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Charlie
October 27th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Well me and FWE member sfef84 (http://www.fishwestend.com/forum/member.php?u=1092), Steve, finally hit bull red paydirt. We fished the east end of the seawall in the ship channel from rocks there and caught 1 slot red to 23 inches, a keeper trout I caught in the cast net casting for mullet, lol, AND 8 bull reds all over 35 inches! Initially I wasn't catching anything, and I soon discovered why. I was using too small a bait. I look over at Steve, who's been catching them steadily while I'm sittin there wondering why isn't anything biting my line and he's hooking up HUGE chunks of fresh cut mullet! I'm talking 6-10 inch chunks here. The bulls were in a feeding frenzy on these HUGE mullet! So at the end I decided to tie on some bigger tackle and try it. Line wasn't in the water longer than 5 mins and I hauled in about a 40 inch red. Yes he actually caught 7 bulls to my one but I was happy and content and we decided to call it a night. Anyways, we took lots of pics and and released the big fellas. Steve will post the pics as soon as he gets them uploaded I'm sure. Man what an evening though. Sure makes up for the countless hours we spent trying to hook up with these big bohemeths!

boom
October 27th, 2010, 06:16 AM
Sweet, congrats!

nokatchin
October 27th, 2010, 06:49 AM
Nice,congrats

Milkjug
October 27th, 2010, 08:03 AM
Awesome, ya'll had a goal, worked for it, and succeeded. Doesn't get any more rewarding.

So you gonna buy me a beer for suggesting that spot? :D

Charlie
October 27th, 2010, 08:16 AM
Awesome, ya'll had a goal, worked for it, and succeeded. Doesn't get any more rewarding.

So you gonna buy me a beer for suggesting that spot? :D


Absolutely!! Better yet, I'll bring a cooler of beer and we'll sit out there and catch us a mess of bulls! :cool:

sfef84
October 27th, 2010, 10:03 AM
Charlie beat me to the update but hes right... we left them biting. Had a double hookup at one point. We were catching em on 200lb steel braid leader and 13/0 circle hooks (needed every bit of it)

Anyone know any TPWD officers? If so, call em up and tell them to enforce the heck out of that area. The messicans are taking 2-3 Bulls per person and the Asians are taking anything they catch, including way undersized Reds. Don't mean to be a nark, but whats right is right. In a span of 2 hours I was there before Charlie, I saw at least 7-8 bull reds caught, filleted (ew) and discarded, and that is on a TUESDAY! Imagine the weekends. If no one knows a TPWD officer, ill call.

Anyway... After 2 solid weeks of fishing with a couple smacks and small sharks to account for, it was like the fishing gods said "Charlie, Steve... you hath put your time in... Ask and ye shall receive" We were chuckin out chunks, setting the clicker and couldnt even start a conversation before cllllick, click.... cli clic ZZZZZZZZZZZ hookup. It was awesome.

sfef84
October 27th, 2010, 10:09 AM
We should have taken a pic of the castnet trout. He was sittin under a bunch of mullet gettin' fat. It was prob 20 in but looked like it was about to explode

FP10
October 27th, 2010, 10:23 AM
Awesome job guys!! Congrats!

Steve_A
October 27th, 2010, 11:05 AM
"""" Anyone know any TPWD officers? If so, call em up and tell them to enforce the heck out of that area. The messicans are taking 2-3 Bulls per person and the Asians are taking anything they catch, including way undersized Reds. Don't mean to be a nark, but whats right is right. In a span of 2 hours I was there before Charlie, I saw at least 7-8 bull reds caught, filleted (ew) and discarded, and that is on a TUESDAY! Imagine the weekends. If no one knows a TPWD officer, ill call. """.........You can call Operation Game Thief, 1-800-792-4263.......Put the number in your cell phone.

sfef84
October 27th, 2010, 11:12 AM
"""" Anyone know any TPWD officers? If so, call em up and tell them to enforce the heck out of that area. The messicans are taking 2-3 Bulls per person and the Asians are taking anything they catch, including way undersized Reds. Don't mean to be a nark, but whats right is right. In a span of 2 hours I was there before Charlie, I saw at least 7-8 bull reds caught, filleted (ew) and discarded, and that is on a TUESDAY! Imagine the weekends. If no one knows a TPWD officer, ill call. """.........You can call Operation Game Thief, 1-800-792-4263.......Put the number in your cell phone.

