Showing posts from June, 2008

June 23rd - Freeport Offshore with Top Kat

Here is a video of the trip:

We headed out of Freeport with stops at the VA Fogg, West 21s, and Steeple Rock on the day. The Sun Rise was beautiful and the ride on Jerry's Cat was smooth and steady. We were chased from a couple of spots by Thunderstorms popping up - this one had a little more personality with the Water Spout. It was beautiful ... at a distance.

Dewey Jr. was the best fishermen on the day catching a pair of kings, several nice snapper and this small rock grouper.
I picked up this undersized ling - it was fun seeing him "stalked" and then watching him take the bait - (Red & White Feather Jig).

Jerry and Roland were great on the boat taking care of the fish. It was a great day. We ended up with 4 limits of Snapper, 3 Kings, Trigger Fish, undersized Ling, Amberjack and Rock Grouper.

June 17th - Sharks, Sharks, Sharks and That's All

Dewey, Wayne, John Rayborn and I headed out to the Jetty to see what we could catch. It has been a good while since we have been out, but today was really a great day. Wind laid down, waves were all but non-existent, water was about 85 degrees and there really wasn't much of ab outgoing tide.

We started out to the right of the Jetty Pole at the end, moved to the Cement Ship and then ended up at the Moon Rock. We caught various croaker, whiting, hardheads and about half-a-dozen shark. None of the shark were of significant size.

We went out in Wayne's Boat, it is running great and Wayne is like a proud poppa!

One note - the moon was about full last night - could have had an effect on the bite - plus prime spots at the end were filled with boats.

June Vacation at Surfside - White House

For the past 11 years my family has been spending a week at Surfside Beach in Surfside - near Freeport. This year we rented the White House from Beach Resort Services. It was our first time to rent from them and they did an outstanding job in every single phase. Not only will we use them again, but I would highly recommend them to anyone without equivocation!

Sitting next to a beach fire is one of my favorite things to do at Surfside. The next night, we found out there was a burn ban in effect and we weren't able to build any more beach fires - but we were able to ejoy this one.The surf was very sandy due to the high winds - but we did catch a number of whiting, rat reds, small drum and piggy perch. We used 1/4 Silver Spoon tipped with dead shrimp.

The boys did alot of wrestling.
We had a great week with the Baileys!
Christopher gets into the fish catching too!
I was the target of this massive water balloon assault!

We fished along the old pilings innfront of our beachhouse.

June 9th - Captain Casey - Church Trip

We had a great trip on the Captain Casey out of Freeport. There were 16 of us that went out on Monday, June 9th. We were aboard the Captain Casey - there were only 30 on the boat total.

It was rough on the way out - even on the 80 foot long Captain Casey - but the winds died down a bit through out the day.

The total catch for the day was a boat limit of Snapper - up to 11 lbs, several kingfish and cobia.

Here is a video of the trip: