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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:05 am 
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So the weather gods promised good weather and they just lied a little, when I got to the High Island area of the Texas Gulf Coast I found the wind and waves a little more than the gods promised:

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We launched an went out to 11' of water and weren't anchored and fishing for more than 5 minutes and my buddy in his Revolution was hooked up with a big fish:

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He starts the day off with a nice bull red fish!

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Then he promptly catches another one, all the while I am just sitting there watching. But soon, my reel starts clicking and I catch my first bull red for the day>

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We are fishing with cut mullet and crab........and soon the big uglies (black drum) start hitting the crabs. Here I am hooked up on a big ugly!

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Ta da!!!

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We start catching big uglies, alternatively and let me tell you they are nasty, slimy fish!

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They are bottom/scent feeders and these whiskers on the bottom of their mouths are called Barbels and it is the sensors they find food with!

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But they do slime a boat and everything they touch.

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Occasionally we would catch a bull red in the mix, too.

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Finally it just got too choppy and windy to be much fun so I hit the beach.......my buddy stayed out fishing for another 30 minutes (you can barely see him in the top center of this pic)

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The wind had my flag standing straight out!

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We finally called it a day and had caught 17 fish between us, about half big ugles and half bull reds. It was a decent trip.

This is what the water looked like as we headed home at 3:30 pm!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:34 am 
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Love getting trashed and hammered. I try to get trashed and hammered every weekend in the wee early morning hours. Trash my yak and have my baits hammered then stumble up on the beach parking area by noon looking like a BeachBum slob covered in filth. :lol: :lol: :lol: great report MM

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:47 pm 
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Dude those are some nice fish. But that is just plain NASTY :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 7:59 pm 
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Mythman im hammer time on tkf
I expect my PA to be delivered later in the week
and would like to try some BTB action but am
a newcomer to this.
You ever go out with newbies?
HT


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:42 am 
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hammer time wrote:
Mythman im hammer time on tkf
I expect my PA to be delivered later in the week
and would like to try some BTB action but am
a newcomer to this.
You ever go out with newbies?
HT


They do all the time.
In the BTB section over at TKF they usually post planned trips, you can Private message them or show up and introduce yourself.
Be sure to read the BTB Sticky Threads on equipment/anchor setups etc. since BTB is a little different than bay/shallows fishing.
When you arrive, inform them it's your first trip out BTB and they'll give you tips too and watch out for you a bit more.


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:58 am 
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Hey, MM. what did you use for the Registration letter and number? Looks like they are sticking thight? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:40 pm 
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Looks like a great time. I just picked up my first Hobie kayak today. A Pro Angler as well. I will be using it off La Jolla in California.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:35 am 
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Thinwater skinner wrote:
Hey, MM. what did you use for the Registration letter and number? Looks like they are sticking thight? Thanks.



Sorry I am late responding..........I haven't been on this site, much, lately.......my bad, because there are tons of good info I need.

The letter were already on the yak when I purchased it......but a few have started to peel and I just put marine goop behind them and it seems to hold them tight.

Hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:42 am 
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Interesting...colored balls in the fishing pole tubes .......Is it to keep water and debris out of the tubes ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:42 am 
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danasp22 wrote:
Interesting...colored balls in the fishing pole tubes .......Is it to keep water and debris out of the tubes ?


Yes, when you go through 3-5 ft surf waves.


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