Good Info... Ill put it in.

FP10
October 27th, 2010, 11:20 AM
The number is also on the back of your fishing license.

sfef84
October 27th, 2010, 11:44 AM
Well this is what I've got :

Officer Jaime Pandlebury
jaime.pendlebury@tpwd.state.tx.us

Office 409-933-1947
Fax 409-9331964
24 hour # 281-842-8100
and as posted 1-800-792-GAME (4263)

Flood them with calls will get their attention . My question is if some of these folks are ilegals how do you get them to court or to even pay fines for that matter ?

Thats a good question and one that I do not know. What I DO know is that if TPWD has to give CBP a call, expect the crowd levels to be drastically lower.

Robalo
October 27th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Nice report-too bad about the game thieves. hope GW get after them.

Charlie
October 27th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Oh yeah I forgot to mention the illegal fishing, but those guys were ruthless and just plain irresponsible to say the least. Hell they were even asking us to give them the fish we caught! It was great seeing the disgusting looks on their faces when we released the big boys to fight another day.

Anyways can't wait to get back from vacation to try it out again, and Steve, we gotta bring a better camera next time to document Part 2 of.....BUULLL REDDD SLAAAAUGHTER! STAY TUNED!

reeltime
October 27th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Pm me the detail and i will take it to the game warden that lives down the road.Outstanding catch and release guys.......ya'll's arms still burning!

dbarham
October 27th, 2010, 08:33 PM
I know about 5 different wardens in this area that eat at our resturaunt im gonna tell em!

imhammer
October 27th, 2010, 08:45 PM
Great report fellas. Glad you finally got them!

Ditto on the game theives. It is the same during the flounder run with the illegals.

sfef84
October 27th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Pm me the detail and i will take it to the game warden that lives down the road.Outstanding catch and release guys.......ya'll's arms still burning!

I'll put the details up here so any others that have good relations with tpwd can pass along the info:

I would put $50 bucks on a bet that no one out there has a fishing license.

Went out today (skunked) and recognized about a dozen guys out there from yesterday and all had 2-3 big bulls each.

Tell the Game Wardens to get down there and look closely, ( don't glass the area from above) they have their bull reds strung together and tied off to the rocks in shallow water to keep them fresh for when they leave at the end of the day.

Location: end of seawall blvd looking to the left ( towards seawolf park)

Also cast netting into large mullet schools +12 in, scaling, fileting and then cooking on their bbq's on the spot.

Spoke to a few "locals" and openly admitted that their group of about 10 "dont have papers" (don't ask how the conversation began) and " creo que noventa nueve porciento no tengan documentos y no tengo miedo por que la policia nunca estan aqui...nunca"

I think it would be safe to assume that 100-200 bulls are taken illegally a week. I'm no angel, but I have respect for fishing and game laws.

Charlie
October 28th, 2010, 01:23 AM
Well this is what I've got :

Officer Jaime Pandlebury
jaime.pendlebury@tpwd.state.tx.us

Office 409-933-1947
Fax 409-9331964
24 hour # 281-842-8100
and as posted 1-800-792-GAME (4263)

Flood them with calls will get their attention . My question is if some of these folks are ilegals how do you get them to court or to even pay fines for that matter ?

Umm, it's called D-E-P-O-R-T-A-T-I-O-N. When I was stationed in Brownsville, we were always chasing the Mexican shark fishermen out of our waters. It was crazy because they would come into US waters, set their gill nets in the middle of the night, mark the position, then come back the next night to harvest hundreds of sharks and fish, then dash back across the border. We ended up catching a few and confiscating their boats and deporting the people back to Mexico, but there were plenty of others filling their spots. Anyways, back to the point, I think TPWD should set something up, and get these guys. Steve is right about 100's of bull red's taken per week illegally by these guys. It's really bad and someone needs to do something about it.

Tejasreds
October 28th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Maybe call the guys and see what they say about it before you go next time.

http://www.ice.gov/contact/ero/#houston or
Report Suspicious Activity

To report suspicious activity, call ICE toll-free at 1-866-DHS-2ICE

sfef84
October 28th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Does it make a difference that Houston is a "sanctuary city"?

slyell
November 3rd, 2010, 03:42 PM
Start taking pictures of them next time in the act... Sanctuary city? Imagine what would have happened if Bill White became governor..