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    Posted: 06/07/2012 at 11:02pm
Well Brian's boys Tyler and Spencer took me out today. I did fairly decent at the first stopping place catching the only redfish we could keep (rest were very small) mine was 5 to 6 lbs and really gave me a good fight. I LOVED it LOL. Tyler tore up the speckled trout and then Spence got into the act. Me, couldn't get the timing right at first. 2nd stop was a dude and so was the 3rd but the last and 4th stop was the ticket. I finally caught my very first speckled trout and white trout ever, and three of them were pretty good size. We finally came in around 1:30 or so and good thing, as I was so hot I got sick and cramping up bad. Took me an hour before I could eat half a sandwich. But me and Tyler headed back out around 3:30 or so and we finally had cloud cover so that made it feel cooler. I didn't catch anything to keep but Tyler found a sweet spot and caught 6 or 7 more trout.  All total for the day we caught 1 decent redfish, 27 speckled trout and 7 white trout, not including lots of trash cats and 3 sharks (I caught 2 I could have done without) LOL, lots of small reds and small trout, but it was all fun.
 
Going out on the rigs tomorrow with Brian, his wife, his friend Keith and a few other folks to catch snapper (or whatever). Here's a few pics for today.
 
 
 
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we're having to hold up on deep sea fishing, storms rolled in this morning. Sunshine at the hotel, but 30 miles further south and rain is pouring and winds are up. So we're hoping for later this afternoon.
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Well that stinks, hopefully you'll get to make it out this evening and the weather cooperates. I'm still super jealous of this trip!!!! Hope y'all catch some nice snapper.
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We finally got to to go out around 3pm got to the 1st rig around 4 but no action so went to the 2nd rig. I'll have to post pictures later of the fish when Charlene emails them to me. My camera took a beating and a soaking from the rough ride and it doesn't work no more.  I did manage to get what pictures I did take though on the way out to the rigs until we hit the rough stuff. Camera SD chip/battery compartment opened up and saltwater got in it. Camera suppose to be waterproof but uuuhhhh not with compartments open Confused. Can't find the charger cord for it either so got no way of knowing if it'll charge (indicator light button which also turns it on). Camera isn't but a month old, as I bought it for our anniversary trip.
 
I got really sick (chest pains) on the way out from the constant beating of the boat on my back (was sitting on a bean bag chair), then I got feelings of the other kind of sick on and off once we arrived at the rig. Manage to keep everything in check until we headed back, 14 miles in with 4 to go and I was really hurting in the chest (no more deep sea fishing for me I guess), so much so my left arm was killing me, but I suddenly bolted upright and let it go. Half can of pepsi and I was done and after 5 minutes feeling pretty darn good except for the chest pains which were now not so strong. They put another bean bag chair behind my back for the rest of the trip and that really helped. I even managed to go to supper with them at the truck stop and actually eat something.
 
Now for the fishing part. No fish to write home to momma about at the 1st rig. 2nd rig was a whole another story. I tied into a GREAT white trout. Sucker is LONG. I've been told that anything over 4lbs is big, this sucker was a giant. Brian said he hasn't seen one that big. We were going for red snapper (2 each is the limit and must be 16in or bigger). We caught white trout, 9 red snapper (didn't get our limit but 2 or 3 were really nice ones), mangrove snapper, trigger fish, grouper and some other species. Charlene lost 3 or 4 in the rig's legs, I lost one I never did gain any ground on, he ripped the line off the reel and I couldn't stop him before he got into the rig. Had another we figured was a lemon fish cause he left the rig with my hook and just kept peeling line off until a 100yds come off and I had a spot where the line got deep into the spool (line too loose) and it stopped and he kept going breaking me off (50lb test line). Everybody lost big fish in the rig, but we caught some nice one's too. Keith caught a white trout and fought it a little while when suddenly something grabbed it and starting peeling line off and then it went slack. Back came just the head of the white trout so we surmised it was a barracuda that grabbed it and ripped it in half (more than half actually).
 
Oh well, here's some scenery pics until Charlene sends me pics of 2 fish I caught (better ones) not sure if she took others.
 
 
Brian and Charlene above
 
 
Fred (co-owner of the boat with Brian (briankinley2004)) catching live bait of mullet and proggies while we are fueling up.
 
 
Fred bringing bait to the boat to put in the livewell.
 
 
Live bait in the well
 
 
Fred's friend Keith and some scenery
 
 
 
 
 
This was the last of the calm waters, I was riding in the back of the boat until the waves started crashing into where I was sitting LOL and I had to move to the other side inside where you see a speaker on the right, I was on the left side (port) and still got wet, but not terribly bad (mostly back and arms). Coming in it was a lot calmer but couldn't tell my chest that Ouch. So Brian said we'll just go out in the bay tomorrow and let Fred take the big boat out to the rigs (depending on weather)
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I am sad though that I can't do the deep sea fishing, not in my condition (or make it any worse) as I sure had a great time WHILE I was fishing (not going and coming) LOL
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Its too late, it won't even try to charge. Wally world in Galliano won't even talk swap. Their policy is 15 days while all the others are 90. So on the way home Monday I'll just make a side turn to Florence AL and get it swapped on the way, as its only 3 weeks old. (and I bought extended warranty for once)  However that doesn't help me with taking pics, so gotta wait for Charlene to email me pics from today too.
 
