Gulf Coast Bluewater Fishing

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Posted by 2FlyFish4 on 2013-08-19 11:24:15

My buddy and I had a great trip fishing with Capt. Steve Barnes out of Port O’Connor Texas. Steve took us offshore to chase some fish with the long rods. The Gulf was awesome to us. The weather was perfect, light winds and the waves were almost nonexistent. The fish were happy and feeding on our flies. We first started off at a shrimp boat that was dumping its by catch from the night before. It was covered up with Jacks. Scott and I both landed several 20+ lb Jacks. We then moved on looking for some different fish. Steve took us to a second location with some rocks in 200’ of water. Steve anchored the boat so we could hold our position on these rocks and really work it over. The current was ripping and all we really did was let our flies dangle behind the boat in the current. The current gave the flies plenty of action and Scott and I caught several nice size kings. On the way in for the day we stopped at a last location. This old wreck was covered in red snapper and we quickly put the hurting on some nice snappers. We had 3 cobia show up and we were able to pick up 2 of the 3 with only 1 being of legal size to keep. All in all it was a great day, we caught amberjack, cobia, jacks, red snapper, and sharks.

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We also spent 2 days inshore on the flats and jetties chasing redfish and jacks with Capt. Tom Horbey. I will have the fishing report with him up in the next few days.


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