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#11710124 - 07/07/16 02:35 PM Offshore Rigs/Wrecks Out of Galveston
briancooper Offline
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Registered: 04/18/14
Posts: 92
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
Hey Guys,

I just acquired a '96 Ranger 210 center console (high wall) boat that has been re-powered with a new Yamaha outboard. This thing is a tank and incredibly reliable with up to date radios and GPS. I live in the Dallas area, but have been interested in taking this boat down to Galveston to fish some of the close rigs and wrecks. Two questions:

1) Is anyone willing to disclose any numbers for close structure (via PM of course)?
2) Any trolling lure recommendations on the way out?

Thanks guys. I appreciate any help I can get.

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#11710427 - 07/07/16 04:24 PM Re: Offshore Rigs/Wrecks Out of Galveston [Re: briancooper]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
Navionics WebApp is a great place to get coordinates for offshore structure.

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#11710567 - 07/07/16 05:28 PM Re: Offshore Rigs/Wrecks Out of Galveston [Re: briancooper]
tunatamer Offline
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Just curious here ..... but why Galveston?
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#11711995 - 07/08/16 11:22 AM Re: Offshore Rigs/Wrecks Out of Galveston [Re: tunatamer]
briancooper Offline
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Just because it is the closest to Dallas (where I live). I use the boat currently for striper/hybrid fishing around here.

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#11713871 - 07/09/16 03:33 PM Re: Offshore Rigs/Wrecks Out of Galveston [Re: briancooper]
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plenty of published #'s in the maps @ academy to get you pointed in the right direction
not many "secret spots" up that way, but the new Books from redsnapperfishing.com might wring out a couple.
trolling, russellures & mahi candy will get you all the kings you could want. (use wire)
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#11713886 - 07/09/16 03:45 PM Re: Offshore Rigs/Wrecks Out of Galveston [Re: briancooper]
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You realize that you'd probably be better off going down to Port O or Port A? I would think the fishing would be better (less pressure), and the drop off of the continental shelf is significantly closer (50-60 miles as opposed to 100-120 miles). So even though you might save a little more traveling in the car, it would probably be lost gas in the distance you've got to travel offshore.

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#11713964 - 07/09/16 04:40 PM Re: Offshore Rigs/Wrecks Out of Galveston [Re: FishWrangler2]
tunatamer Offline
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Originally Posted By: FishWrangler2
You realize that you'd probably be better off going down to Port O or Port A? I would think the fishing would be better (less pressure), and the drop off of the continental shelf is significantly closer (50-60 miles as opposed to 100-120 miles). So even though you might save a little more traveling in the car, it would probably be lost gas in the distance you've got to travel offshore.


Or even Freeport. This above is my reason for questioning Galveston as a choice.

Having lived in Houston for 20 years (1976 - 1996) and still a frequent visitor I can't even imagine towing a boat down I 45 from Conroe to Galveston unless you did it at 3 or 4 AM. For me that would be the mother of all white knuckle drives.

Driving to Freeport, Port O'Connor, Matagorda or Port A would somewhat further but you don't have to travel as far in your boat for the fish and I would bet that fishing would be much better.
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