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#11603641 - 05/15/16 12:04 AM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Lmgreeri]
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Registered: 07/23/15
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Originally Posted By: Lmgreeri
Get on 2Cool and look up Ms. Mary in the blue water forum. Her late husband published a book with most all TX offshore structure. Short of that I can PM you some of the numbers.


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I got the full set and would be willing as well if you want to drive to Texoma land. They are on my desk since I am heading down there June 2-5 with our boat. My mom is on page 20 of the 2013 version if you have Riks book. Top right cheers

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#11661247 - 06/11/16 05:51 PM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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Registered: 07/27/04
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how close are the rigs at galveston and port aransas . i have 22 blue wave but i would only go on calm days

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#11692849 - 06/27/16 11:01 PM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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If some guy is talking about going to the oil rigs in a kayake could I technically make it out in my 16' aluminum v-hull boat?

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#11692889 - 06/28/16 12:34 AM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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You can go in small boats. Back in the 80s we would go 20 miles in a VIP tri hull with and 80 horse merc. One or twice in a tri hull with an 80 hp Crysler. We took all the safety gear they had back then. We had 20 footers pass by us with 55 gallon barrels of fuel on deck! Be careful, start out going ten,then twenty and thirty.
You will find you comfort level. Eventually you will have a storm overtake you or a breakdown.
Always carry a big drift sock and an anchor with 300-500 feet of rope. Those two things can save your boat and you if you have engine failur in big seas. You can ride some bad stuff out if you can keep your bow headed into the swell.
US Tow Boats will come get you out to 70 miles. I always call the local us tow boat dealer in the port I am fishing before I go out off a port. It nice to talk to them and no there name.
Find some buddy's with boats and team up.
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#11713028 - 07/08/16 09:20 PM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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Registered: 12/11/13
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Loc: Dallas, TX
We headed out to Galveston wish us luck

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#11713245 - 07/09/16 12:58 AM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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Thanks guys, I haven't kept up with this thread but we might try it out in august
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#11714050 - 07/09/16 05:44 PM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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The end of aug or sept you should be able to catch all the kings you want from the end of jettys out a couple miles.Troll russel lures just dont get to close to jettys. I should be there around then 22' 6" Majek Extreme black/gray.

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#11743909 - 07/26/16 08:20 PM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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Might do port oconnor how far out is the blue water usuall in August?
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#11836683 - 09/19/16 08:23 AM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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Need contingency plans.
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#11837499 - 09/19/16 02:51 PM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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be carful with those russell lures

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#11975425 - 12/09/16 01:55 PM Re: Going offshore in a bay boat [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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Have not read through all posts here, but if still in planning stages, I got a trip tip for ya. Some years back I'd take my Gradywhite tarpon190, 150 Evrd. out about 3 miles to the whistler rig, approx. ssw of the jetties at Port A. Trolling to it and around it, then work the next couple of rigs by sight south down the coast, trolling around and between. If I spotted a couple of shrimp boats anchored, I would troll out, around & back, then from the whistler reverse compass course back through the jetties home. in 3-5 ft seas or less. Hope this helps for your next trip.
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