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36 Hour Trip #14087990 08/08/21 07:05 PM
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For those who have taken the 36 hour trips out of Galveston, is late October early November a good time to go? Me and a couple of buddies are wanting to book with captain John at Williams party boats. Also, would my Saragosa 10000sw and Terez combo be enough to battle a yellowfin if I was lucky enough to hook one? Currently spooled with 65lb braid. I've caught plenty of football sized blackfin with it's but nothing close to a yellowfin.

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Yes that's a good time to go. November edges out late October IMO. Late October may find calmer conditions but catches can sometimes be less. By December the weather comes into play more.


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Later in the year the better for those trips but as tunatamer stated, the weather really comes into play the later you go. I'm booked for Oct. 28/29 this year.

I think your combo should be fine barring hooking into an absolute monster. I have brought in a number of 60 - 70 lb. schoolies on my old Penn 6500ss using 20 lb. mono. The Gossa and Terez should be able to handle it. That said I now fish a Gossa 20K loaded with 80 lb. braid on an Okuma Custom Hawaiian as my main Halco rig. Doesn't hurt to load for bear when you are in bear country.

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Originally Posted by Kingfish1760
Later in the year the better for those trips but as tunatamer stated, the weather really comes into play the later you go. I'm booked for Oct. 28/29 this year.

I think your combo should be fine barring hooking into an absolute monster. I have brought in a number of 60 - 70 lb. schoolies on my old Penn 6500ss using 20 lb. mono. The Gossa and Terez should be able to handle it. That said I now fish a Gossa 20K loaded with 80 lb. braid on an Okuma Custom Hawaiian as my main Halco rig. Doesn't hurt to load for bear when you are in bear country.

Tom H.

Thanks for the response Tom. Do you think my 6'6" heavy terez would be capable of casting the halcos far enough or should I bring something a little longer? I also have a Shimano blue water tallus that's 7'2".

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Most of the time I think a 7'2" rod would give you more distance. There are exceptions though. I have a 6'6" jigging rod I can reach out there with as well as the 7' rods.

Try them both. If you have good technique you might be surprised.


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Originally Posted by tunatamer
Most of the time I think a 7'2" rod would give you more distance. There are exceptions though. I have a 6'6" jigging rod I can reach out there with as well as the 7' rods.

Try them both. If you have good technique you might be surprised.

Thanks tunatamer I appreciate it. I'll bring both and see what works best. Never know when/if I might need a backup rod anyhow. Also, what other fish do they usually target on the way out and back this time of year? With amberjack and snapper season closed, seems like it would be slim pickings.

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Re: 36 Hour Trip [Re: jhadaway117] #14109440 08/26/21 07:39 PM
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The Tallus is probably the best option for distance but the Terez will work too.

The bow is where the overhand casting takes place and its a busy place. Sometimes it can be difficult to push your way up into the crowd and fish. If you want a little room around you then you will end up casting from somewhere in the middle and you will have to master underhanded casting. I found that my 6' Ugly Stik Tiger Elite Jigging rod does better at this type of casting than my long rod. The best all around answer is to bring both assuming you have enough reels. Having a 2nd halco rig ready to throw is helpful if you get taxed by a cuda in the middle of a hot bite.

Another tip at least for the New Buc if that is the outfit you choose. Halco throwing is done from the starboard side. If you can position yourself in the starboard side stern corner as you arrive at the tuna spot then you will have a great deal of freedom for casting, this is assuming you throw right handed of course.

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