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#12612582 - 02/05/18 06:54 PM Jetty fishing
mitch14013 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 32
Any advice on port A jetties navigation..?
I got myself a new 24" bay boat and this past weekend 02/04 the bays were flat but the fishing was not that great so I thought I will head to the port Aransas jetties and fish the famed jetties that most do not fish. I put in at Marker 37 did a quick look at my graph and it was only an eighteen mile ride I thought no biggie lets go....LOL went through packery channel and headed to oulet, that way did not look too bad until 3/4 of the way there then all of a sudden waves that look like at least 3 ft. started breaking I took one more look and thought no way in heck....I see a lot of post about hitting deep water but there is no way to get out of that channel in a 24' boat... any other navigational advice to get to the jetties....New Boater and I always seek advice from others that are more experienced...Thanks!!!!!

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#12612966 - 02/05/18 11:24 PM Re: Jetty fishing [Re: mitch14013]
shoreburd Offline
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Registered: 12/11/16
Posts: 43
Loc: Corpus Christi Texas
my suggestion is do not leave from packery!!! even on calm days that stretch is going to be killer. be safe first and foremost.
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#12614971 - 02/07/18 08:13 AM Re: Jetty fishing [Re: mitch14013]
Rockportreds Offline
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Registered: 08/07/17
Posts: 24
Loc: Rockport
Put in at cove harbor and take the Lydia ann route
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#12615209 - 02/07/18 10:30 AM Re: Jetty fishing [Re: mitch14013]
hardheadking Offline
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Registered: 01/21/06
Posts: 61
Loc: Auistin, tx
I have gone out the jetties at PA and POC in an 18ft kenner. I'd check for surf reports before going out. I wouldn't do it unless I have 2 strong experienced boaters on board. Furthermore, I've never caught much going out there as I was too cautious to get in close to where it looked like the best places to fish. The waves can be large and an outgoing or incoming tide can be very strong.

In the middle of the summer dog days when the gulf is flat that's different. But now now is the time of year when the weather can change so quickly. Its just not worth it. Sorry to rain on your parade, its just that I learned my lesson the hard way.
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#12615398 - 02/07/18 12:06 PM Re: Jetty fishing [Re: mitch14013]
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 94
Too dangerous in the winter IMO. I'll hit the rigs in my 2201 in the summer when there's several days of calm in the forecast but definitely not with the low water temps and unpredictable winter weather. I'd launch at Dolphin Docks in Port A and hit the jetties from there. You could head north up the intercoastal from Marker 37 to the Port A jetties but it's a bit of a haul and you'd pass up some prime fishing on your way out there!

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#12638146 - Yesterday at 06:01 PM Re: Jetty fishing [Re: mitch14013]
krawlin 47 Online   content
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 17205
Loc: Sachse Texas
So...wow man, I hope you are not considering this after seeing these guys with few post making a solid suggestion.

Be Safe!
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