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Old 01-18-2013, 10:24 PM
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Default Cold wet day

We had a 2 boat trip with 12 people today. This trip was for Saltgrass. Today was canceled but they all could not add an extra day so last minute it was on again. Do whatever you can. Josh took 6 and Eddie took the other 6.

The ride down the Very Muddy Mississippi was smooth and cold. Seems at almost 40 mph we were not fast enough for Josh so he started doing donuts around us.

We stayed inside and struggled all morning. Just before noon Josh had nothing in the box and we only had 2 lane snapper and 1 white trout. Nothing was biting. The ALMOST EXTINCT red snapper were also not hungry today. This was the same place I caught and threw back around 300 in one day last week with 5 people fishing. We had 6 people today and only found about 20 - 25. Only 2 of them would have been keepers anyway. Josh never found a keeper fish of any kind. He did manage to bring aboard a 6'3" big boy though. His deckhand slipped while trying to free a line stuck on the rig. Once it got free he was in an off balance position and with the bouncing of the boat he went swimming. Not the day to have something like that to happen.

A little before noon things calmed down enough to try and stick our nose out a little. With nothing at all happening we eased out a little east to some rigs we found blackfin and wahoo a few days ago. Today we marked nothing and no takers on our trolling baits. The only thing we managed was to get our green customer to complete the Ralph cycle. The other boat got his limit of AJs and stuck his nose out further south looking for wahoo and tuna. Got beat up with nothing to show for it but an effort. After finding nothing we made a stop for some AJs. Once we had our limit, knowing nothing was happening out there, we went back to bottom dunking. We were lucky to find a redfish and a bull croaker to add to the box.

Because they are all together the fish from both boats were put together for the picture. They will be rolling again tomorrow. I wish them luck. Eddie and I have another group for tomorrow. At least we had enough fish to fill a cooler and some snapper, croaker, redfish, and trout with a chunk of AJ for the grill tonight. Big fish for today was 42 pounds.

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Old 01-18-2013, 10:33 PM
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Way to make the best of a bad day!

Was the deckhand Josh's brother?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:44 PM
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No it was Brandon. the kid that goes with Eddie a lot.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:51 PM
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Way to stick it out capt.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:05 PM
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My arms hurt just looking at all those jacks
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulMyers View Post
Way to make the best of a bad day!

Was the deckhand Josh's brother?
Not at 6' 3". LOL
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