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#10894156 - 06/04/15 12:15 AM Trolling these for ...
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Registered: 03/24/04
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Loc: Mansfield


Crappie??? nuts

Hope you guys don't mind me posting this here ...

I had plans of crappie fishing Wednesday but a buddy ask if I wanted to chase Kings, Red Snapper or whatever else that were biting down at the coast. I had a need for the "thump" but said ...sure, lets go!

After work on Tuesday, we took the boat and headed south. Conditions could not have been any better ...clear skies, calm wind, and sea. It was absolutely amazing!!! I got to drive the boat out to the 1st spot which was around 20-30 miles offshore ...man, the feeling of being out in the great wide open with nothing around you was exhilarating. The ride alone was worth the long trip down ...definitely a great day to be alive thumb

Got to the 1st spot, drop our baits down ...ZZziiiipppp!!!! Zziipppp!!! I was thinking my gear is totally inappropriate for this type of fishing as I watch the rod bent like an Ugly Stik commercial. I held on tight and got my 1st ever ...Red Snapper into the boat bannana2





To be continued ...






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#10894227 - 06/04/15 05:59 AM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
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The guy at the bait shop in Galveston showed me a picture of a Big Eye Tuna that was brought in Monday that may be the new State record. Fishing in the surf has been as good as it gets, no wind, flat and clear water. I don't remember ever seeing so many shrimp popping the water along the beach with trout in hot pursuit.

Did you get sea sick with the Gulf being so rough? That is crazy flat! You won't find many days with better conditions, the full moon and the stars are lined up just right.

Nice fish, now let's hear the rest of your fishing trip.

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#10894282 - 06/04/15 06:48 AM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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Dang Anh, looking at those pics, you're making me wish I hadn't left SoCal. You gotta love those salt water fish. Pound for pound, the strongest pull in the world.
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#10894336 - 06/04/15 07:25 AM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
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That water sure looks good. Glad you had a nice day to enjoy it. Congrats thumb
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#10894370 - 06/04/15 07:47 AM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
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Toooo cool!!! WWWWWAAAAYYYY better than those "party boats"!!!! Been a long time!!! Ahn.....I want to go on a flounder trip in the fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kirk........get after 'em!!!!!!

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#10894413 - 06/04/15 08:05 AM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
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Registered: 04/01/11
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Wow, why didn't that happen to me when we were down there?

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#10894846 - 06/04/15 10:25 AM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
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Nice snapper Ahn and about the best eating you can find. WOW, that is flat for the Gulf. I only made one trip where it was that flat when I lived at Sugarland for 7 yrs. That's an awesome fishing day for offshore.
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#10894925 - 06/04/15 11:00 AM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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Loc: Mansfield
Thanks guys cheers

Originally Posted By: SheCrappieKilla
The guy at the bait shop in Galveston showed me a picture of a Big Eye Tuna that was brought in Monday that may be the new State record. Fishing in the surf has been as good as it gets, no wind, flat and clear water. I don't remember ever seeing so many shrimp popping the water along the beach with trout in hot pursuit.

Did you get sea sick with the Gulf being so rough? That is crazy flat! You won't find many days with better conditions, the full moon and the stars are lined up just right.

Nice fish, now let's hear the rest of your fishing trip.


We worried about getting sea sick & he took something for it.

When I first started fishing for crappie, I was fishing out of a kayak and often would get sea sick. I used the "patch" behind the ear a couple times and the last one made me so sick ...I wanted someone to just put me out of my misery roflmao So I decided not to take anything for this trip and it worked out ...especially with the sea being so calmed.

The sun & the moon deal ...man, that was a sight to behold. The sun was rising on one end of the horizon and the moon was on the other ...both reflecting off of the calm sea flehan

My buddy check the condition before we went ...it was predicted 1-2' for Tuesday and calm sea on Wednesday. The predictions were dead on and was actually better on Tuesday.

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#10894959 - 06/04/15 11:20 AM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
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Fishing was awesome ...catching a variety of snappers, shark, etc.



After getting 2 limits of snappers, we went searching for kings by drifting baits & trolling Rapala deep diving cranks.



See my rinky dink of a pole in the back? grin





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#10894981 - 06/04/15 11:29 AM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
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Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 2477
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
Ahn, I hear you. This morning kayaking trip was almost deadly for me, near miss, mullet to the forehead every couple mins.

Invasion of the mullets by the millions, they seem to have run off game fish. Good news water is still clear and the seas are calm, this evening it may change for the better.

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#10895110 - 06/04/15 12:16 PM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
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Fishing for Kings proved to be a challenge for me ...of the 1st 10 hits or so, I landed only one.

My friend was saying that I'm setting the hook too fast & too hard. Do you know how frustrating it is to get a good hook set on a fast charging King??? bang Getting one into the boat was a big relieve after missing so many ...




While trying to land a king, my other pole in the rod holder had a hit and the pole was bending abnormally hard. I asked my friend to grab it but before he got to it, it flew out ...went past me in the back of the boat and into the water. The water was so blue & clear ...I can see the pole zipping away from the boat like Jaw's pulling them buoys roflmao I watched helplessly and other boaters going Ooohhh damn!!!



Yep! ripped the rod holder in half eeks

Went to another spot and baits were popping everywhere. We set out several poles and instantly got a double ...bending poles & hard pulling drag. At first I thought it was Cobias but it wasn't ...Kingfish were everywhere.















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#10895245 - 06/04/15 01:00 PM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
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Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 2477
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
You are the King!

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#10895285 - 06/04/15 01:15 PM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
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Loc: DFW
Wonderful pictures and story! Thanks.

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#10895832 - 06/04/15 04:34 PM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: +h20]
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Registered: 05/16/11
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Loc: White Settlement, Tx
That would be a blast

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#10896323 - 06/04/15 08:18 PM Re: Trolling these for ... [Re: DFW-fisherman]
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Originally Posted By: DFW-fisherman
Wonderful pictures and story! Thanks.


True dat! Thanks for sharing the story and pics, Anh.
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