Tackle Shops in Port A, TX

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  1. TXLAW

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    I am headed down next weekend to go tuna fishing on the scat cat. Is there any tackle shops around the area that sell Tuna Jigs and topwater poppers. I could use a few more before heading out.
     
  2. hamster1

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    Port A Outfitters is going to be the number one spot. Your gonna pay for it though. They are proud of their gear, but that being said, I always buy from them on things that I forgot at home. Nothing like supporting the local businesses.

    They also have the best fresh/dead baits!
     

  3. TXLAW

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    Thanks Hamster, One more question, because I know you go with the scat cat alot. I am trying to decide what to take to eat. If I take cold microwave able food, is there a way to keep it cold on the boat. I know after the first day my ice will be melted in my ice chest.
     
  4. Get'n Jiggy

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    Port A Outfitters is going to be the number one spot. Your gonna pay for it though. They are proud of their gear, but that being said, I always buy from them on things that I forgot at home. Nothing like supposing the local businesses.

    They also have the best fresh/dead baits!

    SHHHHHH!!! :p
     
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  6. tunatexas

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    Scat Cat has a frig - BUT - everytime Ive gone the frig has been full to max.
    You might check with fishermans wharf about the frig, etc - When I take
    my cooler I go by IGA, a local food store, buy dry ice and put in in the bottom
    of the cooler put ice on top of it. then you will have a cool space for the trip.
    Do not put dry ice right on bottom use an isulator or ice. Have a great trip!
    Scat Cat is a great boat and crew.
     
  7. lite-liner

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    I'd drop the $$ on a decent ice chest, then bring what you want.
    jmo....
     
  8. hyperman

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    The fridge is for crew use, not customer. We are supposed to bring our own ice and food and drink and cooler(s).
    The dry ice is a good suggestion, it will keep the ice you ahve frozen hard for a day or more, then it starts melting.
    The microwave and gas grill up top are available for customer use.
    (BTW: when you see a big pile of cooked food on the counters in the galley... that means the crew is
    about to eat... don;t snarf it. If they are all fed and there is left overs, they will let you know,
    but they do not provide food for customers. )

    I forgot there was a trip coming up soon... i'll stop by to help catch bait if i am home in time.


    Scat Cat has a frig - BUT - everytime Ive gone the frig has been full to max.
    You might check with fishermans wharf about the frig, etc - When I take
    my cooler I go by IGA, a local food store, buy dry ice and put in in the bottom
    of the cooler put ice on top of it. then you will have a cool space for the trip.
    Do not put dry ice right on bottom use an isulator or ice. Have a great trip!
    Scat Cat is a great boat and crew.
     
  9. cactusfishman

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    The fridge is for crew use, not customer. We are supposed to bring our own ice and food and drink and cooler(s).
    The dry ice is a good suggestion, it will keep the ice you ahve frozen hard for a day or more, then it starts melting.
    The microwave and gas grill up top are available for customer use.
    (BTW: when you see a big pile of cooked food on the counters in the galley... that means the crew is
    about to eat... don;t snarf it. If they are all fed and there is left overs, they will let you know,
    but they do not provide food for customers. )



    I forgot there was a trip coming up soon... i'll stop by to help catch bait if i am home in time.

    It is good to feed the deckhands and captains, IMO, and plan on a cookout for everyone on the trip home if folks bring enough stuff. I was on a trip like that in Jan. and it was great.
     
  10. jig

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    I bring one Coleman 50qt steel ice chest. I bring about 16 water bottles, half frozen; half dozen bottle cokes, 4 beers, small bottle milk, 4 sub sandwiches and a few apples. Top with ice. Never had it melt out, even on 3 day tuna trip in summer.

    I also bring MW bowl meals. Six Dinty stew, hearty soups, chicken/dumplings. Cereal/MW oatmeal for BF, two pringle cans, chex mix, mixed individual pack cookies. You don't need as much food as you think.
     
  11. day0ne

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    I've only had a problem when using smaller (50qt and below) ice chests. I have a 98qt igloo that lasts just fine on 60hr trips. In other words, take more ice!
     
  12. cactusfishman

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  13. TXLAW

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    Thanks for everyones input. I ended up going to port a outfitters and found their prices pretty reasonable. Had an awesome trip. Bagged my first 2yellowfins between 60and 80 pounds. 12blackfins, and a nice aj
     
  14. The Great PF

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    When you caught the first yf, did you do what you're supposed to do?
     
  15. etan

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    We need a better report than that! :)
     
  16. Get'n Jiggy

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    We need a better report than that! :)

    no kidd'n :)
     
  17. Get'n Jiggy

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    When you caught the first yf, did you do what you're supposed to do?

    I hope he did...... it makes the tuna gods happy plus it's funny :D
     
  18. TXLAW

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    I sure did eat the heart. I think that is why I bagged the 2nd yellowfin. My girlfriend also bagged her first yellowfin and ate the heart. She also got a 2nd yellowfin after that. So we had a pretty awesome trip.
     
  19. tunatexas

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    Sounds like a good trip! Thanks for the note..... Give a little more details if you have time - -