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#1 Cobia69

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:43 PM

Arrr ! I will still Pwn you all in fishing !


Don't count on that. Us brown water fishermen(man that just doesn't sound right) do some serious damage. Cobia69 has designed and built a fully portable fishing rig for the pier we use. This thing is seriously sweet. Maybe he'll post a pic.

We may not get out to the blue water often but we just drive down the street and our lines are wet.


I didn't want to further hijack the most helpful thread, so I decided to start this one. This is for all those that hunt and gather ;)

First off, my newest mod.
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And secondly, a big ol redfish that will wear ya out, and make you speak RGonian for about 20 minutes afterwards.
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Really would like to get out and try the new portable rig for the pier this weekend, but looks like we got us a little wanna be evil woman named Arlene heading our way and killing the chance. I'll dig up more horns-n-tails when I can find them.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:08 PM

That's a nice catch on light tackle.

Let me know what kinda tree damage you get if any :nod:

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:18 PM

Dude, notice that cheesy grin on his face. He just about lost the fish several times. Damn people wouldn't pull their lines in and get out of the way. Noobs are freakin' everywhere!

If I can find the pics, I'll have to post the story of the twice caught Speckled Trout later.

That's a nice catch on light tackle.


These tropical storms lay more rain than wind. Houston got 36 inches from Allison a couple of years ago and two years ago Isadore and another storm washed us out pretty good.

Let me know what kinda tree damage you get if any :nod:



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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:30 PM

That's a kick butt lil rig ya got there Cobia....

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:40 PM

Current desktop of some groupers I caught a couple years ago.
http://img.photobuck...ato/grouper.jpg

Myself and a nice king *(hope its within limits of width)
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goupers and triggers (winter time and snapper season is closed)
http://img.photobuck...2o/7b7ea274.jpg

Arrr, Lost a 45+ lb ling a couple days ago when it frayed the line on the bottom of the boat and eventually broke. (there was an 60-80 lb class fish with it that we never got a shot at.)

Lost a 8 ft plus shark out of a pack of 50 behind a shrimp boat the other week.
(a couple 10ft plus hammerheads in that pack we saw, unknown but it spooled the poor 4/0 penn with 60lb and we never stopped it.) The 9/0 & 16/0 Penns were off the boat for service so we had nothing big enough to stop them.

I have 13 sharks I fear, the one that missed me when I was overboard and the 12 that I pupped and tossed into the ocean as I dressed a spinner shark.

Being as I practice almost daily as I work on a boat, I am decent by any standard.

I know of one or two that are my fishing equal and I find and make better fishermen out of the natural fishermen (& ladies ) I encounter at work. If you have natural talent I talk smack to you and tell you I am putting you on my all star fishing team. *(My highest compliment.)

Some are deft and andriot others are daft and wooden. I have gotten faster and I have mad showmanship when I catch a fish in front of six people who wont listen to how I tell them how to fish. Be amazed at how they listen then. Sigh, just wish they were capable of listening the first time. Tip : the ladies do better cause they do listen the first time.

Otherwise we are up the local creek chumming gators up and canoeing and fishing for bream and bass n catfish. (makes it more fun with gators around.)

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Nice red. Makes me salivate for some cajun blackening seasoning.
*(out of slot limit (18-27) isnt it.)

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:41 PM

That's a kick butt lil rig ya got there Cobia....

Thanks, I had a bit of time while I waited on my truck to cool off so I could mod the PSU in it ;) Alternator was giving into a slow death, and wouldn't you know it, it actually PERFORMED better with the new one in. LOL :shake:

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:41 PM

These tropical storms lay more rain than wind. Houston got 36 inches from Allison a couple of years ago and two years ago Isadore and another storm washed us out pretty good.


Thanks ExRoadie,about right now I start tracking all these tropical storms,I've chased down a few that were reported to be bad,but had little tree damage.
Might be nice to get an accurate assessment from ppl who live were they hit

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:42 PM

Current desktop of some groupers I caught a couple years ago.
http://img.photobuck...ato/grouper.jpg

Myself and a nice king *(hope its within limits of width)
Posted Image


goupers and triggers (winter time and snapper season is closed)
http://img.photobuck...2o/7b7ea274.jpg

Arrr, Lost a 45+ lb ling a couple days ago when it frayed the line on the bottom of the boat and eventually broke. (there was an 60-80 lb class fish with it that we never got a shot at.)

