Flower Garden/Gunnison/Ocean Star trip

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Minnow, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Minnow

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    We are back from the trip.
    Total catch 16 YFT, 1 wahoo, 0 black fin tuna:D .
    I will post picture later.
     

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  3. Pope

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    I can't wait to see the hoos hitting the popper!
     
  4. jt2hunt

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    How about a ceramic coated popper?
     
  5. tngbmt

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    was the hoo on popper trolled or cast?
     
  6. jt2hunt

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    trolled, the cheating method(inside joke for tj)
     
  7. gimmedeal

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    From the tackle that's visible, it looks like another OTI fact finding mission. Whose boat? Is the Phat Cat back on the water? Is that popper rigged with wire and what's the story behind that? Also is that one of those antique 16000F's still catching fish?
    Way to go guys.

    Fred
     
  8. jt2hunt

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    Frank Vu's Boat! Yes! Yes, to catch toothy fish! Yes!
     
  9. jasontouchet

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    East or West Flower Garden?
     
  10. Minnow

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    From the tackle that's visible, it looks like another OTI fact finding mission. Whose boat? Is the Phat Cat back on the water? Is that popper rigged with wire and what's the story behind that? Also is that one of those antique 16000F's still catching fish?
    Way to go guys.

    Fred

    Fred,
    That antique reel still strong and kicking:) , I just wanted to catch Wahoo on popper that's the reason I rigged it with wire.
    Btw, Phatcat is back on the water.

    West garden.
     
  11. Bret

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    Good Job Guys!!! Glad yall made it happen.. nice pics too
     
  12. DeepBlueGulf

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    Awesome trip! Looking forward to more detailed reports. Wahoo on the popper? Very interesting, even if you did troll it. One of the things on my list of to do's, is to hook a Hoo on a bomb or jig!

    More later.

    DBG
     
  13. jt2hunt

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    We had a triple knockdown, but the popper was the only one that stayed. I wish we had more action with the wahoo, but we just did not have enough time at the gardens. The seas were a booger on the way out and it was a very long boat ride out there and we arrived close to dark. If we had been there earlier I think we could have raised some with poppers after a knockdown. Trolling poppers is working very well.
     
  14. Pope

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    I thought I recognized the boat. I am glad you guys are getting along and putting the wood to the fish! Get the video up!
     
  15. MrBill

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    Nice trip!!!

    I was going to go out this weekend but my wife had her gallbladder removed so I had to back out. The boat I was going on did very well also. They went to Hoover. They were done with their tuna by 10 PM. They tried soaking squid for swords the rest of the night with no results.

    Glad you had a great trip. The tuna are still hanging around as water temps and food supply are favorable for them.
     
  16. jt2hunt

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    yep, in the morning the tuna were jumping out of the water all over the place. Actually saw one do a flip like a mako. I have never seen one flip. We saw some good sized ones busting. I love seeing those fish.
     
  17. Minnow

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    Sushi and sashimi dinner.
     

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  19. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    Mac rules!

    Lovely pics! Congrats my friends. I am now hungry.