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#11759437 - 08/04/16 08:45 PM Galveston tarpon
Ledeez Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
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Loc: Lake lavon
Headed to Galveston on trip with mike Williams ( tarpon express) am I in for treat?! Heard he was the best!
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#11762644 - 08/06/16 11:48 PM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
Dan90210 Offline
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Loc: Denton County
How did it go!? Is he the best?!
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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11762868 - 08/07/16 08:57 AM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
Ledeez Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
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Loc: Lake lavon
I'll know friday
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#11774916 - 08/13/16 12:40 PM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
lite-liner Offline
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Loc: Fulton, Texas
well?
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#11775114 - 08/13/16 03:24 PM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
Ledeez Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
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Loc: Lake lavon
No Bueno! Caught some nice blacktip.. For the grill! No signs of tarpon!? Overall pretty much waste of $$$. Conditions were not good with southwest wind. Gulf was not friendly to us.. Really churned up.. Will definitely do it again! Our guide was working his tail off to get some action so not really his fault?! I got some good shark steaks for the grill
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#11778145 - 08/15/16 11:30 AM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
FishinAg02 Offline
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Registered: 02/21/02
Posts: 311
Loc: Katy, TX
Ledeez,

I took a trip with Mike years ago... maybe 6 or 7 years ago. The trip was "fun". Caught a lot of blacktips, but not a sign of a Tarpon. I left the trip less than impressed with Mike as a tarpon guide. Funny guy, we had lots of laughs, but i wouldn't do it again, at least not with Mike.
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#11787761 - 08/20/16 01:19 PM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
Ledeez Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
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Loc: Lake lavon
Thanks for the info fishingag02!
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#11794010 - 08/24/16 07:48 AM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
Dan90210 Offline
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you can catch tarpon at Galveston?

Not being smart, I just never thought there were tarpons in that area.

I am salt life though.
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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11794028 - 08/24/16 08:03 AM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
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Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 2985
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake-Fairfield
Mike Williams has been doing it longer than anyone in the state. I know some don't like him for various reasons but give the devil his due he is one of the very best.
I went to Florida and fished with a guide two days, cost $600 a day we got one hook up and failed to land it. He estimated the fish to go 175#. Was it worth it to spend over $3000 for two days, yep but if I had it to do over I'd go to Galveston and fish with Mike Williams
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#11795650 - 08/24/16 10:51 PM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
Ledeez Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
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Loc: Lake lavon
I will be giving it another go next September if everything goes well?! First time out on the salt on a boat I'm hooked! Hopefully next time will be better! Mike has a great reputation no doubt about it, I know some family members.. So I know he's good folk
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#11806181 - 08/31/16 11:32 AM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
TXfisherman12 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 309
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
I've heard but never experienced that you can occasionally catch tarpon off the piers and jetties in Galveston and Sunnyside.
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#11806231 - 08/31/16 12:02 PM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
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Registered: 02/04/02
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Loc: Terrell Tx
ck out southern seas fish co. captain Eric Rundgren 305 509 3094 will put you on tarpon...
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#11807176 - 08/31/16 09:40 PM Re: Galveston tarpon [Re: Ledeez]
Jim Ford Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1276
Loc: Texas
Sixty - seventy years ago Galveston was a tarpon fishing mecca. For a variety of reasons the tarpon fishery died out. Now it is coming back, albeit slowly. Like everything in nature, it runs in cycles. Galveston, POC, and PA all have tarpon guides now, and as the fishery improves there will be more. But they are there. The fishery isn't like south Florida, but in the summer months those who pay their dues can catch tarpon in Texas. Hopefully I can do so soon; I haven't caught one since I moved here from Miami in 1972.

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