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PINS 06/17/2012

 
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seanu21
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:55 am    Post subject: PINS 06/17/2012 Reply with quote

Well I needed some TX sand between my toes after the FL trip so I mentioned the Sunday window to my wife Friday night to see if she wanted to go. She didn't but said there was no reason I couldn't go. I agreed with her fine take on the situation and packed the truck after work Saturday and headed out with a BTB trip planned to an undisclosed location down South for Sunday morning. I just couldn't sit at home and let a BTB window on my weekend pass me by. The cold water reports and so on saying fishing was shut down South had me a little nervous but I figured if I could get offshore and map my intended destination w the depth finder it would still be a successful trip with classified info for later. Got to my destination a little after midnight and called it a night. Driving on the low tide ROCKED :rockin . Up early Sunday morning and before I could get the yak rigged and launched, I got a 17" Red, then 15" Trout (sweet, beat the Skunk) and a 25" Red within about 30 minutes. A good trip already and the kayak is still on dry land. Launched a little later than I wanted but the paddle out was easy. Mapped my destination, and also got a few fish while I was out there. GPS says I covered 7.5 miles total. Got a 23" and 26" Bonita (my first Bonita ever) and lost 2. Very fun on a light tackle rod. Also got one Shark, probably just shy of 5 ft but it wasn't cooperating with getting a close measurement. All I know is it was bigger than the 4' Sharkathon ruler and that's what matters for KW points Very Happy . Shark released successfully. Also hooked 3 more Sharks and lost them due to aerial acrobatics which was awesome to see so close the kayak. They would spit the hook while in the air, which was only a 5/0 Circle (they were all caught on a small setup I was drifting for Kingsfish\Jacks) with the final one finally tail slapping the line in the air and taking my 2 ft 60lb steel leader with it. The one I landed was on an Abu 7000. I've never seen 20lb line scream off a reel so fast. I locked the drag as much as I dared and sat back to enjoy the ride. Apparently 5' BTs top out at 3.2 mph according to the GPS. Not bad. Kicking myself now but I didn't take near enough water w me and at the onset of not feeling "right" I paddled back in to play it safe since I was solo. Packed up after a successful trip and headed N to find a spot closer to the entrance so it wouldn't be such a long drive off at high tide Monday morning. Found a nice spot at the 21mm and parked. Camped for the night. Only action was a 5'10" BT about 9pm on a casted Whiting on the 9/0. Not a bad end to a quick, fun trip. Here's some pics for your viewing pleasure:

17" red


25" Red


16" B Drum


26" Bonita






5'10". Not a bad way to end 12 hours of fishing.



And some random pics. This guy probably thought I was crazy. Middle of nowhere in a little plastic boat, lol.


Incognito this trip with no rack. This place may be what they meant by "this is what it's all about."


And some cool pics of just how wicked the food chain is. I was trolling a free line mullet around. Never felt\noticed it get hit but noticed that the bait seemed to start "jumping" instead of just a smooth troll like it had been. After a few minutes of that, I reeled in to see this. My only guess is the Gafftop saw an easy meal at the same time a Shark had the same thought about him. When I reeled it in, I noticed the mullet hadn't even been completely swallowed and the Gafftop hadn't even been hooked yet when the Shark got em both. Pretty neat how it got it and how the Shark got him just behind the fins.





It was a nice trip to the sand and another successful trip on the books. Water was green in close when I was there and was patchy in the guts with some clear water in all the mess. I saw a few Sharks swim past the kayak while I was out there. That never gets old and is still a bit creepy to me. Something about them not being hooked and that close to the yak is a neat feeling. Driving from the 21 to the entrance on the high tide sucked, glad I ran down part of the beach on the low tide the day before. Weed was pretty much non-existent where I was South, and was worse at the 21 but didn't mess with the long rods. Bait rods were hard to maintain though. Sunday's water was better than Monday's in close.

See ya out there
Sean
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Tyler
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great report and I loved the "he who eats last has the last laugh"!
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JayandCoyote
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's like a weird seafood turducken, maybe a "mullaftop".
Thanks for the report.
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osopup
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Shocked

Thats AWSOME!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice report and pics water looked good.Thanks for the report. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome trip! Hope to land a few this July. Waiiting on vacation to come up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome trip, nice variety of fish caught there~
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