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TJG210
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My first offshore trip (Pics)

Wanted to update status as I was getting advice on my first offshore trip last week.

Long story short, we had a blast. Only ended up with 1 Blackfin, 1 Yellowfin, 4 Amberjacks, and a big arse #20+ Red Snapper (had to throw back of course).

Stayed at Venice Marina, I was pretty impressed with the food in there. We hung around in the restaurant area and watched the Saints game. The fried snapper throats were great.

Fishing was awesome and I'm absolutely hooked! Seas were fairly calm so I'm glad I chose to forego the Dramamine, bonine, patch cocktail. Was able to enjoy a few cold ones on board.









DeepSouthSportsman
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
Nice


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TexasTiger01
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
Nice!!!


sonoma8
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you addicted now....nice pics


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TigerFanatic99
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
Are you comfortable sharing what pricing was like? I am looking at maybe booking out of there next time we make a trip through LA.


Uncle JackD
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
Awesome

Prepare your checkbook.. Once you offshore fish, you dont wanna touch anything else.


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TJG210
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
We booked through Paradise Outfitters. $2,000 flat plus tip.

While doing research most trips went anywhere from $1,200-$1,300 for openers plus dock ticket...so it becomes a little like roulette. I was a little uncomfortable doing that since I was going out with a few friends and wanted everyone to know a hard cost going in. It ends up we only burned about $600 in fuel, so we would have saved a few bucks if we did it open ended, but it really wasn't worth the risk.


PapaPogey
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
I'm honestly surprised y'all didn't get on more tuna than that. Some nice AJs regardless


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Uncle JackD
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
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We booked through Paradise Outfitters. $2,000 flat plus tip.
So 3 something a person plus tip? Thats fricking cheap! Their boat is a beast huh?


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yellowfin
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
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We booked through Paradise Outfitters. $2,000 flat plus tip.


you go with scott or hunter?


TigerFanatic99
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
Thanks. How many people were allowed under the $2k?


TJG210
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
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you go with scott or hunter?

We actually ended up going with Josh Bodenheimer......34' Freeman. Boat was incredible.

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I'm honestly surprised y'all didn't get on more tuna than that.


I was as well, when we got down there on Friday most boats were coming in were 3-4 yellow fins, but for some reason on Saturday it was tough going for most of the boats. I don't think we heard anyone on the radio, or saw anyone back at the dock with more than 2 yellow fin.

I can't blame the captain or hand, guys worked their asses off to put us on fish....some days you don't light the world on fire. I'm hoping to make an over nighter the next go-round.

Here's a pic of the red snapper:



TJG210
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
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Thanks. How many people were allowed under the $2k?


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yellowfin
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
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We actually ended up going with Josh Bodenheimer.


don't know him, thought it was just hunter and scott with paradise


mylsuhat
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
Decent red snapper


CBDTigerFan
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
Hunter, scott, woody, and josh, fin...there may actually be one more I'm leaving out.


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CHSBears
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Member since Aug 2007
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
Hat,
We fished this weekend out of Venice, first time for me and two sons. Fished in East Bay, never left state water, 37 to 44 feet. Kept 30 mangrove, 6 red snapper, 6 redfish (1 bull). Fish not kept, one black tip(still swimming with gaff), one bull shark, and two gag grouper( each about 15 in). We were chumming and fishing near the surface, just seems shallow for some species.


fishfighter
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
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We were chumming and fishing near the surface, just seems shallow for some species.


With the river getting low and winds been blowing out the south, you have more saltwater inside.

OP, with the full moon, that is one reason on the slow tuna bite. Still a nice trip. And yes, sweet ride to fish out of. Was on my very short buying list when I was still offshore fishing.

For those that want to fish offshore. Pay the extra for a overnight trip. You get way more for what you pay for.

Anybody know if the big trout showed up in the jump yet?


PapaPogey
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re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
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For those that want to fish offshore. Pay the extra for a overnight trip. You get way more for what you pay for.

Agreed


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
21431 posts

re: My first offshore trip (Pics)
God, I really need to get back out there.

If anyone is looking to put a trip together and need someone to join in, let me know.


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