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I have'nt been more than 20 miles offshore this year. Been hearing allot about Falcons Nest, is this a semi-submersible?
Can you tie up to a buoy for an overnighter? Thinking of heading out Saturday, July 24 th for the night, anyone else planning a trip out there that weekend?
 

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No it's regular rig and you may or may not be able to tie-off. Sometimees they let you and times they don't.


I havn't heard of anything being caught around there lately.
 

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Yeah, there's no fish at Falcon's Nest, the East Breaks or Dutra so don't go there.
 

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we will be down there next week and were thinking about the same thing. if the weather holds we will probally do falcon or southern over nite trip have never done it and really want to try it.
 

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Where is Boomvang?

Sorry, but I have'nt been billfishing out of PO'C in ten years. Any information on rigs, rips or buoys would be greatly appreciated
 

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proline240 said:
we will be down there next week and were thinking about the same thing. if the weather holds we will probally do falcon or southern over nite trip have never done it and really want to try it.
Where are you leaving port, PO'C or Port A? Southern is a long haul from PO'C.
 

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The buoy

There's the weather buoy (42019), which is located 60 NMiles south of Freeport, (66 regular miles). It is only 60 regular miles out of Matagorda. Anyways, it's close to the northern part of the breaks and although you are not supposed to tie up to it I dont believe, people do it all the time.
 

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that bouy is very sensitive and many of us rely on it for current information. you are not suppose to tie to it and are suppose to stay clear of it. i know many fish have been caught off the bouy so please be careful when in the area....rick
 

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Here is an excerpt from the 42019 website.

"Specific steps that mariners can take to safeguard the systems include:
  • neither boarding nor tying-up to a data buoy;
  • giving the buoy a wide berth to avoid entangling the buoy's mooring or other equipment suspended from the buoy--500 yards for vessels which are trailing gear, and at least 20 yards for all others;
  • reporting to the U.S. Coast Guard any damage you observe to a data buoy;
  • reporting to the U.S. Coast Guard any observation of people on or vessels attached to a weather buoy."
 
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