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#11711263 - 07/07/16 11:10 PM Skipjack
TXST-JAKE Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 537
Loc: San Marcos, Marble Falls
Hello all,
I recently moved to Rockport, and have been visiting the middle coast areas heavily since May.
One of my favorite things to do is fish Copano Bay Bridge about 1 to 5 am. Normally, I can wear out the >15" trout, with quite a few skipjack/ladyfish thrown in. Also, I will come across one at jetties, piers, and the surf.
But I haven't caught one since August. I normally can pick one up on artificial or dead shrimp/ fishbites, but have yet to come across one. Even people I occasionally ask who aren't long-lining a chunk of squid on a Zebco 202 haven't come across them, but I don't ask much.
Anyone actually catching them? Feel free to send them to Rockport if you get tired of them. Thank you.

P.S. the only thing I haven't tried yet is live shrimp, but I can't see how it would change anything
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#11711599 - 07/08/16 07:58 AM Re: Skipjack [Re: TXST-JAKE]
BODA Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 220
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
consider yourself lucky, I hate those things unless I need cutbait, they have buried too many treble hooks in my hands for me to count

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#11711740 - 07/08/16 09:15 AM Re: Skipjack [Re: TXST-JAKE]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4991
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Yeah, the real question is WHY???
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#11712331 - 07/08/16 01:54 PM Re: Skipjack [Re: TXST-JAKE]
TXST-JAKE Offline
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Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 537
Loc: San Marcos, Marble Falls
Just always taken a liking to them, and especially now that I am not-so amateur at fly fishing.
I must have traded them for mangrove snapper, have never caught one before 2016.
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#11712677 - 07/08/16 05:15 PM Re: Skipjack [Re: TXST-JAKE]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4991
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Well you can come to San Antonio bay and catch all the skippies you want. Any bird you see will have a fleet of them under it.
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#11712907 - 07/08/16 08:10 PM Re: Skipjack [Re: TXST-JAKE]
skeeter22 Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/03
Posts: 7453
Loc: Lake Highlands, Brady
They poop in the boat. #dislike

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#11714648 - 07/10/16 05:30 AM Re: Skipjack [Re: TXST-JAKE]
Corbin Foster Offline
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Registered: 10/23/15
Posts: 31
Loc: San Antonio
I picked several up the other day. Try under the bridge by Docs seafood, they were pretty thick but the birds were also working the area.

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