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December 31st, 2007

New Years Eve - 2007

Stunningly beautiful day. Water about 51-53 degrees - not much tidal movement - not a cloud in the sky. Water flat as a fritter. Everything you would want ... but something was missing.

Looked at the Moon Rock. They weren't there!
Looked at the Sunken Ship. They weren't there!
Looked at the Sunken Shrimp Boat. They weren't there!
Looked between the Jetty Pole and the Jetty. They weren't there!
Looked at the Honey Hole. They weren't there!
Went back to the Moon Rock in Deeper Water. They weren't there!
Even peered over into Captain Mike's Boat When He wasn't looking ..... They weren't there either! (at least while I was looking)

What did we find? Plenty of whiting, croaker, sand trout, puppy drum - But NO BULL REDS! Used Shad, Whiting, Croaker, Dead Shrimp, Live Shrimp, Sand Trout and a Twinkee - but couldn't must one single run!

But man was it pretty outside!

11/02/2007 - Coach Ron Whilley & Johnny Lewis

We had a blast on the water today. It was a beautiful day to be on the water. Dewey and I had great guests on the boat with us today. Coach Ron is the coach on my son Nathan's Football Team, "The Undefeated - 9-0 - Sophomore LaPorte Texans. I have been trying to get him on the boat for awhile just to show my appreciation for his work with my son and all the boys on the Texans. He is a great Coach - and even a great man.

He brought Johnny Lewis with him. Johnny and Coach Ron work together - and they trash talked the whole time! They were talking trash even before the first rod went off! And it just got better and better as the day went.

We fished a tepid tide with ENE Winds about 10-15 early. The water was 66 degrees. It has cooled off considerably in the last 2 weeks. Good news for you Flounder Pounders.

Anyway, the first Bull Red of the day came quite expectantly. I was fishing with a small rod with shrimp, trying to get some whiting, croaker, or sandtrout for bait…

October 19th, 2007 - Ronnie and Dillon Jacoby

It was with great pleasure and joy that Dewey and I took out my brother in law, Ronnie Jacoby and his son Dillon. Dillon just graduated from Coast Guard Academy last week and was home for a few days before being stationed in Hickman Kentucky as a Buoy Tender. This was one of the few days we could get them out on the boat.

With a strong North Wind at 15-20 blowing early in in the morning, we knew that the ride over to the Jetty would be wet, but the Jetty would offer some protected water. We were right on both accounts. It was a bumpy, wet ride until the water settled down a bit around the Bolivar Ferry Landing.

We found some nice water and caught the middle of an outgoing tide. After setting out 4 rods, it wasn't long that the first rod of the day took off. Ronnie grabbed the rod and the fight was on.

It was almost 2 years to the day, October 17th, 2005, since we had taken Ronnie and Dillon out. On that day they caught 2 Bull Red's each. It took just a little over an hour…

October 11th, 2007 - Arthur Benfield

It was an absolutely beautiful morning. We were able to get out to the jetty right before the sun broke over the horizon. A nice cool morning, a beautiful sunrise, a great cup of coffee ... just what the doctor ordered.

After taking in the Father's Masterpiece, we put some cut shad out on the bottom, facing a strong outgoing tide. It wasn't long before the first rod took off.

Arthur Benfield, a friend of mine from Panama, began this day of fishing by fighting the first Bull Red of the day. On the day we caught 14 Bull Reds and 1 Black Tip Shark all caught on fresh shad and whiting fished on the bottom.

It was a great day to get out on the water.

October 4th, 2007 - Dave and Ken

We had a great day out on the water today with Dave Kendzior and a coworker of his, Ken. This was their first trip out to the Jetty with us and both caught the biggest Red Fish they had ever caught.

On the day, we caught 8 Bull Reds, Several Shark and a nice Stingray.

We fished a tepid incoming tide, then an outgoing tide. We didn't catch but one whiting for bait, using Shad the rest of the time. The water was clear for this time of the year, still about 83 degrees. We stayed anchored up around the Boat Cut, fishing in about 27-31 foot of water.

Here is a video of the trip with pictures to follow: