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Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by fathom, Oct 12, 2007.
Has anyone heard ?
searched every board with no results.. lol..
I talked with Chris Newman as he was driving back yesterday. He said they had 18 yellowfin, 1 nice warsaw, an easy limit of snapper, etc. He did mention they had to come in early due to a serious shortage of ice.
no way they had to come home early becuase of ice?????????
Ice is a big problem on a boat. Never leave the dock without as much as you can hold. Even if it's a one day trip, it's easy to run through 500 pounds in a 15 hour day. I wish I had a dollar for every trip I had to come home early in my younger days because of a lack of ice.
Remember, the shaking and rolling of the boat is like shaking a margarita. The next time you hand shake a margarita, notice the size of the ice going into the shaker. After you shake it for 30 seconds, look again. It's half the size.
I call the loosing of ice on a boat the "Margarita Factor". It happens. It's a fact of life and you can never, never have enough ice on a boat. I like to have at least 1200 pounds on board before hitting the water.
that happens alot with charters, RIGHT!(wink, wink)
That's too bad that trip was shortened due to lack of ice.
Tomeny has an awesome ice-house with a great machine right there at the dock.
It is very strange why nobody tried to post about the trip.
I like to hear about the trip, good or bad.
I think they got back the day before we got there.
but didn't hear anything down there, either.
Chris, do you have the photos ready for this GEM trip - thanks, Bob
Sorry for the silence folks. I had told the crew I'd post the report when I got home and back on line. Chad had qualified for the Jr. B.A.S.S. state championship that was on Saturday. With the weather delay we made the 10 hour drive home from Fourchon on Thursday, got in a 11pm, washed cloths, and swapped tuna gear for a bass boat. We hit the road at 5am Friday for the 8 hour drive to Lake Amistead. Prefished for about 4 hours Friday afternoon, went to registration and then to bed. Fished the tourny Sat. and Chad got 6th in his age group. Drove home yesterday. It's been a crazy week for me but in a good way. I'll get the report up today. Bert
Congratulations to your son Bert!
Since you did a quick turn around for your son, we'll be patient! LOL
Awesome news Bert..... tell Chad ~ nice job!
They have been back for close to a week. Has anyone heard anything
I left the house on Sunday morning about 9:30 and picked up BullRed then stopped at MC Saltwater Tackle in Dickenson for some Top Notch leaders. MC Saltwater Tackle really is "The Leader in Leaders" Chad uses top of the line materials and takes great attension to DETAIL in his rigging. Bull Red and I got to the cabin about 7:30 pm and I started dinner. Bert told us he FINALLY got in touch with the last member of the group, Lee Bull, who decided to go out on the Big E since we had a delayed departure.
As you all know the weather pushed us back to a later departure which turned out to be on Tuesday instead of Monday. We hung around catching piggies for bait and rechecking our gear and pigging out on food. Bert the shrimp you picked up really was a great idea for Monday night to go with the steaks.
After omlets for breakfast on Tuesday we headed out into 4'-5' seas.
and then we had
That last one in the last set ate one of Grandad's 8" blue runner swimbaits.
Just a couple of kings on MC Saltwater Tackle's kingfish leaders...no wahoo
HEY!! SWimbaits work!!! again!! Nice pics!!! Luv me some swimbait fish!!!