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Originally Posted by xs_tackle
I hear both DSHQ (800.705.3474) and Dolphin Docks (800.EYE.FISH) in Pt A are looking to put together tuna trips leaving 12/21 or 12/22 to replace those just cancelled. . . .


Neither the Gulf Eagle 12/21 tuna trip nor the La Pesca 12/22 trip will go unless a minimum load express an interest in those dates. If you're interested, speak up.
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I just called DSHQ and put my name on the list for next Friday 6am depart.


I think,
That's eight on the list, need 2 more to go, 7 more to fill to the trip.
Never been on the G.E. But a little Gulf coast road trip won't be a bad deal.
Might have some questions early next week.

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yea that goes for me 2
 

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Those could sneak up and be excellent trips if the weather offers a window.

I've never fished those boats, but I'm signed up for a 48 hour in mid January where we've chartered both of those boats. Well have 12-13 on each boat and lots of harassing going on! Haha
 

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I've never fished those boats, but I'm signed up for a 48 hour in mid January where we've chartered both of those boats. Well have 12-13 on each boat and lots of harassing going on! Haha

Hey Tom .... I believe you guys have the Pelican and the Gulf Eagle Chartered for Tuna Seis or Seis Tuna ..... whatever!:p
 

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I wish I could go on the boat on Dec. 21.
How big is th Gulf Eagle ? Does the Gulf Eagle have enough room to cast ?
How is the bottom fishing opportunities like AJ or grouper on their 48 hour tirps ?
 

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. . .How big is the Gulf Eagle? Does the Gulf Eagle have enough room to cast ? How is the bottom fishing opportunities like AJ or grouper on their 48 hour trips ?

They say 73 ft long. Ten make a load; they've been known to take 12-13, but that doesn't seem to be in the cards for this trip.

The bow presents excellent casting for right- or left-handed casting; port side forward of the wheelhouse offers spots for more right-handed casting. Some more spots near stern (better for lefties, but doable). If everyone wants to cast--I'd expect, space will be shared (I'd guess by rotation--cast and move toward the stern on the retrieve). But, even w/13 on board 11/30-12/1, there was enough room at the bow to cast w/o interruption.

Bottom fishing for AJ, grouper is a topic which could be discussed with the Capt before/during trip. Generally this comes second to tuna fishing, (Noble Clyde Boudreaux--10-12 hr ride each way--is very newly anchored at its present position in 8000ft of water; I don't expect it to be a venue for AJ or grouper--at least not yet. However, on the way back, you'd pass by/near known AJ, Grouper structure. Problem wouldl then be whether there's room in the boxes for more fish. Again, good topic to discuss w/Capt before trip.

It's a bring your own food deal. When I last fished GE--11/30-12/1--someone forgot the coffee pot. I'm bringing one this time--easier to stow than to do w/o.

So far, weather looks good.
 

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I wish I could go on the boat on Dec. 21.
How big is th Gulf Eagle ? Does the Gulf Eagle have enough room to cast ?
How is the bottom fishing opportunities like AJ or grouper on their 48 hour tirps ?
on the GE trip i fished about a yr ago, we stopped to troll for hoos on the way out as well as some AJ fishing. granted we did fish at B-vang. then the next day we moved in to fish for AJs all day as well, granted again we didnt slay the YF to the point of rturning 12hrs early boxes full.
we then fished til about 11-12midnight the next night and steamed back.

this was at boomvang on a successful trip but not to the extent of these recent runs south

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xs tackle/TeamOso,
Thanks for the information. I love grouper jigging as much as tuna jigging.
I am thinking about going on an overnight trip out of Madeira Beach or Tarpon Spring, Fl for grouper jigging when our family fly down to Naples, Fl during Christmas Holidays. :)
The Gulf Eagle looks good for casting as only 10 - 13 guys fish. I hope I can catch one more yft before 2008. If evreyone wants to cast, I could use baits. Before I became addicted jig fisherman, I was pretty good tuna bait fisherman. :)
 

