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#11965922 - 12/04/16 04:17 PM Tuna fishing
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Hey guys we have some open boat floater trips coming up for the scat cat. 1 coming up this weekend Dec. 9th have a few spots left. And the fish are biting

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#11966357 - 12/04/16 08:20 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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Need more details!!

Location/price/etc....

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#11966655 - 12/05/16 03:16 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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We had so much fun in November might go again. Do you guys have any trips in January?

Guys if you haven't been on one of these trips go.

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#11966805 - 12/05/16 07:59 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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We are looking to do a tuna trip after the first sometime. About10 to 15 of us go. Some more information would be good.

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#11969487 - 12/06/16 01:29 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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Contact fishermans wharf 3617495448. The water has cooled and the fish are biting we are trying to fill spots on dec.30 also we have open dates in January, February,and March

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#11980051 - 12/12/16 12:32 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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#11980059 - 12/12/16 12:36 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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#11980061 - 12/12/16 12:38 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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#11980066 - 12/12/16 12:39 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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#12004467 - 12/26/16 03:19 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: Froghunter]
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Location is fishermans wharf price well we have a special if you call up and tell them pirate jx told you to call the 56 hour trip will cost you $700 so hurry up the deal wont last long

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#12017903 - 01/03/17 11:10 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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So the pirate (Captain Jx) confirms the discount is for trips this season (Jan, Feb, Mar & April) booked no later than January 31. There's a trip every weekend (except perhaps during Spring Break in mid March). All we need is enough fishermen for each trip to make. When's the next YFT trip planned on the scat cat you say? Hell it's next weekend! Who wants to go catch unlimited blackfin, a limit of yellowfin, a couple amberjack plus god only knows what else AND all at the discounted rate of only $700??? Who's with me?

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#12020482 - 01/04/17 05:13 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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one of these days illl make it on a texas boat. I use to be a deckhand outta southern cali for a while in high school! good lord do I miss pounding on big tuna! what do yall catch these gulf tuna on?
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#12020523 - 01/04/17 05:34 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: Cali hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Cali hunter
one of these days illl make it on a texas boat. I use to be a deckhand outta southern cali for a while in high school! good lord do I miss pounding on big tuna! what do yall catch these gulf tuna on?


It's a LOT different than SoCal tuna fishing. Topwater poppers, butterfly/diamond jigs, and chunk baiting are the basic methods you'll use. No commercial live bait operations out here for sardines or anchovies, so if you want live bait, you have to rustle up your own.
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#12020629 - 01/04/17 06:17 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: Uncle Zeek]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Originally Posted By: Cali hunter
one of these days illl make it on a texas boat. I use to be a deckhand outta southern cali for a while in high school! good lord do I miss pounding on big tuna! what do yall catch these gulf tuna on?


It's a LOT different than SoCal tuna fishing. Topwater poppers, butterfly/diamond jigs, and chunk baiting are the basic methods you'll use. No commercial live bait operations out here for sardines or anchovies, so if you want live bait, you have to rustle up your own.


lol I never was much of a live bait fan! sounds like my kinda fishing miss catching bluefin on poppers! im going to have to make a trip! how deep are these fish yall are running jigs on?
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#12020756 - 01/04/17 07:14 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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Uh. It depends. The blackfin can initially be 100-300 ft down at first, but will often come up as the night goes on.
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#12021115 - 01/04/17 09:39 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: Cali hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Cali hunter
lol I never was much of a live bait fan! sounds like my kinda fishing miss catching bluefin on poppers! im going to have to make a trip! how deep are these fish yall are running jigs on?


Bluefin is extreme rarity here. I've been on ~10 trips and saw zero bluefins and two bigeyes. Blackfin is typically 100-400' down or on top, yellows mostly caught chunking (most reliable, but also most boring method) or on topwater (if they come up... and often they don't). Catching yellowfin on a jig happens quite infrequently.

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#12021268 - 01/04/17 11:38 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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How far are the floating rigs from Aransas? Do you go to the Falcon?
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#12021837 - 01/05/17 10:22 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: C.M.]
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Originally Posted By: C.M.
Originally Posted By: Cali hunter
lol I never was much of a live bait fan! sounds like my kinda fishing miss catching bluefin on poppers! im going to have to make a trip! how deep are these fish yall are running jigs on?


Bluefin is extreme rarity here. I've been on ~10 trips and saw zero bluefins and two bigeyes. Blackfin is typically 100-400' down or on top, yellows mostly caught chunking (most reliable, but also most boring method) or on topwater (if they come up... and often they don't). Catching yellowfin on a jig happens quite infrequently.

