Because of the slow fishing out of Galveston the day before, we headed out of Sabine on sunday. A storm was over the jetty early in the monring but moved to the west in time for us to make our way out. First stop was out about 15 miles, water was clear with weed. Once again no fish. So we ran further offshore about 35 miles out. Water was green, and bait was everywere. Tied off to a rig and made bait. Once we got the live bait out started to jig. Got a few moster spade fish, pompanos, and macs. Then the kings showed up, cut our jigs off. Picked up the live baits and the fight was on. A smaller bluewave that we had saw at the first stop showed up as kings were skying bait behind our boat. Another older Cobia shwed up and everyone was hooked up on kings.
We pikced up and started to hit the gas stands in the area. We found a lot more kings, and few ling started to show up. Ran into a few problems with large stingrays. They were picking up our live baits fast and staying in one spot. Hung one ray about 150lbs that put up one hell of a fight.
Justin hooked up with a large Ray.
After playing with kings and rays we had figured out how to find the lings. So move back to the large rig and started to tease ling up to the boat in order to get baits to them. Had a lot of smaller ling around the boat most of the time but the green water made them impossible to see. We were teasing the large ling up with sharks. The ling would chase the sharks around 4' to the boat head butting them tring to get the bait away from the shark. We teased up some 40-50lb ling, hooked a few of them and lost them. We screwed up big time on the ling, no one to blame but ourselves. Had them figured out by noon, but landed no keeper ling. Broke off and lost some large ling this trip.
One of the small ling that was around that would steal the bait before a larger one could get to it.
We hit the short rigs again on the way in to the jetty in clear water. Nothing was there, so we headed in. As we got to the jetty a black wall cloud was coming straight at us. Purt the hammer down and got the boat on the trailer as the lightening started to pop. Perfect timing on our part. Was a great day of fihing, lots and lots of catching. Great day on the water.
Justin with my little girl.