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November 17th, 2005 - David and Johnathan Redd

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It was a cold, blustery day on the Jetty. With winds out of the ENE at about 25-30, significant swells rolling in and temperatures in the mid 40�s - it bordered on foolishness to be out at the Jetty. However, David (my brother) and his son Johnathan came down from Bastrop to try and catch some reds. So we headed out. The water was about 65 degrees and was very very muddy.

This is the first Bull Red that Johnathan caught. Notice the joy etched in his face! (grin) It really was pretty miserable out there.
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It wasn't too much later that we had 2 rods take off. Here is David fighting his fish.
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After the fight was done - here is the big ugly - and the fish he caught. This black drum went into the 40lb range. It put up quite a fight.
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Here is Johnathan fighting his fish.
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His Red was the last fish of the day. We only fished for a little under 2 hours - we decided to go in as the swells were continuing to build along the Jetty. It was a short trip and a difficult day - but still a good time had by all.

How To Make A Leader Video

We were asked how we made our leaders for fishing out at the Jetty. I thought it would be fun to make a video explaining and showing how we make them.

Please understand - these are leaders for bottom fishing from a boat or pier. I have no idea how to make leaders for surf ... so ...

Here is the video - and again - it only works with Explorer Web Browser.

Click here to watch it.

Any comments are welcomed!

Mark

November 10th - Galveston's North Jetty

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It was a wonderful day to fish -- still a little warm for November - but that will change soon. The water was back up to 73 degrees. There was a front coming in the afternoon - so we thought we would have a very good day. We caught alot of fish - but really not near what we thought we would. There was a SE Wind at about 10 - and we fished an outgoing tide.

Dewey caught this Spanish Mackerel early in the morning. He hooked several others - and one bit through the 80lb mono leader we were fishing with.
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We had fished most all morning with little to nothing to show. We were just about to move when one of my rods went off. It was the fish on the right - about 42" Bull Red. I got him in - then rebaited my line and put it out. While I was venting him - my Rod went off again. So I brought the smaller Bull Red - 35" in and had my picture taken with a double! We vent all the Red Fish and send them on their way.
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We caught this Stingray - as best as we could figure - he was about 3 foot across. We didn't get him in the boat - but cut him loose. They are a fun fight.

One of my favorite fishing sites is www.2coolfishing.com - it is where I post the results of many of our fishing trips. It is also where I have learned a great deal about fishing and the fish we catch. A member named Privateer_01 saw this pic and told me it was a Cow Nose Ray and gave me this link to more information. I think this is the first Cow Nose Ray we have ever caught! That is pretty stinking cool! Thank Privateer_01 for the heads up!

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Here is another picture of the stingray.
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Even though the Black Drum Run isn't for a few more weeks - we caught this Big Ugly today. He weighed in at a little under 40 pounds.
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Dewey caught this Bull Red - and though you can't see it on this picture - the Red had some kind of bright red growth all along his right side. Neither of us wanted to touch this Bull Red - so we got him back in the water very quickly.
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This was the last Bull Red of the day. His nose was skinned up - probably from rooting in the rocks. Final count: 6 Bull Reds - 5 Slimy Gaftop - 2 Atlantic Sharpnose Shark - 1 - Black Drum - 39lbs - 1 Spanish Mackrel - 1 Big Stingray and of course - assorted hardheads.

November 3rd, 2005 - Fred Goines and Brad Brice.

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Dewey and I took Fred Goines out to the North Jetty for some Bull Red fishing. We also had Brad Brice and Don, his coworker - follow us out in Brad's boat. We fished an outgoing tide till it went slack about 12:30. All of the Reds were caught on either cut shad - or cut Sand Trout that we caught on the trip. I think that Fred might have caught one Bull Red on Shrimp. As usual, all Bull Reds were vented and released to fight another day.
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This was the second Bull Red of the day. The water was clearer on the outside of the Jetty - and the temperature was about 68 degrees. Wind was from the Southeast at about 5-10.
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Here is a nice Bull Red that Fred caught. I think this might have been the longest of the day at about 43" long.
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Here is another Bull Red we caught. Most all the Bull Reds - all execept the last one - were caught towards the end of the jetty.
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Dewey finally got into the action when he caught his nice Bull Red. Oh ... and Dewey ... that really was a good pork chop sandwhich! (smile) Thanks!
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Brad Brice, a member of Bayshore, followed us out in his boat. He was a good ways from us - but they caught about 6 or 7 nice Bull Reds. Sorry about the quality of the pic - it was high zoom level - and I had the wrong focus setting. But I must admit - Brad never looked better! (grin)
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This Bull Red was really beat up badly. His tail was chewed up - and he had scars down his body.
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Fred caught this beautiful Red. He also caught a 3 ft. Black Tip Shark - I took care of it for him - and it was the thickest Black Tip at that size I had seen. It was incredibly strong - much stronger and thicker than most Black Tips that size. We would have taken a picture - but we were working a double and it was time to tend to another fish.
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Here is another Bull Red that we caught. On the day, I caught 8, Fred caught 3 and 1 Black Tip Shark and Dewey .... well Dewey caught a cold. (grin) Dewey caught 1 nice Red too.
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This is the last Bull Red we caught on the day. This was about 12:30 - and the tide had slacked off greatly.