I still travel back to cali and jump on boats my buddies captain usually every year to get down catch my blue fin. id love to get into some blackfin one of the tuna species i havnt caught yet! 400 feet what are yall using ball and chain to get down there lol.. hopefully next winter ill get on a boat with you boys and get to pound on some fish and shoot the shat!
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#12021854 - 01/05/17 10:30 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: Cali hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Cali hunter
Originally Posted By: C.M.
Originally Posted By: Cali hunter
lol I never was much of a live bait fan! sounds like my kinda fishing miss catching bluefin on poppers! im going to have to make a trip! how deep are these fish yall are running jigs on?


Bluefin is extreme rarity here. I've been on ~10 trips and saw zero bluefins and two bigeyes. Blackfin is typically 100-400' down or on top, yellows mostly caught chunking (most reliable, but also most boring method) or on topwater (if they come up... and often they don't). Catching yellowfin on a jig happens quite infrequently.

I still travel back to cali and jump on boats my buddies captain usually every year to get down catch my blue fin. id love to get into some blackfin one of the tuna species i havnt caught yet! 400 feet what are yall using ball and chain to get down there lol.. hopefully next winter ill get on a boat with you boys and get to pound on some fish and shoot the shat!


Typically this fishing is done near a deep water oil platform. THe shallower ones are 800-1,200 ft deep, and the 'floaters' can be in 3,000+ feet of water.

An 8-12oz jig is usually adequate to get to 400 ft.
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#12022150 - 01/05/17 12:56 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: Uncle Zeek]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Originally Posted By: Cali hunter
Originally Posted By: C.M.
Originally Posted By: Cali hunter
lol I never was much of a live bait fan! sounds like my kinda fishing miss catching bluefin on poppers! im going to have to make a trip! how deep are these fish yall are running jigs on?


Bluefin is extreme rarity here. I've been on ~10 trips and saw zero bluefins and two bigeyes. Blackfin is typically 100-400' down or on top, yellows mostly caught chunking (most reliable, but also most boring method) or on topwater (if they come up... and often they don't). Catching yellowfin on a jig happens quite infrequently.

I still travel back to cali and jump on boats my buddies captain usually every year to get down catch my blue fin. id love to get into some blackfin one of the tuna species i havnt caught yet! 400 feet what are yall using ball and chain to get down there lol.. hopefully next winter ill get on a boat with you boys and get to pound on some fish and shoot the shat!


Typically this fishing is done near a deep water oil platform. THe shallower ones are 800-1,200 ft deep, and the 'floaters' can be in 3,000+ feet of water.

An 8-12oz jig is usually adequate to get to 400 ft.

wow ya thats a little different guess my flat falls wont get me down there fast enough lol! going to be doing some research going to have to get some bigger gear! im a light gear long fight kinda guy!
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#12022159 - 01/05/17 01:00 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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Yeah, this isnt longfin or bluefin fishing with Mike Lackey on the Vagabond
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#12022229 - 01/05/17 01:28 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: Uncle Zeek]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Yeah, this isnt longfin or bluefin fishing with Mike Lackey on the Vagabond

on these trips what do yall do the most of jigging or chunking or what?
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#12022324 - 01/05/17 02:05 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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I prefer jigging over chunking, unless the yellowfin are just really active. When the fish are near the surface, I enjoy tossing an oversized rattletrap.
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#12022826 - 01/05/17 06:11 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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Im a topwater guy, it's poppers or halco's exclusively.
if my shoulder starts hurting, I go to the chunk.
jigging is very productive for blackfin, yellows not as much but still
worthwhile, as the biters are usually bigger fish
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#12023028 - 01/05/17 07:44 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: Cali hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Cali hunter
id love to get into some blackfin one of the tuna species i havnt caught yet! 400 feet what are yall using ball and chain to get down there lol.. hopefully next winter ill get on a boat with you boys and get to pound on some fish and shoot the shat!

On average trip boat gets like ~300 blackfins and ~12 yellowfins, so (unless you are in for a meat haul) blackfin fishing quickly gets old.
You use jigs of appropriate weight to get down there. I know a guy who fishes 800' sometimes -- he caught 170lb+ bigeye one day (I saw it), few times he hooked a train. Just a matter of skills and tools.
Look up Galveston Party Boats online. 36h trips, This fishing is not for faint-hearted, benches in the cabin are rather limited, about 30% of people have to sleep outside.
Season opens in August, peak is around November. I suggest booking in advance (like 3-4 months before).

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#12023063 - 01/05/17 07:59 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: C.M.]
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he caught 170lb+ bigeye one day (I saw it)


Caught a bigeye approx 80# by dropping 600 feet once. Would love to do it again.

