Don't know about them leaving anything or "reefing" it, bur they are definitly not keeping up with the rig. We fished it a couple months ago and we asked one of the hands about the future of the rig and he told us it would be gone within the year. Hate to see it go, lots of great memories have been made around that rig!
If they do cut it off and leave structure below the surace it will continue to produce. At least it's possible to leave some structure on these deeper water rigs. They have been cutting down a bunch of rigs off Sabine Pass lately. Our water is to shallow so they bring in crews to clean everything up after they cut it off. They don't leave anything on the bottom, zip, nada, big blank spot in the water. It's really disturbing to see how much structure we are losing. How we can do something to stop the trend.
I have heard so many stories from people that have fished that rig. At least I got to fish it once. I pulled one of my first wahoo off that rig, and we lost a huge bull dolphin off it too, saw my first blue and we lost it twice on the way to that rig, we lost alot that trip, but thats what feeds the addiction.
They cutoff one of the N. Baker rigs and Big Southern and left for some for structure. They are almost impossable to fish for all the tackle you lose. Maybe some of the surface fish will be there but deep drop will very hard to do.
very nice catch Jeff. we got a nice limit of snapper last saturday 4 over 20 biggest 26lbs. 35 miles out. your old boat is running good but have spent alot of money on it. around $2400.00 thanks Captain Joe Gilleland REEL THING CHARTERS
Hey Joe, Thanks. 2400.00 thats it??? I've spent more than that on fuel in the last 2 weeks. **** if you want to sell it for what you have in it let me know..
I put over 25000.00 yes thats correct twenty-five thousand dollars. In my boat after the hull cracking incident. And that was just to get it back like it was.
Sounds like you've been really lucky and nothing has broke yet.
Cause it will, or it already has and you just don't know it yet.
hey Jeff i'm not finished with the boat yet still want to put in new wash down pump, new live well pump redo the trailer and do about $400.00 worth of gelcoat work on it and then i think it will be up to snuff pretty much.
East Cerveza was on your left going out west Cerveza was on your right.
Tequila is about 14.5 miles East of west Cerveza at a heading of around 276 deg.
Joe, that 27 Contender is a sweet little boat. It just kills me that the previous owner let her go to hell like that.