu Junior member

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    Too bad Captain John owner Johnny Williams went on record at the recent Galveston NMFS meeting as an advocate for 20 mile wide Marine Protected Areas, he has been cavorting with the far left environmentalists such as Pam Baker of Environmental Defense who wants us all to fish from a bath tub! These people already have California well on the way to being a big marine park and we do not need to encourage them here in Texas!
     
  4. Lumberjack93

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    Too bad Captain John owner Johnny Williams went on record at the recent Galveston NMFS meeting as an advocate for 20 mile wide Marine Protected Areas, he has been cavorting with the far left environmentalists such as Pam Baker of Environmental Defense who wants us all to fish from a bath tub! These people already have California well on the way to being a big marine park and we do not need to encourage them here in Texas!

    I don't know all of the ins and outs of MPA's. Would they shut down shrimping or all fishing in certain areas? I don't know but I would bet that a guy in his line of work has done his homework in supporting this measure. I would also venture to say that if one partyboat operator supports this measure then most if not all would. Kind of like shrimpers or commercial snapper fisherman. They tend to vote for and support regulations that help their cause in unified blocks.

    Lumberjack93
     
  5. Gunsmoke

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    It's all about money folks. Most everything in life involves money. We will all do what it takes to fatten our wallets. Sad, but the almighty dollar comes first. Smart money wins every time. I told the GCCA twenty years ago to stick it where the sun doesn't shine. Same with all those so called conservation org's. None of them get a nickel from me.
     
  6. Minnow

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    Lumberjack93,

    On Captn John 50 hours trip, do they assign spot or number to each angler?
    or you are free to roam around? curious mind want to know.
    Thanks
     
  7. Lumberjack93

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    Lumberjack93,

    On Captn John 50 hours trip, do they assign spot or number to each angler?
    or you are free to roam around? curious mind want to know.
    Thanks

    Minnow, they assign a spot to each angler based on when they call in and make a reservation.

    However, when they are making drifts for YFT everyone gets on one side of the boat and does their thing.

    Hope this helps.

    LJ93
     
  8. Brewgod

    Brewgod Junior member

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    I'm in on the January trip, starting to get tackle ready...:D
     
  9. sabu

    sabu Junior member

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    Sorry to say that Mr. Williams was the lone supporter, all the other recreational for hire captains and boat owners know MPA's are the kiss of death, we are talking 20 mile wide "no fishing zones" starting at the beach and running 100 miles out. Pam Baker was one of the staunch advocates for giving the commercials an open season with IFQ's and sticking the recreationals with a 2 fish limit. Mr Williams was admonished by a few pro-recreational advocates and informed he was dancing with the devil. These groups want to see an end to fishing period and if Mr. Williams had done his homework I can assure you that he would have found out that these people in reality want him out of business. I don't know all of the ins and outs of MPA's. Would they shut down shrimping or all fishing in certain areas? I don't know but I would bet that a guy in his line of work has done his homework in supporting this measure. I would also venture to say that if one partyboat operator supports this measure then most if not all would. Kind of like shrimpers or commercial snapper fisherman. They tend to vote for and support regulations that help their cause in unified blocks.

    Lumberjack93
     
  10. Lumberjack93

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    Sabu, was Elliott's or any other Texas Partyboat operators there? Just curious what their stand was on MPA's.

    LJ93
     
  11. sabu

    sabu Junior member

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    No Elliot and Lari as well as several other Owners are dead opposed to MPA's....I have a relationship with them as we were working to stop the 2 fish rule by NMFS. California has been dealing with these far left enviro's and their attempts to turn the ocean into one big marine preserve.Sabu, was Elliott's or any other Texas Partyboat operators there? Just curious what their stand was on MPA's.

    LJ93
     
  12. Lumberjack93

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    No Elliot and Lari as well as several other Owners are dead opposed to MPA's....I have a relationship with them as we were working to stop the 2 fish rule by NMFS. California has been dealing with these far left enviro's and their attempts to turn the ocean into one big marine preserve.

    Well, all I can say is that I've been fishing with Johnny for many years now and he is a stand up guy. I'm sure that if he's supporting MPA's then it's for a good reason. Johny Williams has always run a clean operation. No loads of lesser amberjacks coming in on his boats ;-) If you fish a lot on other boats you'll know what I'm talking about.

    Lumberjack93
     
  13. sabu

    sabu Junior member

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    I agree as to Mr. Williams integrity, however I do feel that he is being led astray by someone that the majority of fishermen see as the enemy. If the far left enviros get their way we will all be fishing in our bath tubs, just ask the boys in California. Many people have worked hard to protect fishermens rights and one of our own siding with the enviro's is a hard fact to swallow. Most recreational fishermen that have knowledge of these people's agenda would not have any good reason to support them...in fact there are many reasons to oppose them with MPA's/No Fishing Zones being just one. Simple fact is that once they get the ball rolling it will be hard to stop them...they lie and deceive to get what they want!!
    Well, all I can say is that I've been fishing with Johnny for many years now and he is a stand up guy. I'm sure that if he's supporting MPA's then it's for a good reason. Johny Williams has always run a clean operation. No loads of lesser amberjacks coming in on his boats ;-) If you fish a lot on other boats you'll know what I'm talking about.

    Lumberjack93
     
  14. JohnJ

    JohnJ Junior member

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    Is Capt. Tony going to let overhand casting of popper's or is it all underhand.
    I can see overhand on the bow & sidearm on the port side.Also are they makeing arangements for a quick shower.50hrs with out a bath does'nt smell
    to good. Capt. Tony is a great guy and I'm sure he will adjust to a different
    fishing style.
     
  15. dewman27

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    John that is not likely. The reasoning for no overhand casting is this. A passenger had a hook penetrate his skull due to this style of fishing. Now I'm not saying he won't, but it is unlikely.

    Ben
     
  16. ALW

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    Where are the rods and other tackle stored during the trip? Is braid allowed on this boat? Some boats don't allow since it cuts mono.
     
  17. SkeeterRonnie

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    no overhand casting= no boatride for me... They need to allow overhand casting with RULES. you get caught breaking the rules, you dont do it.. twice, and you dont fish... continue and you are banned from the boats for life.

    Rules-- you make it known to ALL around you are "going out", and you MUST look behind you before loading up the rod to sling the popper.
     
  18. fathom

    fathom Lifetime Supporting Members

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    I am Looking forward to fishing the Capt. John. One has only to listen to stories of experienced capt.s about miles of bait schools parting in front of the boat as they cleared the jettys or amberjacks so thick on snapper spot 15 mi. out they couldn't get past them! This was only 25 yr.s ago!

    Last trip on the big e 92 yfts in the box. Anglers are learning
    quick about the right gear and how to catch them. Soon you will see this boat limiting out and limits being enforced.

    Just an observation from the middle of the road.

    Fathom
     
  19. JohnJ

    JohnJ Junior member

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    The Capt.John was my first 36hr.and I had a great time.1st.bft.aj and big kings.After that I went on the BigE and caught my 1st.yft on topwater.It's got to be one of the biggest rushes of my life.I'm sure that when Capt.Tony see's the fish busting on the surface he'll let the popper's come out.I've been lucky enough to have been on the #2 99yft@#3 96yft trip's on the BigE.I sure would like to be on the 1st.Capt.John trip with a full limit