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We're headed down to Port A this Thursday and I'd like to find some state water snapper. Does anyone ever catch catch any keeper's at the published spots inside of state waters this time of year? I was thinking of trying Lone Star Reef, Boatmans, and the J&J Wreck since thats all the spots I have within 9 miles of shore. Any advice would really be appreciated. I can't wait till Rik's new book comes out!!!
 

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My advise would be go way south or north, every thing that is close to port a has been fished hard. Look on your maps for structure between port a and port o'conner, or head south past packery. This will be your best bet to finding keeper snapper. I fished some spots north last week and found keeper snapper no sows though. Hope this helps.

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Never had much luck on Boatmans or Lonestar. JJ Wreck has deteriorated some over time and is difficult to find if you don't mark fish. I think of the three, JJ might be your best bet be near Port A. We always load up and head south when we make a state snapper run. It's a haul but you can load up the box in hurry.
 

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pilar said:
going out of packery how far do you want to run south ?
I wouldn't mind going 30 miles or so staying in state waters if I had some reliable numbers to go to. The only map I have to look at right now is Garmin Mapsource and it doesn't show much of anything inside 9 miles headed south. I'll take a look at Hilton's, etc when I get down to the boat tomorrow.

Is there a decent ramp to launch from if I trailer down to Packery?
 

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Boat ramp ...

There is a nice and very convenient ramp just this side of the jetties at Packery. You can see it from the highway when heading to Port A.

It's on the Port A side of the channel.
 

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Packery Ramp Closed

The Packery Ramp is closed for +/- 6 months while they pave the road in. Have to put in at marker 37, clems or billings. Jason Slocum
 

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Anyone know if the storm caused any more silting of Packery channel? Prior to Ike you needed to run on the north side of the channel b/c it was around 3.5 ft deep nearer the south side.
 
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