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Messages - Finn Maccumhail

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Next year I wouldn't be leaving the wife at home with a newborn so I'll be looking to make this trip as I did last year. Plus, it a good feeling to hold your baby boy.

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Outing Chat / Re: new fishing guide
« on: September 08, 2014, 03:35:33 PM »
I find it ironic that all of these Texas guides are now fishing Louisiana especially during the winter ("Big Bull) months. Something I am sure hasn't gone unnoticed by the LA guides.  Bet the temporary license fees go up as well as guide certification costs.  Let's see how many Texas guides will take their clients over there during the off months (April - September)...er none! Even the south Texas guides are jumping on the band wagon.  Why not easier to catch a big dumb bull than a smart-ass trout!

I have already heard of a few Texas guide trucks getting "sweetened" last year at the ramps. BORDER WARS!

Depends on where in LA they go I guess. There's really only a handful of guides over there who target reds on the fly and they seem clustered around Hopedale. Scott Null works out of Port Fourchon/Grand Isle and in my 2 days over there this past February we saw one other boat on the water and the only time we were within shouting distance from them was when we were leaving the ramp & running out the ICW.

And the only thing those coon-ass folk get mad about us fishing for reds is the fact we don't keep them. They hate reds, they'd rather catch 20 12" trout than a 40# bull red.

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Outing Information Only / Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« on: August 31, 2014, 02:12:28 PM »
Book a place over near Appalachicola in Florida for a few days during the tarpon migration (June or July for that area). That way we can split lodging and guide costs.

It's probably a 10-hour drive from Houston (Destin is about 8-hours). Drive over, fish 2 days, drive back. It might be lightly attended but we could probably get 6-10 guys and do it for less than $1000 per man, all-in.

Definitely agree with Louisiana. Especially down in the Grand Isle/Port Fourchon area in winter. Joe French and I posted pics of our respective trips over there with Scott Null. Between my buddy and I, I believe we spent about $800 each but that included lodging, food, gas, licenses, and guide fee/tips for 2 days.

Sure these trips can get pricey for some folks but I think if we can get group rates & splitting costs people would be more willing to commit to trips to places we don't normally get to fish and target fish we don't normally get to target.

If you're gonna get a kitchen pass, go big.

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General Discussion / New fishing buddy is here
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:08:12 AM »
Jacob Charles Starr entered the world at 5:57PM on Monday, August 25, 2014. 22" & 8lbs 15oz. Mama & baby doing great and we came home yesterday. He'll have his big brother, Brady, to show him the ropes.









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Outing Chat / Re: Not the target species, but not bad......
« on: August 01, 2014, 07:58:32 PM »
Excellent. We fished with Brent last Friday. And that's the biggest blue I've ever seen in Texas waters.

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Outing Chat / Blyth & I out front at POC
« on: August 01, 2014, 07:56:12 PM »
Hit the jetties & beach last Friday with the same guide as Puck. jacks were there and he bonita were blitzing all over.

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Graham Cracker- you got your priorities backwards, the big cooler is for the beer and the smaller one is for the food. Geez, freaking amateurs.

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I'm happy to try and ferry another person around but full disclosure:
1) they'll have provide their own PFD as I do not have another adult-sized one
2) the Gheenoe is only 15'4" long and 44" wide (actually narrower at the gunnels than the waterline due to the tumblehome) so fishing 2 might be difficult
3) I'm still getting accustomed to the thing and want to be 100% safety concious


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we got some room at the Pequod if you don't mind the bunk beds or you could do the air mattress or couch thing. :o

Have air mattress, will travel. ;)

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Aww hell y'all. My work weekend at the lease just got cancelled. I'm in. I'll be running my Gheenoe.

Signing up now. I'm actually heading down Thursday evening to fish Friday with Blyth and the gents from Reel Fly so I'll be staying on. Any room at the inn?

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I'm tentatively scheduled to be out a the deer lease that weekend but if that falls through I'll try to make this trip. Gotta wipe the stink off from the Fence Lake fiasco.

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I already addressed this via email but I'll be down there & fishing with everybody but I'm not taking the kayaks or the Skimmer. I'll run the new Gheenoe over. If it's calm I'll just run straight across the bay from Cove Harbor. If it's rough I'll launch by Lighthouse Lakes and run up the backside of San Jose through Blind Pass.

That being said- I have one kayak left for sale. The Big Tuna will be gone tonight to a TKF member but I'll have the Drifter for sale. Check my post in the Classifieds section.

Cheers,
Finn

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Sell Anything / Re: 2 kayaks for sale (not a package deal)
« on: June 16, 2014, 09:03:19 AM »
SOLD

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Sell Anything / Re: 2 kayaks for sale (not a package deal)
« on: June 15, 2014, 04:39:37 PM »
Sold

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Outing Information Only / Re: Bolivar Marsh - August
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:22:45 AM »
Doubtful I'll make this one. I'll be home with a newborn boy due August 15.

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