5/16/12 SLI Offshore - Weeds Galore

Waited for my cousin (Maky - bigmak561 on the forum) to drop his 22 month old off, and meet me at my house. Got here a little early, and we were on the water a little after 10am. Since sandsprit was closed, we used the ramp just south of Finz/Shrimpers restaurant.

Got a few baits (threadfin, summer sized sardines and a pinfish) at the NE spot. They were being chased by bonita and we're pretty skiddish. Only ended up with 5 baits in about 30 min.

Water was beautiful and flat, so we were able to get to 75ft pretty quickly before setting the spread. GPS was set for PBH, but before we could get there, we ran into the Holy Grail of weedlines (there was no current today):





Changed the East/West troll to North/South and ran on the slick/East side of the weedline. Did 4 passes, but only landed one nice bull on a wire naked hoo. We got hit on every pass, but none stayed on... :banghead We decided to drift some live baits at the better sized patches in the line, and this landed another 2 bulls (one on live sardine, one on dead threadfin after running out of livebait) with lots of schoolies that didn't want whole or chunk bait... will try squid next time. Excuse my bottom half, I usually wear pants to hide the boots/long socks :grin













After we ran out of live bait, the action died out, so made a quick run in and back at home by 3:30. The biggest bull today gave us a nice 4-5 runs every time getting near the boat. 2 fish in the high teens and one pretty close to 20lbs. On the way in, we see a beautiful coast guard boat with quad verado 300s FLYING out of the inlet. Overall, had a nice short day catching up with my cousin.
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  • fishknutfishknut Posts: 3,925 Officer
    Great report. I guess you're little girl doesnt like dolphin, lol. We'll be out there tomorrow. Hopefully we have the same luck.
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  • Go MongoGo Mongo Posts: 2,105 Captain
    Awesome!
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  • robalorogrobalorog Posts: 495 Officer
    wow. love to see pics of weeds like that especially in 75ft. nice job cashing in on them.
  • PaulBoatPaulBoat Posts: 4,389 Officer
    nicely done Long.
  • VindawgVindawg Posts: 801 Officer
    Nice work....
  • fishslayer12fishslayer12 Posts: 334 Officer
    I am hitting FPI tomorrow,hope those mats have drifted my way:fishing
    If the fish aren't bitin', I jump in and shoot them....
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  • Captain DaveCaptain Dave Posts: 3,372 Captain
    Good job Long. That's a good lookin' cooler you have in the background.
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  • snookcooksnookcook Posts: 229 Officer
  • snooknUSMCsnooknUSMC Posts: 113 Officer
    Nice catch!
  • LET'S GOLET'S GO Posts: 2,040 Captain
    Long nice catch, good to see weed lines and big Dolphin. We are going out tomorrow with high hopes.
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  • RedRichRedRich Posts: 239 Deckhand
    Winner Winner Dolphin dinner!!!
  • The NickoThe Nicko Posts: 475 Deckhand
    Good report.. Nice work guys!!!
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,257 Officer
    Excellent going Fish 2 win! Pic with little girl is priceless!
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  • FishdflatsFishdflats Posts: 176 Officer
    Nicely done.... and a nice weed line. The water looks somewhat oily. Has it rained a lot in that area in the last few days..

    Thanks for the report.
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  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,779 Moderator
    fishknut wrote: »
    Great report. I guess you're little girl doesnt like dolphin, lol. We'll be out there tomorrow. Hopefully we have the same luck.

    Hahaha, thanks. She had stanger danger from her uncle, not from the fish! Good luck out there, let us know how you do.
    Go Mongo wrote: »
    Awesome!

    Thanks Dennis.
    robalorog wrote: »
    wow. love to see pics of weeds like that especially in 75ft. nice job cashing in on them.

    Thanks. There were some weeds in 60ft, but not as defined yesterday. The mats and line I'm showing in the picture are from 220-240ft.
    PaulBoat wrote: »
    nicely done Long.

    Thanks Paul.
    Vindawg wrote: »
    Nice work....

    Thanks!
    I am hitting FPI tomorrow,hope those mats have drifted my way:fishing

    There was a really slow current yesterday for the few hours I was out there.
    Good job Long. That's a good lookin' cooler you have in the background.

    Thanks Dave. That yeti is awesome. I put two full bags of cube ice in and left them in their bags, and after 5 hours (10 - 4pm), no sign of moisture. Sure it was overcast all day, but I still think that's really good!
    snookcook wrote: »
    Nice!

    Thanks!
    snooknUSMC wrote: »
    Nice catch!

    Thanks!
    LET'S GO wrote: »
    Long nice catch, good to see weed lines and big Dolphin. We are going out tomorrow with high hopes.

    Thanks Bo. Hope you guys do well!
    RedRich wrote: »
    Winner Winner Dolphin dinner!!!

    LOL, thanks!
    The Nicko wrote: »
    Good report.. Nice work guys!!!

    Thanks!
    e-money wrote: »
    Excellent going Fish 2 win! Pic with little girl is priceless!

    Thanks Eric! You probably can't tell, but she was happy to be there :wink
    Fishdflats wrote: »
    Nicely done.... and a nice weed line. The water looks somewhat oily. Has it rained a lot in that area in the last few days..

    Thanks for the report.

    Thanks, and yes. It had been raining here lately. Water was beautiful in 200ft yesterday, really clear and good visibility from what I can see from the boat.
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  • isla21isla21 Posts: 2,115 Officer
    Nice job out there! Solid fish
  • sailfish-007sailfish-007 Posts: 97 Deckhand
    nice work! Good eating too.
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  • ShoelessShoeless Posts: 2,064 Captain
    Nicely done Long!!!!!
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  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,779 Moderator
    isla21 wrote: »
    Nice job out there! Solid fish

    Thank you. Sure was quiet out there. Beautiful weather, nice weeds, must have been due to a weekday.
    nice work! Good eating too.

    Thanks. Had dolphin 3 dinners straight.. Giving it a rest now.
    Shoeless wrote: »
    Nicely done Long!!!!!

    Thanks Sean.
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  • DarcizzleDarcizzle Posts: 94 Deckhand
    Nice work, great pics! :thumbsup
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