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#11797182 - 08/25/16 07:36 PM Port A today!
sarcrewman Offline

Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 28
Ran about ten miles, hit the ships first then started looking for shrimpers. NOTHING...However, our last shrimper we hit was about 8 miles offshore, and I tease you not, a dude hooked up with a sailfish on a ribbon about 50 yards from us. Saw the whole fight. 8 Miles???? Crazy right. Anyway, didn't catch a dang king, spanish or nothing but saw a sailfish get hooked at 8 miles out and 50 foot deep. Anyway, hit a rig on the way in and caught two keeper Ling.

#11797328 - 08/25/16 09:03 PM Re: Port A today! [Re: sarcrewman]
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Registered: 06/06/02
Posts: 2830
Loc: San Antonio, Texas USA
Congrats on the keeper Ling.
Sails move in real close in late August, early September should see more in next 6 weeks or so.
Foot Fishing the Coastal Bend©

#11827863 - 09/14/16 05:55 AM Re: Port A today! [Re: sarcrewman]
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 1089
Loc: Hill Country
Yep,, sounds familiar.. Pretty exciting when you pull a sail out from under a shrimp boat. I worked on the island for 7 years. Dad had 2 charter boats at Deep Sea. Way back late 70s. If I remember right, we boated that fish.. We also carried extra beer to trade for shrimp. They would run out after a few days. 5 lbs of tails for 6 pack Shaffer.

#11831504 - 09/15/16 11:15 PM Re: Port A today! [Re: sarcrewman]
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Good job on the Ling! Also rare to see a sailfish caught only 8 miles out! Good day on the water for sure. thumb

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#11831691 - 09/16/16 07:28 AM Re: Port A today! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 06/10/10
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Also rare to see a sailfish caught only 8 miles out!

As Willie's post above mentions .... it happens every year at this time out of Port A.
"still" awesum

#11975437 - 12/09/16 02:01 PM Re: Port A today! [Re: sarcrewman]
Rockdodger00 Offline

Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 121
Loc: Coastal Bend
I am planning my trip for next year. Yes sir.

#11976262 - 12/10/16 12:18 AM Re: Port A today! [Re: sarcrewman]
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Ling food Damn that is a fine fish to eat.


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