The deckhands were sure it was just a yellowfin, so they counted it towards my limit. Caught six YFT on that trip, so had to give four away ...
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#12023176 - 01/05/17 08:55 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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sweet yall are full of info! I heard about the sleeping arrangments and stuff like that dont bug me been in worse. is it true they dont have a galley to cook for ya also?
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#12025034 - 01/06/17 06:33 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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galley? cook? roflmao
typically on our charters,(scat cat, port A) we do a pot-luck, with all anglers showcasing their finest man-grub. you usually leave heavier than when you arrived.......
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#12025600 - 01/07/17 12:11 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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Galveston Party Boats has a galley, cook and some pretty good food but nothing fancy. The Capt John has microwaved food, and not as good a catching record.
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#12027338 - 01/08/17 09:21 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: lite-liner]
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Originally Posted By: lite-liner
galley? cook? roflmao
typically on our charters,(scat cat, port A) we do a pot-luck, with all anglers showcasing their finest man-grub. you usually leave heavier than when you arrived.......

lol my favorite food is boat food... it was hard to be a deckhand and not be fat! pot luck sounds like fun ill be jumping on a boat at the end of 2017!
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#12027563 - 01/08/17 11:33 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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if we can somehow resurrect our TFF tuna trips, you will have a blast!
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#12028745 - 01/08/17 08:46 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: lite-liner]
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Originally Posted By: lite-liner
if we can somehow resurrect our TFF tuna trips, you will have a blast!

sounds like we will have to plan one!
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#12030637 - 01/09/17 07:42 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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#12030643 - 01/09/17 07:44 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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#12030650 - 01/09/17 07:47 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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So the new years trip was a success sorry for the delay in posting the pictures. A limit of yellows and 2 aj 1 warsaw it was an epic trip. And the fish are hungry. Guys and gals call us and get on this weekends trip we have 10 spots open on a boat that is going. Cant wait to see everybody out there on the water.

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#12030654 - 01/09/17 07:48 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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We went to falcon on the way back in on the new years trip. Spent an hour got 2 aj and 1 warsaw.

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#12047017 - 01/18/17 10:23 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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As another transplanted Californian, I'm missing my 1.5 day trips. I'm interested in next year, when I have the time and funding to head offshore again.

The heaviest gear I have is a Sealine 40/Calstar 670 (what I would call an ~30-40lb bait outfit) and an 8000 spinning reel/matched rod. Am I in the ballpark for the style of fishing here, or do I need to think about investing in something beefier. I know that's too light for the big YFT.

Alternatively, what's the rental gear situation (does it exist, is it any good, etc...?) on the Scat Cat?

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#12049951 - 01/19/17 08:39 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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So we had another successful trip. The fishing started out tough but as you can see we figured it out. We still have openings for a trip on the 27th. It will be the dark of the moon trip hope to see some more of you out. Remember the discount is still available just tell the wharf that the captain sent you. Thanks in advance be safe and hope to see you soon.
Fishermans wharf 3617495448

And i will add this post from one of the guys on the trip .

The Capt came through again. He worked his [censored] off to get use fish. We hit four rigs. There isn't another Capt in Texas that works like he does to put fish on the deck. Thanks again.

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#12050031 - 01/19/17 09:15 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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Edited by CaptNemo (01/19/17 09:21 PM)

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#12050037 - 01/19/17 09:19 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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Edited by CaptNemo (01/19/17 09:20 PM)

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#12050048 - 01/19/17 09:22 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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#12050050 - 01/19/17 09:23 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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#12050052 - 01/19/17 09:24 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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#12050073 - 01/19/17 09:34 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: Glitchmo]
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Sir i currently have a saragosa 20000 for my top water and jigging set up and for chunk i have a choice of either my tyrnos 30 my avet 50 with a bent but or my fav. A tiagra 50 all of my rods vary in size anywhere from 50-250 . I am one of the captains of the scat cat. I can speak for all of my crew when i say we dont mind people using our equipment as long as we believe you would treat it as your own. We have it, we want it used.


Edited by CaptNemo (01/19/17 09:36 PM)

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#12053597 - 01/22/17 08:58 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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I think you could do a lot better 30 miles out of Louisiana fishing how far do you have to go to get into tuna from the dock?
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#12054560 - 01/22/17 06:16 PM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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Originally Posted By: CaptNemo
Sir i currently have a saragosa 20000 for my top water and jigging set up and for chunk i have a choice of either my tyrnos 30 my avet 50 with a bent but or my fav. A tiagra 50 all of my rods vary in size anywhere from 50-250 . I am one of the captains of the scat cat. I can speak for all of my crew when i say we dont mind people using our equipment as long as we believe you would treat it as your own. We have it, we want it used.


Ok. Thanks for the info. Sounds like something I'd have to work out individually. I'll try to make it down next season.

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#12087261 - 02/10/17 10:17 AM Re: Tuna fishing [Re: CaptNemo]
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So we have another dark moon trip coming up the discount is still available just make sure you tell them that i told you to call. We have a limited number of seats left and ot is a first come first serve basis so call us up and get signed up for the February 24-26 dark moon trip

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