It was slow today, rolling storms and I'm SURE glad I didn't go out (or try to) to the 18 or 8 mile rigs. Fred took the boat out today and took Keith with him, they didn't catch anything and it took them an hour just to just less than halfway that we went yesterday. It was rough they said. Brian and Charlene took me in their smaller boat the boys took me out in the first day. Action was slow for the most part. Charlene lost 2 BIG speckled trout but I had fun with a 20lb black drum who kept me busy for almost 10 minutes while Brian was trying to get a trout undone from net. Went to another spot along the channel and I caught the only 2 fish there that was caught. Redfish and a nice trout. Think Brian said we caught around 17 today, they'll clean them later. Tomorrow I'll get 20 or 30lbs of JUMBO shrimp at $3.50 a pound down here. Well time to get cleaned up for dinner tonight, going to a different restaurant - something Oceana in Golden Meadow (very well known town for speed traps for many, many years)
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Brian just sent me the picture from his cell phone of the 20lb black drum I caught yesterday. Don't think we took pictures of the redfish and trout I caught as we didn't have a camera with us. Wished I had my camera working, I could have done some youtube videos of the action. Confused

 
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Nice!!!Thumbs Up

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Well Brian and his family are on the way home. I'm leaving in the morning and I should get pics of fish tonight from Charlene, etc. I got my one chest of fish, and stopped across the bridge and loaded the other one with 30 lbs of HUGE fresh shrimp ($105) - 3.50 a lb is CHEAP and you can't even find them that big in TN (HUGE HUGE) LOL. Got red snapper, king mackeral, grouper, specked trout, white trout, lemon fish and redfish. I'm good for a long time but I do want to go back again. But I'm hiring Brian's boys to take me out as they are better at finding fish in the bays than Brian is LOL. Although I did pick up on one trick. When you see a porpoise near the bank, STOP and fish.  Every time I fished, I caught something decent Wink.  Its a shame I can't do the deep sea stuff, and holly cow was the sun HOT - I am burnt good. My neighbor girls were just commenting on how tanned I looked from working on my boats and cutting grass - wait till they see me now Nuke, yep, nuclear exposure LOL.  Brian, thanks man, it was a load of fun even though one trip I was hurting pretty good for a while. Tell the boys thanks HEAPS for the memories. If I die this year or next, I'll remember the trip. Tell Fred sorry for scaring the daylights out of him and his friend Keith.
 
Oh and I did a little (lot) damage to Charlene's skiff. Was throwing this stainless steel pole anchor and it didn't stick so threw again but it hit the edge of her boat, punching a half inch deep gouge in the fiberglass (strong boat I must say). From then on I don't think I threw it again Embarrassed, didn't want to get dumped in the bayou by Charlene, but I gave her something I hope will fix it properly (yeah Brian, NO putty, fix it right - its Charlene's boat) Wink
 
Oh and Brian, I want one of those stainless steel pole anchors, maybe even two but I hope I don't spear my bass boat with it LOL
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Brian and Charlene got the pics to me from fishing in the gulf 18 miles out. Here I'm fighting hard to get one in, but he hung me up in the rig legs eventually.
 
 
 
But I did catch that trout which Brian said it was the biggest he's ever seen. We estimated 10lbs, at least 2 lbs shy of the state record, but I was pleased. LOL
 
 
 
and I got a red snapper (among a few others)
 
 
 
So even though by their standards we didn't catch a lot, I was happy Big smile
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Charles we had a great time as well. I think you have been watching too much Wicked Tuna and tried to harpon Charlene's boat with that cajun anchorLOL. The dimple will make a nice pilot hole for some new LED lightsWink. For everyone reading this that red snapper in the picture went back and was 15 1/2" which is 1/2" too short. The trout, if you will compare, has to be at least 30" long. I wanted to weigh it buy my buddy Fred got up early and cleaned fish thinking he was doing us a favor. Since we hit the dock at 8:30 pm tired, scared and hungry we didn't weigh that night. I am waiting on them to send the dock shot they supposedly took before cleaning the fish but we had 3 or 4 really solid snapper for a quick evening trip. Next time I will get Tyler to put you on some bull reds!
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Brian is just being nice when he says dimple. I mean I put a WHACK on that boat LOL and Charlene didn't so much as give me a mean look (at least not to my face) LOL.  I can't wait to return and have more good times even though it'll just be bay fishing, but hey, Tyler knows where they are Big smile. Looking forward to another trip - just give me 3 months notice when to come again so I can start saving money for it. Star  Think I'd like to do 4 days again.
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Looks like you guys had a great time. The fishin' looks good too.Thumbs Up
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Brian just sent me the dock shot (doesn't show it all, but enough I guess)
 
 
My white trout is to the far right of that big red snapper
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Nice , that red snapper is some great eating! That trout is great also, well speckled is anyway I've never had white.
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The white trout is every bit as good or better than speckled but it doesn't freeze well. You have to leave in fridge for a slow thaw if you freeze it or it gets soggy.
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Glad you reminded me, as I just put it in a bag of water to freeze in the chest freezer. In fact we did all of them in water and set to freeze. We were exhausted, glad we didn't have much more than that and sure glad I didn't get any crawfish (live or had to clean, peel and store)
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Just found out today, I was much closer to the Louisana state fishing record for White Trout than I thought. Seems the state record is 11lbs set in 1973 but me and Brian still figure I was shy of that, but by how much we'll never know now since it was cleaned before we had a chance to weigh it. Oh well, close don't count Ouch but it sure was fun Big smile
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