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August 30th, 2005 - Reds and Jacks

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It was a beautiful day at the Jetty - with a nice North wind blowing early in the morning. We fished an incoming tide early - then outgoing later in the mid-morning. The water was not nearly as pretty as previous trips - but still very very fishable. Water temp was 89.1.

Here was the beautiful sunrise at the end of the Galveston's North Jetty.

You can watch the fishing video by clicking here (Explorer Users) or by clicking here (all other Browsers).
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Dewey caught the first fish of the day. A nice Jack Crevalle - one of two on the day.
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Here was Dewey's first Red of the day. On the day, I think he caught 2 or 3. All Reds were between 39 and 45 inches long.
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This is the first Bull that Dale caught on the day.
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Here was a nice Jack Crevalle that Dale caught. They put up a great fight ... and that is about all they are good for. (grin)
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Here was a double that Dale and I had ... I think we had 2 or 3 doubles on the day. In the boat with all the lines out - it can be like a Chinese Fire Drill at times!
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Great Red Dale .... now about that hat ..... (laughing)
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This was the largest Bull Red of the day. It pains me to say this ... but Dewey caught the largest Red of the day and Dale caught the most. Man .... that hurt! (grin)
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Uh ..... some pictures need no explanation. Can you say .... SHARK?
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Here is another Red that Dale caught. On the day, I think Dale caught 6 or 7.
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Here is another Red that Dale caught. By the way ... just because you don't see me in any of the pictures doesn't mean I didn't catch any Reds! I caught 5 or 6!
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This was Dewey's last Red of the day. Final count was 14 Bull Reds - 2 Jack Crevalle.

August 25th - Dale and Landon Girod

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Dewey, Dale Girod and his son Landon and I went out to the Jetties today. The water was very very clear at the end of the Jetty. Water temp was 89.3 degrees - the tide early was slack - but an outgoing tide picked up about 10:30. We caught several Spanish Macs, some big ladyfish, several shark (1 monster 6 1/2 to 7 foot blacktip) and 3 Bull Reds all 42 to 45 inches long. This was the first Bull Red of the day.
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Today, I caught the largest shark that Dewey or I have hooked out at the Jetties. Remember, we use medium heavy rods with 15lb test line. The drag started screaming and there was no way I could do much but hang on and hope he stopped. About 45 minutes later - I had a 6 1/2 to 7 ft Black Tip shark next to the boat. He was huge - I was absolutey bushed. They took this picture of me after I fought the fish.

Here is a link to the video of the fish. It will not work with Mozilla Firefox - but will work great with Explorer.
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Here is a picture of the Black Tip I caught. We estimated it to be between 6 and 7 foot long. It put up a fantastic fight.
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Here is another picture of the Black Tip.
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Here is the second Bull Red I caught. He was about 42" long. At one point, all three lines were screaming! While I was bringing this Bull Red in - either a Shark or another Bull Red was tailing him. The water was clear enough to see 2 distinct fish - but it was far enough out that I couldn't make out the shape.
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Here is a 43" Bull Red the Dale caught. Both he and I were hooked up at the same time. Dewey also was hooked up (a triple) but his line crossed mine and his line snapped. He said I did it on purpose ... but I really didn't. I felt really badly about it for well over 30 seconds .... (grin)

August 20th, Dewey's Birthday - Offshore

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Most of the time we don't venture much past the end of Galveston's North or South Jetty - but today was a special day. It was Dewey - my fishing bud's - 75th Birthday.

So I enlisted the help of Captain Cody for something out of the ordinary. We went offshore about 27 miles out and had a blast.

We brought home 8 nice snapper, 5 spanish mackerel, and 1 nice king. We also caught some undersized snapper and ling.

By the way - if you would like to congratulate Dewey on 75 years - you can email him at dewey1@academicplanet.com Let him know you saw it here!
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Here is a fish that Dewey caught ... I am not for sure what it is ... but is was pretty cool looking!
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Here I am with the fish we caught. Again - thanks for a great day Captain Cody!

August 16th, 2005

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Dewey and I were to take some folk out the Jetties on Tuesday Morning. The fishing was the same song - latest verse - lotsa fish on the fish finder - couldn't buy a quality bite.

Tide was slack - probably had alot to do with it also. Thunderstorms all around - got drenched once really really good. (always fun)

We did catch several smaller shark - 3 to 3 1/2 foot long. The people were happy with that.

You learn something new every trip - and this was no exception. When holding a 3ft shark with one hand - taking the hook out with the other hand - watch very carefully for the tail whip ...... everyone had a laugh at my discomfort.

One good thing about the trip ... there was a beautiful sunrise - snapped a pic of it on the way out.

August 9th, 2005

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Dewey and I braved a trip to the Jetty today. There was weather all around - but we stayed safe and dry by delaying launching the boat and coming in a bit early. This is nice Black Drum that Dewey caught.

There were fish all over - but we couldn't get much to bite. Water was 89.1 - fished the end of an incoming tide - water clarity was fair.
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This is one of the 3 Sharks we caught on the day. He was about 4 - 4 1/2 feet long. If you are wondering why I am not holding him - - he is outside my comfort zone for holding. One of the other shark was the same type - but about 5 1/2 foot long. We did not put in the boat - cut the leader and let him on his way.

Click Here the video of the largest shark we caught. (Still can't make it work with Mozilla Firefox ... if you have any ideas - email me and let me know!)

August 1st - Offshore Out of Freeport

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On Monday, August 1st, Dewey and I were invited to head Offshore out of Freeport. We fished with the Hamiltons - a new family in our church.

We caught good fish, had a great time, but man ... was it a long day! It definately made Dewey and I appreciate our shorter trips to the Jetty!

This was a nice dolphin that I caught drifting a weed line. It was my first Dolphin! Definately alot of fun. We caught several chicken dolphin also on the day!


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Here is a nice dolphin that Josh caught. Obviously, his dad Wayne is happy .... and a little jealous! (grin)
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Here is a nice King that Josh caught. We went out about 35 miles out of Freeport to "German Charlies". Wayne, Rose Mary and Josh were nice enough to take us out on their boat.