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General Discussion / Re: Fishing in Abu Dhabi
« on: May 14, 2014, 05:48:58 AM »
I was in Abu Dhabi some months ago, and looked for fishing opportunities in the area. You're right - very limited. Despite the beautiful waters it seems that nobody goes fishing. Inquiring locally I found that it is pretty fished out (verified?); not much there. I was kinda disappointed. Better luck if you could make a weekend in Oman from what I remember. Diving is pretty good, though.

Lots of other things to do though - desert safaris, dinner cruises, formula 1, drive around in a rented ferrari...

Would be interested to hear if you come up with anything.


Mike, Mike, Mike... that's not snoring, it is merely the sound of contentment. Only happens when I drink too much. And... I drank too much.  :o Shocked I know.

One of the best times one can have when not catching any fish. Not for lack of trying, though, covered a lot of water. When we found clear (ish) water there were no fish. Huh. Some very experienced anglers came away with the skunk.

Yeah - great job Justin for towing those guys all the way back to the dock. I saw that G3 go by heading west, and thought they looked a little out of place out there on the bay. Running out of gas, with no gps? They were lucky - could've run out of gas in the intracoastal with heavy barge traffic. I'll bet they install a gps and learn to watch their fuel...

Had a great time, guys - looking forward to the next one! POC jetties will be a blast!


Great Travis - glad you can make it and won't spend your weekend choosing drapery fabrics.

And... if you really want a steak I suggest stopping at Jay's Chili Shack and ordering one to go. Good luck!  :o Alternately you can dig in elbow deep into the big pile of shrimp that will come off the boiler. Come hungry!


Travis - give Mike Q a call... he can advise on any available boat spots.

I agree with Michael... don't get caught hanging sconces (whatever those are)!

Outing Information Only / Re: Port O'Connor Jetties - May 31st
« on: April 23, 2014, 06:40:31 AM »
I'm in! Signed up and will be ready to go. Really looking forward to this one, I've never been able to align schedules and make this event. Camping on the island... cool!

Jetty fishing - gotta be ready for big fish. Sounds like I need to go shopping for heavy bite tippet and big chicken-looking flies.


Okay - if you haven't signed up you gotta confirm soon, I'm going grocery shopping for a Friday night Shrimp Boil. Come hungry! Oh - and maybe thristy too  ::)! We have fiften people on the list thus far - so if you'd like to sit you might consider bring a lawn chair.

Bill - still planning on the use of your equipment. If not I can easily bring mine...

See you down there; will be a blast


General Discussion / Re: When to use a full sinking fly line?
« on: April 17, 2014, 06:18:25 AM »
Ok Puck... thanks for keeping us focused.

From my perspective, a full sinking line is best used....hey there's a hummingbird! Got to put out the feeder.


General Discussion / Re: When to use a full sinking fly line?
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:36:05 PM »
Ah, sorry to disappoint guys, but I no longer have an offshore-capable boat. Sold the Hydra-Sports when I bought the Beavertail.

So - unless we can reach weedlines from the skiff we'll need another plan. So let's start working on one!


General Discussion / Re: When to use a full sinking fly line?
« on: April 16, 2014, 07:43:26 AM »
Don't really know. I've never had the need for anything heavier than an intermediate sinking line.

But here's my plan: full sinking line on a 12 weight, go offshore and hit weedlines and rigs looking for a big cobia. anyone interested?  ;)


Yeah, thanks Puck for helping relive the very special moment of hooking a personal best smallmout, then having it spit the hook. Ah, well... I guess that is what keeps us coming back. I know he's swimming out there somehwere, just taunting me.  I'll go back and find him!

Argh... >:(


Outing Chat / Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« on: April 06, 2014, 03:24:12 PM »
Wow Don... looks like you really got into the bass at D7L yesterday - Nicely done!

Thanks Mike Arnold for growing some great fish!


I'm signed up! Put me down for dinner and a bunk somewhere...

Outing Chat / Re: FLOUNDER ON MAY FLY!!
« on: April 01, 2014, 06:36:27 AM »
Congrats Don - nice fish and a nice fly. Looks like the kind of thing that just about anything would eat, redfish, trout, or flounder.



Events and Information / Re: Oil Spill in Galveston Bay
« on: March 23, 2014, 12:04:06 PM »
Yep - just read a report which stated the damaged compartment has a capacity of 4k barrels, or 168,000 gallons. Also metioned two people treated for hydogen sulfide inhalation. The report said the barge is partially sunken and is carrying bunker fuel, which is typically used as a fuel for marine engines.

Hoping for a very quick recovery, cleanup, and no environmental damage.

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