New "Chew On This" 12 Wahoo in 1.5 hours Flower Gardens

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Captain Chancey, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Captain Chancey

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    I thought I would spice up you guys Monday morning with a little offshore fishing out of Freeport, TX to the Flower Gardens. We began the trip fishing the offshore rigs as far out as a 130 miles. The tuna didn't participate at night so we ended up trolling for Marlin and Wahoos. The marlin didn't materilize but the Wahoo were on fire. We filmed a whole show on the hoos in 1.5 hours. Hope you like it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCmPCntzLqo
     
  2. ashton

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  3. Argo

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    tom hilton was in on that one huh.
     
  4. Argo

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    just so you know, a potlicker is someone that comes up on you and fishes right on top of you. you are using the term incorectly but that is alright. your from FL, hilton probably told you that just to mess with you. :)
     
  5. Captain Chancey

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    Argo did you recognize him first or after I mentioned his name. I like Tom. He is a good guy. They called me a Potlicker everytime a fish got off. I didn't quite get the reason for the name. You explanation sounds for feasible to me.
     
  6. Argo

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    after you mentioned his name. he looked kinda ragedy on there. he cleans up for boat shows i guess. my monitor has pretty bad clarity on that video too.
     
  7. Captain Chancey

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    YouTube won't allow me to post any higher quality videos.
     
  8. ashton

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    How far are the flower gardens from Port Aransas. All I ever hear is that it is FAR. thanks for any info.
     
  9. Minnow

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    +- 115 miles from Freeport TX,
     
  10. ashton

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  11. Bret

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    Ashton,
    its 178n miles from PA jetties to the east flower garden.
     
  12. ashton

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    Just for -hits and giggles I end up out there is there anything else close to fish or is a hit or miss type of place.
     
  13. Captain Chancey

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    We went there from the Boomvang rig. I believe it was something like 28 miles. There were multiple rigs in that general area that we chunked for tuna at and trolled for marlin. I did catch one YF out there while trolling. I was about 2 pounds. LOL
     
  14. mcgolfer

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    as captain chancey stated there are other rigs in the area but the grouper fishing is almost as good as the wahoo fishing. also the flower gardens are 2 specific structures one east and one west. there are many spots in and around the flower gardens. west flower garden bank 27 52.500 93 49.000 the east flower garden bank 27 54.832 93 26.672 these numbers will put you in the general vacinity. purchase a hiltons offshore atlas and it has loads of spots in that area.....rick
     
  15. ashton

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    Got to love a forum that gives such great advice....heading out turkey day about noonish to catch some more YFT and also live bait some blackfin in hopes of catching a big blue. Should be in friday late will try and let yall know how it went if not too tired.
     
  16. xs_tackle

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    anyone got a lat & long for the Flower Garden Banks? I'd like to mark it on my Google Earth. I read it's 110 mi due S from the intercept of theTx-La border and the Gulf shoreline.
     
  17. ashton

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    The numbers are on Mcgolfers post
     
  18. xs_tackle

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    How far are the flower gardens from Port Aransas. All I ever hear is that it is FAR. thanks for any info.


    The Flower Garden Banks are supposedly 110 mi south of the intercept of the TX/LA boundary with the Gulf shoreline. If they're about 115 mi from Freeport, then (using Google Earth) they're about Lat 28° 5' 4.90"N 93°39'51.89"W or about 200-210 mi from Port Aransas.

    McGolfer's lat/long for the west bank places it about 200 mi out of Pt A.
    Jep