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Monday - July 31st, 2006

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Dewey, Wayne and I headed out to the Jetties this morning. We started at the South Jetties wanting to try a couple of new spots - but could not because of the prevailing SE Winds at about 15-20.

We headed over the leeward side of the North Jetty to fish awhile - the water was greenish - but sandy with limited visibility. There was little to no tidal movement and honestly, wasn't many fish to be had.

We fished cut shad and cut whiting with not much success. On the day we caught 2 Jacks, 1 Black Drum, 1 Whiting and of course Dewey chimed in with his 5 Hardheads - one of unusual size!
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Wayne loves to fish for trout. He tossed his trout rig out toward the rocks and was surprised when this little Jack took him for quite a ride. Although small, this Jack provided quite a fight on lighter tackle.

UPDATE: I have since learned this was a Pompano! Still learning about different fish at the Jetties! Thanks for those from 2cool who commented!
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This was the last - and best - fish of the day. Wayne was fishing a slip-cork with live shrimp in hopes of some trout. Immediately after casting, his line took off. After realizing that he was about to be spooled - we picked up anchor and followed this fish around. Wayne was seeing the spool before we could catch up with the fish.

After a good fight of about 20 minutes - Wayne hauled this nice Jack aboard. Wayne said this was the largest Jack he had ever caught! It was good to put him on the fish. Dewey told him he thought it was the little Jack's daddy - and it was coming to take him out!

The Jack was released to fight another day.

July 17th, 2006 - Offshore - 3 Deweys and DaParson

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We had a great time on the water. Captain Cody took us about 43 miles offshore for some king, ling and snapper. Captain Cody worked hard to put us on the fish. He did a great job! Here is one of the Kings we caught on the day.

Here is a video of the day.

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Here is one of the Spanish Macs I caught. The ones we catch at the Jetty usually aren't of this size.
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Dewey III caught this nice King on one of the Trolls we took at the end of the day.
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Here is a undersized Ling that Dewey III caught.
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Here is a nice Bonnet Head sharkc that Dewey III caught.
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Here is a nice Spanish Mac that Dewey III caught.
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Dewey III wanted to get this pick of a Spade Fish so his daughter would see it. There were tons of tehm around at each rig.
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I caught this nice Bonita and for the life of me I can't figure why Captain Cody had his picture taken with it! (laughing)
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Dewey Jr. caught the most snapper. He finally got into the King action when he reeled in this nice King on a troll.
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Dewey Sr. caught several snapper, shark and fish throughout the day. However, this was the only fish I got his picture with. It was a great day to have 3 generations of Deweys out fishing!
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Here is all of the fish plus a 200 lb Bull Redd looking on!
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Here is a picture of the final tally. Captain Cody did a good job! We had a great day!

Video "Shark Attack" - Black Tip Shark Fishing

Here is the lastest Video. "Shark Attack" - Video of a Black Trip Shark Being Caught.



July 7th, 2006 - Black Tip Shark - SABIKI

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After an extended absence from the water, Dewey and I headed out to the North Jetty this morning.With all of the rain and thunderstorms over the past few days, Friday seemed like it would be the first day in a long while without any rain.During the late evening, or early morning a small front must have blown through, the flags in LaPorte were still, but the flags at Boyd’s reflected a NNE Wind at about 10-15 mph.This little front must have raised the barometric pressure and clamped the fish jaws closed.The water was sandy green at the end of the Jetty with visibility to about 2 – 3 foot.With the wind shifting more to the ENE, there was not much protected water.We put out cut shad, cut mullet and some live shrimp out and quickly had a nice run.A nice 4 ½ foot Black Tip Shark jumped our balloon line and the fight was on.After a few minutes, he was at the boat and I handed the rod to Dewey so I could leader the fish.I still don’t know what happened – but I swear Dewey took out his pocket…
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I baited up the balloon line with one of this little live wired guys and some shad to go with him and put it out.After a few minutes, the line took off screaming!For those who read my reports – you know this is my “Dream Line.”A line I constantly put out in hopes of catching an ever-illusive Tarpon. I thought this was it … my heart was pounding as I switched to the main drag and leaned back hard.Then the fun really started – the fish shot out of the water!He jumped out, totally cleared the water, and took off with the drag screaming.It was a big, strong, thick Black Tip Shark and he was highly motivated!It was a great fight!We got him to the boat, gaffed him, bled him, tucked him in the icebox and gave him to one of the church families who love shark to eat.With the conditions the way they were, water clarity and baitfish we thought we should have caught more fish that we did.The only explanation we could come up with was the rise in barometric pressure.But still – all in all – we did…