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Offshore on the Reelbeast 6/4

 
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Tyler
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject: Offshore on the Reelbeast 6/4 Reply with quote

Capt. Ross McElwee pm'd me as he had an open spot on the Reelbeast for an exploratory snapper run on Tuesday. I immediately agreed and made it to his spread in Pelican Cove in Aransas Pass five minutes prior to boarding at 7am. This would be a fun trip with the Captain, his son Russ who is about 6'6" just an inch shorter than his dad ( It's nice not to be the largest person around), son in law Captain Clint Clark, who used to run all our Corpusfishing.com trips and now the captain of the Caliente, and first time offshore fisherman and friend of Russ', Robbie Rhies.

Ross just finished the cottage he is putting up clients in for overnight stays and it is just great. They also have access to his large patio, pool and green lights in the canal.

We headed out of the jetties at a comfortable speed and about an hour offshore and past the anchored ships we proceeded to catch snapper after snapper. They were literally covering up his fish finder from 30 to 105 feet down. A weightless drifted ribbon fish brought in this big snapper that weighed 14.5 pounds.



We were also using live pin perch Capt. Ross catches at his dock and ended up with limits of snapper quickly. We also got into some kingfish, no pics though they hit the mono snapper rigs and busted off. Robbie also caught an atlantic sharpnose shark. Here is Ross and no I didn't cheesily edit out a rig, I stuck my finger in the picture and tried to clean it up. Ross is so tall I couldn't manage to get all of him in the frame.



Here are two 10 pounders on at once with Russ and Captain Clint doing the honors.



It was ridiculously easy. Later we checked out a rig for ling but couldn't find any though we did see a massive school of blue runners milling around. Then it was off to check out a couple of tankers but again there was nothing going on so we headed on back to Aransas Pass and were back at the dock by 12:15.

Robbie and I with our two fish limits.



And the rest of the day's catch.



Captain Ross is running a special for our forum members and I highly recommend it. He's a riot.

Oh and here's dinner. Snapper picatta with wine, butter, caper and lemon reduction. It was fabulous!



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a great time! Those snapper are absolute pigs
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice...I saw some big ones Sunday night at Clems from some guys that went offshore. There are definitely some nice fish to be had right now Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang Tyler...I am jealous!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you had a productive trip. I've fished with Ross and really enjoyed his company sense of humor. At 5'-7", I look like a midget standing next to him.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTG Guy's A awesome job on those Snappers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's always nice getting to fill those empty seats.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bet it was nice not taking a 3-4 hour boat ride. Nice catch
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shallowsport wrote:
Bet it was nice not taking a 3-4 hour boat ride. Nice catch


Ain't that the truth. Some fried snapper would be a nice treat or broiled.
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