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myself along with 13 friends from work had the Gulf Eagle last weekend for a tuna trip the the Noble Clyde Boudreaux. Captains Keith & Marvin were great, as were the 2 deck hands, Clint & Miles. But be aware the head on the boat is a joke. We'd have been better off with a litter box. The little closet where the head is located is beyond disgusting. Seems the prefered method of taking a dump is to climb up on the to rail, hook your feet in the middle rail, and let er go. This was demostrated by Miles in 12' seas @16 knots. ASK before you leave port about the head. We left the tuna biting right at the boat. No more room in the boxes. Here's a pic of our catch. Have a great, safe trip

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It seems the Gulf Eagle trip on Dec 28-30 is my only choice to catch yft before 2008. :)
It is long hours to get to Boudreaux (10-12 hours ?), but I don't mind as long as I have a chance to land a 100 lbs yft on poppers and there is no alternatives. :)
Ho is going on the trip ?
 
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It seems the Gulf Eagle trip on Dec 28-30 is my only choice to catch yft before 2008. :)
It is long hours to get to Boudreaux (10-12 hours ?), but I don't mind as long as I have a chance to land a 100 lbs yft on poppers and there is no alternatives. :)
Ho is going on the trip ?
I am, I just rescheduled this weekends trip for then. Last I checked there were 7 guys. Come on down!
 

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It seems the Gulf Eagle trip on Dec 28-30 is my only choice to catch yft before 2008. . . .

I understand the boat-wise and weather-wise you have the 12/21-23 option. As of Sat afternoon, Gulf Eagle had 8-9 signed up for the 12/21-23 tuna trip. I understood the group whose 12/14-16 was canceled for weather had opted for 12/28-30. So, unless GE has scotched the 12/21-23 trip w/o letting me know (they said the list of anglers was growing nicely and they were going to look at it again next week), that the boat is still available and the weather is still looking good. It's anyone's guess what comes the following weekend.
 

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But be aware the head on the boat is a joke. We'd have been better off with a litter box. The little closet where the head is located is beyond disgusting. Seems the prefered method of taking a dump is to climb up on the to rail, hook your feet in the middle rail, and let er go. This was demostrated by Miles in 12' seas @16 knots. ASK before you leave port about the head.

Last November, I had the same comment. I went with my lawyer and some of his friends. When I saw the "JOHN" I knew it going to be "Hold It". Well, my lawyer kept throwing me those energy bars through the night. They are loaded with nuts, bran, and fiber. Not good for a guy that never eats that stuff.

I made a great mistake. I heard they had a microwave. I love hamburgers. I stopped off at Wal Mart and bought 6 of these strange looking microwave hamburgers. There were disgusting, but I eat a lot. I downed all of them and about 8 of high bran energy bars.

Around 3 in the morning, the seas were in the 14 foot range as a cold front hit us. I had already boated 5 YF's and was just standing there in pain watching others spend 2 hours trying to bring in the last tuna in the heavy seas. I was so cramped up, I couldn't move. I was just standing there squeezing my buttocks. I had opened up that crap-per door around midnight and almost fainted.

I'm like clockwork. Every morning I do my business. That's it for the day. But, your schedule gets messed up on an all nighter. I stood there outside on the transom as the Capt headed us back to the dock. Everybody else went inside. I could move I was in such pain. It was about 45 degrees, the wind was around 40 knots, and the saltwater was spraying all over me. I knew it was now or never for me to unload some of those energy bars.

I won't go into details, but was one "Water Squat" I will never forget.:eek:

This past weekend I had two choices to fish. One was on a private boat and the other was with my lawyer and 6 others. My lawyer had chartered the Pelican. When the private boat canceled, I decided to go on the Pelican. With only about 7 guys I wouldn't feel cramped for space. It was my understanding that it was a go because we would have limited out the first night.

I had the truck loaded up with 600 pounds of ice, gear, "soft easy on the stomach food". I've never seen the "John" on the Pelican. I was in shock when I got the call that we weren't going. It would have been just fine as we would have returned about the time the front arrived. So, I went hunting.
 

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...Well, my lawyer kept throwing me those energy bars through the night. They are loaded with nuts, bran, and fiber. Not good for a guy that never eats that stuff.

I made a great mistake. I heard they had a microwave. I love hamburgers. I stopped off at Wal Mart and bought 6 of these strange looking microwave hamburgers. There were disgusting, but I eat a lot. I downed all of them and about 8 of high bran energy bars.


LMAO....too funny!

Thanks for the story....lol.
 
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