Recent Fishing Trip...

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  1. lesofprimus

    lesofprimus Active Member

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    Who here doesnt like to fish???

    My son took a trip out into the Gulf of Mexico with some friends about 120 miles with the original intention of hookin up into some Yellowfin Tuna.... When u start getting close to the Ram oil platform u start to see all the big boats trolling and throwin out the chum, and u start to get excited... Been there before and the adrenaline is pumpin, thinking of fightin serious gamefish...

    Alas no Tuna were around, but close to the rig they spottted some BIG Cobia, or Lemonfish, so they grabbed up some live eels, tossed em out and got the hooks set.... Landed several big ones....

    During the course of the day they moved around some, as the bag limits are kinda small.... Also hooked into some Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Bluefish and the occasional Trout.... Had a Barracuda come up on my Son as he was reeling in a good sized Red Snapper, it bit in half and then ate the rest....

    But the one thing I was lookin forward to getting some sweet fillets of was the Amberjacks, and they got em good.... They also ran across a Sperm Whalel on the surface, got to within 10 meters of it, then it took another deep dive... They were toolin around in about 3000 foot of water..
     

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    Now that's fishing!


    That gets my blood pumpin just looking at the photos! I've never seen a sperm whale.. that would be cool. What kind of bait? Shrimp? Squid? Back in Cali the oil platforms have lots of scallops can u dive on those?(I never wanted to eat filter feaders caught off an oil platform - call me a sissy).

    I surprised it's that deep in the Gulf.. how far out? There's a uboat wreck out there somewhere..

    Awesome Dan... good post..

    we may have to start a fishing thread.. the HUGE tarpon are running here (100 lbs +) and the snook are biting...

    fk... i need a boat!

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    Good stuff Dan. Looks like fun, with the added bonus of plenty of food. 8)
     
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    Good stuff Dan!:thumbright:
     
  5. lesofprimus

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    Loota fun fellas.... Bait was a combo of live baits: eels, hardtails and shrimp.... U could dive the platforms if u want, u get alot of cuda and sharks tho, so always alittle bit fun there hehe... No scallops....

    The Ram Platform is about 120 miles out.... Thats where the Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo and big Tiger Sharks run about...
     
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    Great shots Dan!

    Makes me wish that I still had my boat. :(

    TO
     
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    I have fished frresh water my entire life until I had a chance to go salt water. Man, that was a fricken blast!!

    Looked like an awesome trip!
     
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    Nice photos Les!
     
  9. lesofprimus

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    You guys made a nice haul there!

    Man, you said the magic word...Marlin! We'd go down to Baja and the waters were just loaded with action, you name it, they had it.

    We never had a whale get that close to us, but we had a whaleshark cruise right beneath us on one trip. I know they aren't a toothed predator, but it still creeps me out to see a shark that freakin' big.
     
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    nice haul Bud ! ............. though not enough Beer

    I remember my Dad an avid fisherman would take us out off the central Oregon coast to fish for Salmon, sadly my bro and I don't do well on choppy water, caught 5 nearly p7ked my guts out my bro was under cabin hanging over a 5 gal plastic bucket all morn. Can laugh at all of this now, as they are fun memories
     
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    Good haul Dan, looks like you had fun. Agree with Erich though, doesn't look like there was enough beer.
     
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    Not enough beer???? Went through 4 cases of it....
     
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    Great shots Dan. I used to live about 15 miles from South Padre Island and we used to go fishing all around there, including surf fishing.....until we got into a bunch of sharks. Kinda scared me out of the ocean.
     
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    I tried to go salmon fishing off the California coast last spring and they told me that it was shut down. That was a bummer. I showed up at the Frisco wharves and couldn't find a boat to even go after halibut. A bad year I reckon.


    Great photos Dan, looked like a blast. Years back I worked on one of those big floaters out in the Mississipi Canyon out of Venice La. Good times and great fishing. I'll have to go out to fish soon.
     
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    Man, wish I was there!!!!:)
     
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    I love fishing! I am so jealous, that is the one thing I can not do over here, deep sea fishing! I get to do a lot of river and lake fishing, but I really want to get out and catch some ocean fish!
     
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    The whole point of Deep Sea fishing is eating those Deep Sea fishies....
     
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    Yeap, I love sea food man. I can eat any kind of fish and sea food. If it comes out of the water, put it on my plate! Friday night I made a good meal of:

    Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce
    Halibut with Oranges and Angel Hair Pasta
     
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    Makin me hungry Chris..... Also caught a decent sized triggerfish, which is EXCELLENT eatin lemme tell ya....

    My son Ryan will probably devour those 2 fillets tho, little prick..... The Mangrove Snapper is also especially tasty meat...
     
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