Summer in Review

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by gmack, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. gmack

    gmack Senior Member

    Well my summer fishing season is almost over because I'm moving to take a new position within the company I work for.

    It has been a good summer!

    Most of our trips are fishing for mangroves and then misc fish after that is over.Mangroves fishing is my favorite. Over the last 6-7 years we honed a nice technique to catch em'. Now that we started jigging the action is non-stop! We fish for mangroves until our live bait runs out (which is really really quick once on a good bite). Then we jig for our limit's of red snapper and other fish. It's been fun fishing! Here's a few pictures of recent trips:

    Me with a jigged up red

    my younger brother, cody, with a mangrove

    me with another nice jigged up snapper (yep that's a jig that cost $4 on ebay)

    dad with a nice lemon

    me with a mangrove

    some of a days catch

    my dad with a mangrove

    jack caught on a jig (I just about fell out of the boat in this was rough that day)

    my godchild, brody, with a spanish.....that's all that boy wants to catch. every time I ask him if he wants to go fish his reply is always "can we go catch some spanish mackeral?"

    brody with a red he caught

    bud jay with a blackfin caught while grouper fishing

    jay and I with a nice gag

    me with a mangrove

    dad with a tank!

    dad with his catch of 2 red snapper on one hook!!!!

    me with a fatty

    cody with a nice one

    jay with a nice mangrove

    brody with more spanish

    bullred and brody

    dad with a big ole white trout

    cody with a little jigged up AJ

    dad with a nice snap

    me with a lemon

    nice triple

    dang kings

    dad with a big ole drum caught while making bait

    table full

    nice chest!

    dad with a nice one

    ride out (that's my brother's boat)

    me with a big one on light tackel (that wasn't eady!)


    another drum while making bait

    Well sorry for so many pictures, but as I said the fishing has been good!!!!! All trips made out of Fourchon, LA.


  2. feeder

    feeder Senior Member

    That looks like a good summer right there. Thanks for sharing the pics.

  3. JerseyBrian

    JerseyBrian Senior Member

    wow...I'm amazed at how big the Mangroves get in the Gulf. I could spend all day pulling on those things. Love catching eating them!
  4. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    why do you call the ling 'lemons'? i've never heard that
  5. Deep_Sea_Gull

    Deep_Sea_Gull Lifetime Supporting Members

    Why is it a Ling and not a Cobia?

    I have always heard them called lemons or lemon fish in the Fla panhandle area... They tend to be Cobes when you get to Ala...

    They are called shark the first time many people see them swimming. LOL

    Nice pictures there gmack. Thanks for sharing. I hope that the new responsibilities do not keep you from fishing too mych.
  6. gmack

    gmack Senior Member

    Bret.....the common name in south LA is lemonfish for a cobia.