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Anybody heading out deep this weekend? I'm planning on 50-fathoms or deeper depending on the weather.
 

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We are going out of Matty tom. heading SW. I don't hink we will get in that deep of water but never know. Most likely we will go by and try the LIberty Ship.
 

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My boat has a limited fuel supply, so I normally stick within 35-miles of the jetties. If I know of someone heading out deeper, I'll fill up the jerry cans and run to the deep blue.

I have not fished the ships in years...any fish left out there?
 

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Better check the radar. Wave forecast is good but severe storms are likely. just check out whats going on out there now.
 

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Labor Day

I remember last year on Labor Day weekend I was out at the Breaks when a tropical storm formed right on top of us. I call it a tropical storm because it actually had circular motion and moved onshore. When we were out there, I told my friend (2G) that "It almost looks like a storm is forming right over the top of us" We just laughed it off and thought there were a lot of thunderstorms around. At the end of the day, it actually looked like I knew what I a was talking about. It was severe enough that the news crews from San Antonio came to POC to cover it.

I tried to act like a drunk ******* and get on TV but they weren't having any part of it.
 

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I left GYB at 7:00 am this past Teusday right after a big t storm crossed the island. Listened to the forecast and buoy report. The lady said seas 2-3, winds northeast 5-10 knots. Buoy report said 20 mile east of Galveston seas 3ft period of 4 seconds. A little choppy! ^5 miles south of Freeport said seas 1 ft. 6 seconds, Flat! I figured it would be choppy aot to about 30-35 and only get better.
The computer lady was wrong and so was I! We ran just inshore of Stetson, 25 knots, rain and wet. Lightning, thunder storms, rain, and a few spouts.
We did manage a good group of snapper to 12# (didn't hit the good spot Kevin)
and 3 aj's biggest going 62# the biggest of the year for us so far. It was only in 165ft of water. A little unusual for a donkey of that size!
The best of the day was when we caught 6 big blackfins under a shrimp boat in 155Ft of water. Could have caught them all day but had a dock to get back to.
I wasn't looking forward to the 65 mile run home in 4-6 fters with a stiff 15-20 knot northeast breeze.
at about 45 miles out things got a lot better and by 20 milea we were cruising 43 knots.
To top the day off the guys in the orange raft boarded us right in front of the ferry landing.
Must have been a training session. I just threw all the jackets, raft, licenses, flares, throw rings at them and they were happy.
I did get a laugh out of the captain of the rubber boat. The rookie doing the interviewing asked me why I didn't stop when he turned the blue lights on, I said I usually look forward when I'm driving a boat.

Capt. Jeff Gerrans
 

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makoclay said:
I remember last year on Labor Day weekend I was out at the Breaks when a tropical storm formed right on top of us. I call it a tropical storm because it actually had circular motion and moved onshore. When we were out there, I told my friend (2G) that "It almost looks like a storm is forming right over the top of us" We just laughed it off and thought there were a lot of thunderstorms around. At the end of the day, it actually looked like I knew what I a was talking about. It was severe enough that the news crews from San Antonio came to POC to cover it.

I tried to act like a drunk ******* and get on TV but they weren't having any part of it.
I remember that storm, I had a few days booked after the weekend and ended up cancelling most of them. Still fished a couple of days in the bay to make some change.
 

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Yep, I was in POC for that storm, went in early 'cause the weather channel starting using the hurricane word in its predictions. My two Fort Worth buddies wanted to go bar-hopping in POC, we made all the bars in 45 minutes.
 

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Yep, I was in POC for that storm, went in early 'cause the weather channel starting using the hurricane word in its predictions. My two Fort Worth buddies wanted to go bar-hopping in POC, we made all the bars in 45 minutes.
My idea of bar-hopping in PO'C is sitting at the boat ramps on weekends, drinking cold beer and laughing at the tourist!
 
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