View Full Version : Rookies get lucky

July 26th, 2010, 11:08 AM
WDegenhart and I took his 21 ft Regulator out of SLP this weekend. Never fishing offshore in Texas before we spent most of the Saturday getting a feel for the area. We ended up with one nice King and a few strikes. Sunday was a different story. We got out early and immediately started catching fish. We caught 8 kings, 2 sharks and 1 foul hooked trigger. The bigger kings hit live trolled Hardtails and the smaller ones hit 30+ divers trolled pretty fast. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Saturday was big rollers with no chop and Sunday had smaller waves but with chop. Hit a few weedlines with no sucess. The only bad thing was my seven year old didn't make the trip Sunday. I love fishing inshore but the offshore is pretty addicting.

July 26th, 2010, 12:02 PM
nice trip and catching.congrats.bet the little one is hooked now

July 26th, 2010, 12:21 PM

July 26th, 2010, 12:43 PM
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July 26th, 2010, 02:22 PM
congrats. how far out were yall?

July 26th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Nice Job Fellas!!

July 26th, 2010, 09:17 PM
It was a really fun trip on Sunday & we can't thank everyone enough for your advice!!!

Brad was nice enough to offer to lead us out of SLP, but he suggested that we launch in the pass in lieu of trying to wind our way to the pass from one of the other marinas. We made it out of the pass with no problem thanks to help!

We caught most of our fish between 30-40 miles out. There were fish all the way between there. There was a nice rip right around the 40 mile mark, but we decided to bottom fish a wreck rather than troll the rip. It wasn't blue water, but it was very clean water in that area.

We didn't do anything bottom fishing the wreck which really surprised me because there was tons of bait and fish blowing up on the sonar. I guess it was small bait stealer type stuff??? Funny thing is we dropped a few things down on the rigs and didn't get any AJ or Red Snapper which amazed me because other areas I have fished with similar conditions have been loaded with Snapper.

I'm here in Galveston all week, so if anyone wants to make a trip, I need some deckhand/fisherman type folks to accompany and help reel in fish and cover gas. Send me a note if you want to go.

Thanks again for the help. Will

July 26th, 2010, 11:58 PM
nice trip, live bait works wonders

July 27th, 2010, 08:13 AM
wtg.. I remember my rookie days.. Heck man, on some things offshore, we are all still rookies..

July 27th, 2010, 11:07 AM
That was nice of Brad and Mark to help ya thru the pass. I told ya someone would help!! WTG!

July 29th, 2010, 10:43 AM
Nice job..congrats.