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#12271068 - 05/31/17 10:07 AM May 28-30 Pelican report
dolphinslayer1 Offline

Registered: 11/04/13
Posts: 50

We loaded up 10 hungry anglers for their annual fishing trip, and departed at 8pm Sunday evening, with an eta of 7am at the W Garden banks. After watching an amazing lightning storm ahead of us for 3 hours, we got slammed by a huge unpredicted (for the area, on all my forecast sites) front at 230 am. The first hour of the storm was better than sustained 60kt winds.Thinking it was a bad squall, we spent 4 hrs trying to get out of it. In those 4 hrs we travelled 9 miles. Finally got to tequila, and took a line on the rig to ride it out. While waiting we caught 6 bft, 20 cuda, and a 24# almaco.

At 10 am it had called to 5-6 so we picked up and continued on our way. Arrived at the gardens at 2pm and put down a good hour of troll... for nothing but cuda bites... we began drifting for grouper, and even though the drift was too fast to be very successful, 5 drifts produced a small mess of mixed bottom fish including a 30# African pompano and a 100# black grouper.

We arrived at nancen just before 10pm, and saw some signs of life. The bet bite was good, but after 3 drifts we had only hooked one yft. We moved to boomvang at midnight, an had a short choppy yet bite the rest of the night, averaging 2 yft per drift. On the morning troll see popped 4 more nice ones, for a total of 26 of our 30.

Very tough trip, but considering we lost more than 8 hrs of our fishing time, it turned out ok.

#12271290 - 05/31/17 11:52 AM Re: May 28-30 Pelican report [Re: dolphinslayer1]
ChunknGrind Offline

Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 94
Loc: Graham, TX
Tough trip but nice job hanging in there and scratching out a nice haul. 100# blackie WOW!That's a bucket list fish for me.

I'll be on the 10/19 48 hour with y'all and can't hardly wait till then.

#12273132 - 06/01/17 10:43 AM Re: May 28-30 Pelican report [Re: dolphinslayer1]
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 12156
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice post and a great haul. Good job.

#12273308 - 06/01/17 11:56 AM Re: May 28-30 Pelican report [Re: dolphinslayer1]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 45296
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. Good job. thumb

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#12278607 - 06/04/17 08:27 PM Re: May 28-30 Pelican report [Re: dolphinslayer1]
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Registered: 08/11/08
Posts: 11578
It was a blast to be on the boat with you capt. Your crew worked their hind ends off. Loyd and John can't be beat


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