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Does Anyone Know If There Are Any Bouys At Those Deep Water Rigs.
I Am Talking About The Spars Rigs (boom Vang, Nancen) & Diana Hoover
I Want To Spend The Night Out There But From What I Have Heard You Can No Longer Get Within 1600 Feet Of These Rigs. Has Anyone Heard Of This New Rule
 

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There's a bouy at Boom Vang to tie to or rather the rope to the bouy. We motored really close by with no problems.
 

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False statement. I was at Boovang on 7/17, no problem, and you can tie to the buoy, buy be prepared to move off if a crew boat needs it. I was at Gunnison and the drill rig 2 miles from it last weekend, and no problems. They will not let you tie up, or at least KM rigs will not. We usually fish all night so trying to tie up is not an issue with us.
 

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I think the bulk of the bouys would be within 1600 feet of these rigs. At least all the ones I have seen appear to be within five football fields or so, give or take, but distances are so tough to judge on the water.

Use a sea anchor. Set up down current from the rig and use one big enough to limit your rate of drift to only a mile or so an hour. By morning you will only be five to eight miles or so away. It also will keep the bow into the waves to limit the rock and roll at night. Of course, it has to be a real sea anchor and properly rigged, not one of those simple drift socks from a bay boat.
 

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judging distance on water

I heard that, it is difficult judging distances on the water. Hence, my truck keys with my Aggie ring attached are about 30 feet out in front of the bulkhead at the Fishing Center in POC. I though I could make it to my buddy standing on the dock, but I wasn't even close!!!
 

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gone, gone, gone.

I do have buddies that dive, but they were all with me and drunk so I didn't even suggest it. I figure with the amount of boat traffic through there and the tide ripping in and out that it would not be wise. I think I can replace it fairly easy. My plan is to b.... and whine about it and see if my girlfriend will feel sorry for be and buy me a new one!!!!
 

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MakoClay,

After she watched you throw it into the water and then subsequently watched you lose your temper, I am sure she isnt too eager to buy you a new ring.

However if she does buy you one, I will need a lesson 101 in how to "train" my old lady. Haha. I hope to have a report from Dutra for you on Sunday. I plan to slow troll a spread full of horse ballyoo in search of whites or sails. Seems like the blues have disappeared lately.
 

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OtE, how was your trip? I hope you stayed focused and stuck with the ballyhoo. You know how I get a little impatient w/ballyhoo and throw out the Barts and chug and go.
 

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MakoClay,
OTE did not make it out today, cool front with North wind blowing so decided against it. Hopefully next weekend I will be out. OTE hit the surf with BlueNBrew and Chickenkiller and wore out the specks. How are things in Brazilia.

P.S. I know what you mean about abandoning the stinky and putting out the Barts.
 

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I know your chug and go style MakoClay. Well we didnt make it offshore. I had trouble finding a crew and we had weather concerns with the front that pushed offshore. Plan B was to meet at BlueNBrew's early Sat morning and hit the surf first. We ran down the beach before dawn in the truck to a honey hole and got out. Yes, we waded with the Vibrio with no open wounds but impaired immune systems (from the Coors Light). We hammered the trout on topwaters. BlueNBrew has hammered them 3 times this week! Our next plan was to head offshore after receiving some on the water reports from some other boats that left out at daylight. Well it got snotty with a ENE wind and they turned around early so we called it a day and went to RiverBend for cold ones and burgers. All in all a good day, just not quite Dutra good. I just talked to Dean and he said a 413 lb blue came in at TIFT today. He didnt know who caught it. Adios.
 
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