Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.

  1. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    One weird note about the fishing on Sunday: we were fishing shrimp under a cork in about 2-4 feet of water. One of us noticed their shrimp was on top of the water and jumping around. He decided to put some split shots about half way down the leader between cork and the hook. The theory was to keep the shrimp deeper in the water column and make it easier for the fish to get them instead of the shrimp being elusive on top of the water. That seemed to be the ticket because everyone switched to that and we were getting tons of hits after that. Never employed that tactic before.
     
  2. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Chandeleur Island Fishing Report 6/13:

    Nasty quartering sea on way to chandy, got beat up a bit. White caps all the way there. Had live shrimp but no croaker. When we got to the west side of the island it was pretty nasty still and white capping west to east into the island. Had west winds so the east/gulf side of island would be more protected but I wanted to get to some protected areas on west side of island with grassbeds and get at the trout and reds. I should have just gone straight to the protected east/surf side of the island. The east side is mostly just surf fishing in the breaking waves. All the grass beds and marshy areas are on the west side. Regardless, made it past “big island” and started fishing points and cuts around new harbor island and redfish point. We werent getting any bites or catching anything other than catfish. We saw a huge group of pelicans dive bombing so we ran along side them and cast where they were working. Picked up a 16 in trout but the birds were moving constantly and too difficult to fish that way. Thought about going further south to Monkey Bayou but decided with the time left we should start working our way back up north towards the northern tip. Worked our way north and drifted some grass flats but still didnt catch anything.

    We only had 2 hrs left of fishing so we decided to run around the northern tip and head to the gulf side of the island. Once we got around the tip to the east side we eased our way up to the beach where some waves were breaking. We started catching pompano with shrimp under cork. They were schooling, chasing bait, shrimp was jumping out of the water, and pompano were jumping out if the water and almost into the boat. In about 1.5 hrs we caught about 10 pompano and a 22 inch trout which saved the trip. I tried using matrix shad shrimp creole on the east side and didnt get any bites. I did catch some pompano on dead shrimp on a jig head. Ended the day with 10 pompano, and 2 trout.

    Much nicer run in. Following sea with mostly 1-1.5ft seas with occasional 2s. Ran a total of 93 miles
     
  3. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    If the weather holds up I'm supposed to take my law partners out Friday on my boat out of Pascagoula for snapper fishing. It's about a 20 mile run to FH13 where there are a ton of artificial reefs full of snapper. You can only keep 2 per person so that's kinda lame. But if you can find some mangroves you can add to the meat haul. Also occasionally you'll pick up a cobia or other random fish that are keepers.
     
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  4. billdozer

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    Tried my hand at this stream but a big thunderstorm popped up and ran me out after only 30 minutes. Had a ton of brookie splashes, but none hooked.
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  5. billdozer

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    One last run through the river before heading home

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  6. Owsley

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    Shoal bass a buddy caught that had a large bullhead in its throat. Never underestimate how large of a food source a hungry fish will go after.
     
  7. roggins

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    Trying to one up my permit from last week. Heading to Islamorada today for tarpon. Finger crossed.
     
  8. Pharm

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    I’m off in two weeks and the plan is to target tarpon from the kayak. I’m scared
     
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  9. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Bit of a miserably hot and dry stretch lately, fucking things up

    Did manage 1 this morning

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  10. Pharm

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    It’s about time for 5am-10 am fishing no more all day affairs
     
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  11. RJF-GUMP

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    3 man limit of ARS and a lane snapper. ARS were all 16-18 inches so no pigs. Lane was 15-16 inches. Boat handled well . Ran 50 miles today.
     
  12. RJF-GUMP

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  13. billdozer

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    Went to one of my favorite brookie streams today

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  14. Funshot Residue

    Funshot Residue Ol' goopy eye, they called him
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    20220619_125143.jpg Pops and I did some wading today, as is tradition. Love the socks on this guy.
     
  15. Zack Zedalis

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    Took the boys out while in St John a few weeks back
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  16. Tarpon Nole

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    Sat out on the beach for 4 hours this morning. Saw 6 tarpon

    Highlight was the boat ride back as it was only part I didn’t feel like I was melting
     
  17. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    It definitely fought above its weight class

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  18. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Went back out with the wife and the 2 boys.

    I'm now PE #1 after catching 3 to their 0.

    Only 1 worth a picture tho

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  19. RJF-GUMP

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    Group of my friends has been going to Grand Isle almost every summer for a fishing weekend. This will be my 2nd year doing it. I'm going to trailer my boat down weekend of July 8 and fish 2 days. We'll mostly be going for ARS and Mangrove Snapper. Maybe get lucky and catch a cobia. Not sure if triggerfish is in season but they are all over those rigs.
     
  20. RJF-GUMP

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    Was looking at the midnight lumps out of Venice. I hear Tiger Pass and South Pass are very difficult to navigate if you have no experience , the river is super foggy, tons of boat traffic in the river with large commercial vessels etc. I've read running to midnight lumps out of Grand Isle is easier. It's about the same distance too. I've got the fuel range in my boat to do it. But I'd probably be on the small size at 23 feet of the boats that make that run. On a slick day with no bad weather I think it is doable. Sounds like you mostly catch yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, amberjack, and snapper. It's about 200 feet deep or 300 on the outside edges.
     
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  21. pockets

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    The Lumps are almost due south of Grand Isle. I wouldn’t run Venice if you don’t have experience - the place changes monthly.

    The Midnight Lumps is moreof a winter/spring fishery. That’s when there are tons of 200lb yellowfin and big wahoo. You will still have tons of great places to fish if it is calm.
     
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  22. Cornfed Buffalo

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    New pole goofing with Papa

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  23. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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