Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Gary D Watters, Don Dison, loop, Gadawgs, urosenara
102734 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82894
hopalong 74407
Pilothawk 73446
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59917
Tritonman 56836
Derek 56445
SkeeterRonnie 52463
LoneStarSon® 52225
facebook
Forum Stats
102734 Members
61 Forums
859343 Topics
11273825 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11738428 - 07/23/16 05:27 PM Head boats???
sarcrewman Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 28
I'm seeing pictures of the head boats keeping big Snapper? Do they have an exemption to the law, or they really nailing those in state waters? No way! Out of Port Aransas

Top
#11738554 - 07/23/16 07:20 PM Re: Head boats??? [Re: sarcrewman]
chuck_w Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 277
Loc: DFW
Yes way! smile There are a few boats that make state Snapper trips.

Top
#11738646 - 07/23/16 08:12 PM Re: Head boats??? [Re: sarcrewman]
tunatamer Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/10/10
Posts: 1132
Loc: El Rancho Jones
Originally Posted By: sarcrewman
I'm seeing pictures of the head boats keeping big Snapper? Do they have an exemption to the law, or they really nailing those in state waters? No way! Out of Port Aransas


I'm not sure where to start but here goes.

First .... the headboat federal season for Red Snapper just ended a few days ago so depending on when you saw the pics and how old the pics were they might have been caught in federal waters at the end of the season.

Second .... there are some headboats that can do state waters but the only ones I know of are in Port Aransas and Port Mansfield. And they do catch big snapper.

Just before the season ended 5 - 6 days ago I did two 5 hr trips on the Pelican in Port A just to keep from getting shut out. We were fishing in the 17 - 18 mile range and in 100' of water. To illustrate how healthy our Red Snapper fishery is on day one we limited quickly and not a single fish was culled and every fish was of a quality that they required gaffing.

My second of two .....



That fish maxed out my 65 qt cooler ....



The rack was cool .....



Day two .... again not a single fish was culled. And all but a couple required gaffing.

My limit ....



Again the rack was impressive for a 5 hr trip @ $75 ....

_________________________
"formerly" awesum

Top
#11738747 - 07/23/16 09:08 PM Re: Head boats??? [Re: sarcrewman]
sarcrewman Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 28
O.K. yeah that makes sense, I didn't know that their season was that vastly different. I know state waters holds some decent fish, but not like the blue water.

Top
#11739176 - 07/24/16 09:26 AM Re: Head boats??? [Re: sarcrewman]
lite-liner Online   content
Capt. CUDA

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6420
Loc: Fulton, Texas
the entire gulf of mexico is carpeted in red snapper.
some folks have been catching legal fish off the end of the s. jetty for months
used to be, the bigger fish would head out deeper in the summer
not anymore.......
_________________________

Top
#11739293 - 07/24/16 10:36 AM Re: Head boats??? [Re: sarcrewman]
lenahorse Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 3682
Loc: Cash, Texas
Last month we got into some in the 20+ lb range out of Freeport. I have a picture of a 38lb one maybe a record from years past out of Freeport they ate it.
_________________________
Fishing on Texoma
http://www.striperexpress.com
903/786/4477


www.mtpocketstackle.com

Top
#11739716 - 07/24/16 04:04 PM Re: Head boats??? [Re: sarcrewman]
ChunknGrind Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 90
Loc: Graham, TX
Wow! Nice snaps!
_________________________
Bryan

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide