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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby PhilD » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:53 am

Seth wrote:Seriously. How big was it?
Not very big, hence the reason there is no pics :lol:

Only about 2', but it was my first fish out there, so I was happy. I wasn't even convinced there was anything on the line as he didn't put up much of a fight.

I was fascinated by the flying fish out there though. At first I thought they were birds :lol: They were lots of them and I never realized how far they could fly.
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby Charles Helm » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:49 am

You are supposed to net them and use them for bait!

Never seen it myself, but have read many reports of the guys fishing the deepwater rigs at night with the flying fish out and the tuna busting the surface.

Congrats on the Mahi. We got into some chicken dolphin last time I was out, but then that was several years ago.
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby PhilD » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:49 pm

Off out again tomorrow, hopefully will have more to show for 60 gallons of gas than a Mahi this time :lol:
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby Charles Helm » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:35 pm

Best of luck to you.
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby PhilD » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:12 pm

Well 158 miles later and nothing. Hit Big Southern and Hospital Rocks, and no one was having any luck. Even trolled around a few rigs trying to hook some barracuda and couldn't even get them to bite. Did a little jigging at Southern and got one bite, but lost him.

The seas were around 2' and we made good time across the water, cruised back at 36 mph nice and smooth.

I shan't say having no bites was fine, but nonetheless I really enjoy the experience and still fascinated by the flying fish :)
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby Charles Helm » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:54 pm

At least you got out there and got back!
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby tomp » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:26 am

http://www.farmersalmanac.com/best_days/fishing

Lunar tables and the Farmers Almanac is accurate as to when fishing is best. Of course nothing beats the thrill of seeing a bunch of boats piled together running a schol of feeding fish :D

For years, I have been coming back home from fishing and hunting and comparing my success for that day with the rating of the Almanac. This thing is surprizingly accurate.

This is the best forum for Texas that I have found over the years. I use it heavily when I am zoned in on my fishing. They have both in and offshore: http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby PhilD » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:51 am

Charles Helm wrote:At least you got out there and got back!
That is always a good thing :yup: :yup: :yup:
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby PhilD » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:52 am

tomp wrote:http://www.farmersalmanac.com/best_days/fishing
Thanks, I'll look into this.
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby Charles Helm » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:01 pm

As I understand it, you fish when the weather lets you go and hope for the best!
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby PhilD » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:08 pm

Charles Helm wrote:As I understand it, you fish when the weather lets you go and hope for the best!
That's what I've been doing. When it comes to being 50 miles from land, the weather is my priority, no amount of waning crescents or whatever will get me out there if the weather doesn't look right.
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby PhilD » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:11 pm

BTW I even used reflective vinyl for the boat name so I can be seen at night :lol:

It looks just like any other black vinyl until you shine a light on it, simulated here by camera flash. Even at an angle it is pretty bright, but head on it's really bright, during the day it is black.

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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby Charles Helm » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:17 pm

I like the name!

Based on the story of those three guys out for eight days on the underside of their boat, might want to add some big letters on the bottom too!
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby PhilD » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:02 pm

Charles Helm wrote:Based on the story of those three guys out for eight days on the underside of their boat, might want to add some big letters on the bottom too!
Like "SOS" :)
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Re: Fishing Rigs

Postby Charles Helm » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:11 pm

By the way, I think the guy with a boat-load of Hooters probably make it out to the Flower Gardens when they are stacked up there. I only know what I read, but I think that is in Feb or so. Quite a haul from Padre I imagine.

Edit: Did some poking around and I guess they can show up there from late Dec to March. Not sure about the ciguatera warnings there.
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