Summer in Review

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

  1. gmack

    gmack Senior Member

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    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
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    my younger brother, cody, with a mangrove
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    me with another nice jigged up snapper (yep that's a jig that cost $4 on ebay)
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    dad with a nice lemon
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    me with a mangrove
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    some of a days catch
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    my dad with a mangrove
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    jack caught on a jig (I just about fell out of the boat in this pic....it was rough that day)
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    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?"
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    brody with a red he caught
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    bud jay with a blackfin caught while grouper fishing
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/fishing4-20-08014.jpg


    jay and I with a nice gag
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/fishing4-20-08019.jpg


    me with a mangrove
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0394.jpg


    dad with a tank!
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0398.jpg


    dad with his catch of 2 red snapper on one hook!!!!
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0400.jpg


    me with a fatty
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0404.jpg


    cody with a nice one
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/CodysMangrove.jpg


    jay with a nice mangrove
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/Jaywithmangrove.jpg


    brody with more spanish
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/pics055.jpg


    bullred and brody
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/pics013.jpg


    dad with a big ole white trout
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0238.jpg


    cody with a little jigged up AJ
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0251.jpg


    dad with a nice snap
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0267.jpg


    me with a lemon
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0273.jpg


    nice triple
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/FishingTrip8-18-07019Medium.jpg


    dang kings
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/FishingTrip8-18-07013Medium.jpg


    dad with a big ole drum caught while making bait
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0989Medium.jpg


    table full
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/Picture053.jpg


    nice chest!
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/Picture050.jpg


    dad with a nice one
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/Picture044.jpg


    ride out (that's my brother's boat)
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/Picture035.jpg


    me with a big one on light tackel (that wasn't eady!)
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0890Medium.jpg


    sweet!
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0888Medium.jpg


    another drum while making bait
    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o166/gmack7277/IMG_0851Medium.jpg



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

    Gary

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  2. feeder

    feeder Senior Member

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

  3. JerseyBrian

    JerseyBrian Senior Member

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

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    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

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