Lost a 8 ft plus shark out of a pack of 50 behind a shrimp boat the other week.
(a couple 10ft plus hammerheads in that pack we saw, unknown but it spooled the poor 4/0 penn with 60lb and we never stopped it.) The 9/0 & 16/0 Penns were off the boat for service so we had nothing big enough to stop them.

I have 13 sharks I fear, the one that missed me when I was overboard and the 12 that I pupped and tossed into the ocean as I dressed a spinner shark.

Being as I practice almost daily as I work on a boat, I am decent by any standard.

I know of one or two that are my fishing equal and I find and make better fishermen out of the natural fishermen (& ladies ) I encounter at work. If you have natural talent I talk smack to you and tell you I am putting you on the my all star fishing team. *(My highest compliment.)

Some are deft and andriot others are daft and wooden. I have gotten faster and I have mad showmanship when I catch a fish in front of six people who wont listen to how I tell them how to fish. Be amazed at how they listen then. Sigh, just wish they were capable of listening the first time. Tip : the ladies do better cause they do listen the first time.

Otherwise we are up the local creek chumming gators up and canoeing and fishing for bream and bass n catfish. (makes it more fun with gators around.)

cobia69
Nice red. Makes me salivate for some cajun blackening seasoning.
*(out of slot limit (18-27) isnt it.)


Nice Smoker there! Been a long while since I did any king fishing. Was always a blast when you'd get in on them. I've got lost cobia/ling stories that still make me want to cry. As far as size limit, try about 37" which you can keep one oversize, but not in out of state waters.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:46 PM

That picture was taken back in the 70's when there were no limits. /really

lol

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Nice red. Makes me salivate for some cajun blackening seasoning.
*(out of slot limit (18-27) isnt it.)



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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:47 PM

Absolutely, can even provide pics so you can see for yourself.

Thanks ExRoadie,about right now I start tracking all these tropical storms,I've chased down a few that were reported to be bad,but had little tree damage.
Might be nice to get an accurate assessment from ppl who live were they hit



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Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:06 PM

Nice Smoker there! Been a long while since I did any king fishing. Was always a blast when you'd get in on them. I've got lost cobia/ling stories that still make me want to cry. As far as size limit, try about 37" which you can keep one oversize, but not in out of state waters.


I am on the gulf side, red regs might be differnt but we don't ever fish for them.
Ling is 31 to the inside fork of the tail and we got 3rd in the local tournament this year with a 48 pounder.

Kings are slow this year. The bait is there, the fish are there, but no one is catching many. We average one a trip this year vs 2 or 3 per trip this time last year. With the Rain this spring and the cold front it set the whole panhandle anual cycle back by a month. So everything was late, spanish,sharks, flounder pompano and its not cause we killed them all.

Yesterday the gospel /country music singer from wyoming (montana ?) was on the boat and caught a 20lb + king on a (penn) 500L spooled with 30 lb mono and a 20 lb flourocarbon leader and circle hook.

I powergaffed it with a grunt at the first opportunity. I hit it 2 inches down and back from his gill rakers (spinal and heart peirced nearly simultaneously ) and it was dead before it came in the boat. It was going by me at 5- 10 mph and I reached out and ripped it from the water.

The exhale / grunt is both anti hernia and an massive adrenaline release. It makes it all flow just like you see it in your mind reguardless of what body part complains or tries to quit on you.

Actually, mine is bruaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. But thats not near as good as ARR ~!

Even the capn busted a grin on that. You only get one shot on a green king on mono and I wasn't going to waste it cause they sucked and needed fish in the box.

The 8 year old, he had natural talent also, he made the all star team. (And I made a fisaherman for life.) (He put half the fish in the boat and outfished his older broither and pawpaw combined.)

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 02:42 AM

Fishing, Hunting, and other activities that end up with dead stuff you eat



So tell us, how did you cook up that 'thang' in pic 2?