Freeport 7/24/07 Report

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by bighead, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. bighead

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    It's summer vacation time for me and I'm glad to be back on the coast. Russ, Chad, and myself along with buddy Robert and his son Dillion got out on Tuesday greeted by dead flat seas. Decided to run back to Salvador Ridge since the last trip had been a good one. Pulled up short at the 25's to wait out a mean looking cloud to the south. Made some drops and it was shark central. This was a cool thing for Dillion as he'd never been offshore. We got him hooked up but as soon as the clouds cleared a little we got going again. The B Liners were thick at Salvador and we all got our fill of pulling them in. There was a Red Snapper every now and then but really not to many. Noticed a tuna or two in our chum early in the day but didn't connect before they were gone. Russ hooked the first AJ of the day and let Robert share in some of the fun. It was a pretty nice one at 37". Next drift I hook it's twin and hand off to Chad. Man those thing can pull some line! Dink around the next couple hours with Kings and B Liners until the box is just about full. Somebody yells tuna and sure enough he's back eating the chum. I've got a triple drop rig on and send it over the side a few feet with cut bait on and sure enough, it gets bit. That blackfin had alot of game! He made several nice runs but ended up finishing our box for the day. Cruised in at 25 knots to end a great day with a great crew. I'll try to post more pics later. From the parking lot of the Super 8, Bert

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  2. mcgolfer

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    glad you got offshore and took some friends. i am awaiting my chance to gget back ouot to the deep blue. as i wrtie this i am sitting in a boat in the port aransas city marina waiting for the seas to calm down so we can get offshore and slay a few fish....rick
     

  3. Bret

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    nice report Bert.. Glad yall did good!!

    Rick.. glad to see you fishing again... good luck.. I hope the seas lay for you..
    I just looked at the radar.... you had better put on your foul weather gear..... lots of rain offshore right now..
     
  4. MrBill

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    glad you got offshore and took some friends. i am awaiting my chance to gget back ouot to the deep blue. as i wrtie this i am sitting in a boat in the port aransas city marina waiting for the seas to calm down so we can get offshore and slay a few fish....rick


    Just go for it. Real fisherman don't wait on weather. You can break your fingers like I did last Friday. :D LOL

    Don't pass up the fish like we did last Friday. ( It was very windy, wet, lightning, and 5-7s for 17 straight hours.) Most of the action was 60 miles out or less. We didn't even have a knock down once we left the dutra/dumps/falcon/east breaks area. Maybe things have changed in a week, but it was deadsville beyond those points. The rocks at Aransas/hospital are very good right now. Southern was holding a bunch of Hoo's and AJ's. TAke plenty of beer for shrimp trading. Those guys are very thirsty right now. They are giving onion sacks full for a couple of cases. Good Luck.
     
  5. SkeeterRonnie

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    couple cases! dont spoil them!! LOL!!! Read thru quite a few reports where they are trading circle hooks for shrimp as well.
     
  6. MrBill

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    couple cases! dont spoil them!! LOL!!! Read thru quite a few reports where they are trading circle hooks for shrimp as well.

    Depending on what size boat I am on, I will take up to twenty cases for trading. :D Fajita meat also works well along with a "Hustler" magazine.

    Three things wrong with having a cast on your right hand.

    1) Takes forever to type with your left index finger.
    2) You can't get to your wallet. Must switch to front left pocket.
    3) Can't wipe your arse. Ever tried with your left hand. :eek:
     
  7. SkeeterRonnie

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    yes- a year ago I broke my knuckle by showing myself how macho I was and punching a wall(stud was exactly behind sheetrock)... I impressed myself so much I thought I was dying!! LOL!! all they did was put some cheap-arse splint on it and charge me $350... not even any pain meds!! told me to take tylenol!! Wife was thoroughly impressed too!! so much so that I had to talk her into not leaving my dumb arse.... I learned a lot that night... and now I have a deformed knuckle on my right pinkie joint that kicks my arse everytime I go fishing.... its my own reminder of "dont be a jackassss"... LOL!! wiping was very hard to do!! and usually required washing my left hand several times..... writing sucked! pulling 50 pound boxes out of skids and repacking them was a biatch!! Karma sure tought me a lesson about being an idiot that night!! i blame it on my dad for running over my bicycle when I was 6- anytime I left it in the driveway he made a point to run over it !!!
     
  8. SkeeterRonnie

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    its not funny! I would have to wait until the next xmas for Santa to bring me another one!!!!!!
     
  9. bighead

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    Made it back out for a partial day on Wed. Got a late start due to a nasty morning thunderstorm so decided to stay a little closer to home. We had talked to Mahiseeker the day before and he gave a good report for the Liberty ships so that’s where we headed. The seas were a little choppier than Tuesday but made it out ok only to find the Capt. John working the area. Scouted around a little and found a nice wall of fish that produced a quick limit of snapper from 16-22". Headed over to the 21's to find some kings or whatever but about the time we got there the rain started again. Thought we’d move inshore a ways but the rain seemed to be spreading so called it a day. Thursdays forecast was for 3-5' seas but when we got up it was pretty calm outside. After listening to the weather radio we decided to make a short run over to the SE Lump to get the boys on some easy fish before the winds kicked up in the afternoon. It was kind of sporty leaving the jetties into solid 3' seas but got on the fish and caught a ton though most were just undersized. The winds came up as predicted and so did the seas but got back in with no problems. It’s looking bad for the next couple of days but we’re hoping to get out at least one more time this weekend. Bert
     
  10. STx Fisherman

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    Thanks for the report....very nice pics!! I know that most of us hate to hook up on sharks....but....I remember as a kid....I saw my first shark on Bob Hall Pier here on Padre Island. I was 4 yrs. old and was in awe at how big the shark was...(it was around a 6-8 ft. hammerhead). Fishing leaves a lifetime impression on the kiddos.....congrats on the trip!
     
  11. Ragman

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    Excellent report Bert!

    Ditto on seeing a shark as a kid! I still remember how impressive it was.

    Glad you got out and introduced another kid to offshore!
     
  12. You guys rock brother.....

    My little brother from another mother is coming up here in August and the Albecore fishing has been lights out guys when we are able to et out.

    The silvers (Coho) are thick out at the CR (Columbia River) Buoy and there are also some nice Nooks to boot....

    I wish I could have been there with you guys because Russ said it was an awesome trip.

    Glad to see all the smiling faces bert and we'll be in touch. Tell RBG Fish to get ready for some line peeling, drag screraming Albecore action.....