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by mwatson71
Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: 9/26/22 Bob Hall pier far rigs trip report
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: 9/26/22 Bob Hall pier far rigs trip report

Thanks for the great report and I look forward to reading many more.
by mwatson71
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Kate’s Hole
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Kate’s Hole

Nice report and photos. Nothing like spending time in Kate’s Hole.
by mwatson71
Thu Sep 08, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: BTB fishing this weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: BTB fishing this weekend

Dave,

You should make the Corpus drive. I live in Houston and went BTB in Corpus three times last year. It is worth the three hour drive.
by mwatson71
Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Launching Kayak from dock
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Launching Kayak from dock

@doslocosranch
Not many things on this board that make me go "Wow" but that setup with the Hobies on the boat lift is one of them. Damn nice setup.
by mwatson71
Sun Sep 04, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Beach update, Galveston west end. Finally looks good.
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Beach update, Galveston west end. Finally looks good.

Surf was rough at the first bars this morning, but pretty flat farther out. I didn’t feel like getting wet so drive over to the Galveston Fishing Pier, paid my $15, and caught 6-7 really nice Spanish mackerel. I lost a bunch more because they kept shredding my leader and slicing thru my Vudu mullet,...
by mwatson71
Sun Sep 04, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Christmas Bay_2 Sep (Fri)
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Christmas Bay_2 Sep (Fri)

Thanks for the report. I, too, amd a huge fan of Christmas Bay and plan on spending a lot of time there soon. For me, it’s been a whole lot of canal lights at night.
by mwatson71
Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Best bump board for Hobie Outback?
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Best bump board for Hobie Outback?

I used a Sharpie and made my own marks on my Hobie.
by mwatson71
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Launching Kayak from dock
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Launching Kayak from dock

A friend of mine in Sea Isle just has very wide steps that go down to the water level on one side.
by mwatson71
Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Freeport 28-Aug-2022
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Freeport 28-Aug-2022

You need to hook up with the Hobie Navy and join them on one of their nights in the canal lights. Now's a good time of the year if you slather on the skeeter repellent. I've met them at the Sea Isle boat ramp and they seem like nice guys... That's just a hop and a skip (and a $2 toll bridge) from F...
by mwatson71
Sat Aug 27, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: 8/25/2022
Replies: 3
Views: 247

8/25/2022

53A2143A-D5C3-4420-A110-A633B76FBF02.png I launched right around 10:15p on a spur of the moment trip. The tide was out and still moving pretty good. According to the solunar, the major was 11:40-1:40a so that was my plan since I was flying solo. The wind was dead, the water was moving pretty good, ...
by mwatson71
Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Corpus Christi Area - Aransas Pass Area - Living
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Corpus Christi Area - Aransas Pass Area - Living

So many factors to consider. Budget? Kids? Race/ethnicity? Job locations? Do you want to live on the mainland or the island? My prior law firm was based in Corpus so I made fairly regular “work” trips down there. I never thought about living in CC until I realized how affordable it is compared to Ho...
by mwatson71
Mon Aug 22, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: Another great morning
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Another great morning

Thanks for posting, Prof. Makes me want to get down there for a BTB soon.

Not sure how long those Stealths are, but I have car topped a T160 on my Sequoia and my buddy used to top his T160 on a Nissan Maxima.
by mwatson71
Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Kayak reccomendations
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Kayak reccomendations

The Hobies were game changers as far as fishing goes. I can carry them on the rooftop of my Sequoia. Holy beefcakes Batman! you load and unload those Hobies on the roof of an SUV :shock: Impressive, but definitely not for the aged or normal sized person :lol: I do, but one is an Outback and the oth...
by mwatson71
Fri Aug 19, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Kayak reccomendations
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Kayak reccomendations

I would 100% get two kayaks. My 15 yr old son has been kayaking with me solo since he was about 9-10 yrs old. My wife goes infrequently. Started out in two paddling kayaks but now have two Hobies. The Hobies were game changers as far as fishing goes. I can carry them on the rooftop of my Sequoia. No...
by mwatson71
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: What just happened that there's half a dozen shrimp boats?
Replies: 18
Views: 1390

Re: What just happened that there's half a dozen shrimp boats?

I’m half tempted to get a license just to trawl with you.
by mwatson71
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Sea Isles canal lights
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Sea Isles canal lights

Sounds like a very short but productive trip. Thanks for the report and photos.
by mwatson71
Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Medina River 08-06-2022 - It Ain't Pretty, Y'all
Replies: 14
Views: 822

Re: Medina River 08-06-2022 - It Ain't Pretty, Y'all

Yowza. I’m going to go eat an edible now. And I’m sure that probably used a shit ton of water to make, from the growing of the plant to processing it into a gummy, packaging and shipping, and god forbid the CO2 emissions from the private jet I had to fly back from Seattle on so I didn’t have to go t...
by mwatson71
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: *****BOB HALL PIER - BTB, AUGUST 18th, THURSDAY, 2022 (((((UPDATES)))))*****
Replies: 84
Views: 12315

Re: *****BOB HALL PIER - BTB, AUGUST 14, 2022 SUNDAY (((((UPDATES)))))*****

@niswanger Nice footage of that spinner getting air. My son said when my first kingfish ever hit my line last year that it went about four feet in the air. All I heard was the splash. Wish I had cool footage like yours.
by mwatson71
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: *****BOB HALL PIER - BTB, AUGUST 18th, THURSDAY, 2022 (((((UPDATES)))))*****
Replies: 84
Views: 12315

Re: *****BOB HALL PIER - BTB, AUGUST 6, 2022 SATURDAY (((((UPDATES)))))*****

I’m no expert but my experience has been drive pulled and rudder up and use my paddle to steer and keep me surfing the wave in. I have only been BTB a handful of times but have managed to stay upright the past three times doing it this way. And FWIW, my teenager has never turtled. I suspect it is be...
by mwatson71
Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: The dog days
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: The dog days

I may or may not have caught a few reds the other night and a bonus speck that ended up in some buttery lemon pepper garlic sauce over a bed of cous cous.
by mwatson71
Wed Jul 20, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Standing and fishing
Replies: 30
Views: 1877

Re: Standing and fishing

I have been kayak fishing for roughly 15 years and have never on e felt the need or urge to stand in any of my kayaks. Not that I probably couldn’t as I too was a D1 gymnast with pretty good balance still. I just like sitting low, pedaling or paddling along, and trying to catch a fish every once in ...
by mwatson71
Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Tiki 7/15
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: Tiki 7/15

Hard to beat the classic glow Vudu Shad! That's a fantastic photo of the cloud-draped moon looking down over your kayak. See you soon, Watson. Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Tapatalk I figured I would post something other than my cleaning table with dead fish on it. Nothing wrong with those pictures ...
by mwatson71
Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Tiki 7/15
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: Tiki 7/15

Ron Mc wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:19 pm Thanks for the report and photo(s). Enjoyed it.
I figured I would post something other than my cleaning table with dead fish on it. Nothing wrong with those pictures mind you, but I thought this moon looked particularly fetching.
by mwatson71
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Tiki 7/15
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: Tiki 7/15

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Armed with my Sarge Custom BOHICA loaded with Egret Baits Vudu Shad in glow/chartreuse.
by mwatson71
Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Tiki 7/15
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: Tiki 7/15

I like this...no hot sun or crowds, typically low winds, and still sight-casting. I think you are on to something. :clap: Shhhhhhhhhh…..we don’t want others to figure it out. Just kidding. I’ve been posting about night time adventures for years now and it really has become one of my favorite ways t...