Headed to Venice

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  1. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    Its been pretty quiet here in the lounge..So I thought I would post this...
    Txseadog, Jaredchasteen,Gimmedeal and I are headed to Venice in the Am for two days of fishing with Reelpeace. It appears the weather will cooperate and give us two days in a row on the lump.. It has been a difficult decision to pare all of my tackle down to two rods and one small bag..
    I guess I will flip a coin to decide whether I will take my seeker blksteel6465xh
    /kaikon combo or the calstar gfgr765L/accurate 665 combo.. The calstar has a little bit lighter tip.. but the kaikon has the reel lugs .... Also bringing my new(to me)stella 20000fa/OTI popper rod.. They have caught two over 230lbs this week.. I hope one of us gets a shot at one over 150. I will be pretty worthless until we leave... cant wait....
    Is anyone else going to be down there this weekend..
     
  2. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    Its been pretty quiet here in the lounge..So I thought I would post this...
    Txseadog, Jaredchasteen,Gimmedeal and I are headed to Venice in the Am for two days of fishing with Reelpeace. It appears the weather will cooperate and give us two days in a row on the lump.. It has been a difficult decision to pare all of my tackle down to two rods and one small bag..
    I guess I will flip a coin to decide whether I will take my seeker blksteel6465xh
    /kaikon combo or the calstar gfgr765L/accurate 665 combo.. The calstar has a little bit lighter tip.. but the kaikon has the reel lugs .... Also bringing my new(to me)stella 20000fa/OTI popper rod.. They have caught two over 230lbs this week.. I hope one of us gets a shot at one over 150. I will be pretty worthless until we leave... cant wait....
    Is anyone else going to be down there this weekend..

    i saw some of the reports over at rodnreel about the 200+ lbers they've got this week. I wish I was going...though I'll be there in 2 weeks. Good luck!

    Are you guys going to do mostly jigging/popping or will you chunk as well? I believe the big tuna have been caught on the chunk, but I don't know 100%.

    Again, best of luck, and if you guys all catch those cows and have too much meet just PM me and I'll help you out :p :D
     

  3. Bret

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    Bret,we will be trying everything in the book.. we will have 2 chunking, one jigging, and one throwing poppers or flying fish.. I hope that a topwater bite materializes.
     
  4. jaredchasteen

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    From what i have been a part of the larger model fish almost ALWAYS come on chunk.

    lets go get em.
     
  5. bighead

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    Good luck guys.
     
  6. mcgolfer

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    good luck on your trip. i hope that you get a large tuna. just remember to fish with the drag settings that you are comfortable with and horse that pig to the boat so you don't have to get off the anchor and chase the fish and lose your chum slick....rick
     
  7. jaredchasteen

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    good luck on your trip. i hope that you get a large tuna. just remember to fish with the drag settings that you are comfortable with and horse that pig to the boat so you don't have to get off the anchor and chase the fish and lose your chum slick....rick


    priceless advice, if you have a abig one on, there is more of em back there.
     
  8. gimmedeal

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    Might be interesting. We'll be driving through NO on Mardi Gras weekend. Pics to follow.

    Fred
     
  9. Bret

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    Might be interesting. We'll be driving through NO on Mardi Gras weekend. Pics to follow.

    Fred

    We will have Jared throwing beads and Kevin taking pics.....I will do my best to watch the road.... LOL>
     
  10. fathom

    fathom Lifetime Supporting Members

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    Wouldn't it be nice to get in the 100kg. club!

    Good luck!

    and be careful trolling N.O. ... you might catch something!
     
  11. Ragman

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    Have a great time and fish hard!
     
  12. Pope

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    Good luck and call with a report!
     
  13. DeepBlueGulf

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    Good Luck Guys!! Hope the 200's are there for you!


    Tom - DBG
     
  14. MrBill

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    What happened? I hear it's like a parking lot at a mall around Christmas time on good weather days at the Lump lately. I backed out on a trip for next weekend because I don't like crowed boats or parking lot malls. :eek:
     
  15. Bret

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    Report Coming soon.. We got back about 7am this morning.. No Yfts.....
     
  16. SkeeterRonnie

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    Capt Kieth was asking me where "TxSeaSick-Dog" was at.... those were his words.. :)
     
  17. jaredchasteen

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    We were victums of the glass minnow invasion i believe. The YFT were scarce everywhere for everyone if you got one or two then you were extremly luckly. Most people didnt even fish the lump on both days we were there. We fished for wahoo one day and the lump another. On sunday there was only about 25 boats there. We left in search of SOMETHING..

    SANDWICH?
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  18. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    Sorry to hear about your Lump trip guys. It can be boom or bust there. Add weather questions and it really becomes a risky venture. Some days you are the bug...
     
  19. Bret

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    day one
     

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  20. DeepBlueGulf

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    Nice Hoo!!!

    One of these days I'll fish Venice!!


    Tom - DBG