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Port Aransas Fishing

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(361) 563-TUNA (8862)

PO Box 2772

Port Aransas, TX 78373

Email: Scott@fishntexas.com

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(361) 563-TUNA (8862)

117 Port Ave.

Rockport, TX 78382

Email: Scott@fishntexas.com

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Day 1  Left Port Aransas heading to Port O'Connor, just to get out of town.

14:20 - Left Port Aransas heading for the first stop in Port O'Connor.  

17:35 - Light wind a nice run.  we waited for a life raft sent down from Cuero, TX.  We ate dinner at "The Spot".  The day was uneventful.

Day 2  Left Port O'Connor heading to Sabine

05:30 - Woke up and took on fuel, heading for Sabine Pass.  

12:00 - Found Aft bulkhead holding water, but not enough to cause problems.

16:15 - Arrived Sabine Pass to find fuel docks closed at 16:00

19:30 - Went to eat at "Skeeters", Chicken fried Rib-Eye all round!  Meet a Coast Guard contact with charting information for us, very helpful

Day 3 Left Sabine Heading to Cypre Point Marina in Louisiana

06:30 - Woke to search for fuel, the public fuel dock doesn't open until 09:00.

07:15 - Installed new charting program and map details.

07:15 - Installed new Bilge in the aft compartment.

10:30 - Raining heavy, Headed to Vermillion Bay, LA and Cypre point Marina.

17:15 - Entered Vermillion Bay behind some supply vessels and changed heading to Inter-Coastal City.

20:00 - Finished Fueling at Tosoro and caught a Taxi to Blacks restaurant in Abbeville, LA, Fantastic!

22:30 - After grocery shopping we secured the boat and went to sleep.

Day 4 Started taking Pictures Heading to New Orleans from Inter-coastal City
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06:30 - Left Inter-Coastal City heading for New Orleans.

16:30 - Fueled up in Algiers, La and ran through the locks to New Orleans, it was still raining.

19:30 - Entered Lake Pontchatrain and the Municipal Marina.

23:45 - After all chores complete headed for Martigra!


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Day 5 Offshore of Louisiana Southeast Pass heading to Orange Beach, Al
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6:00 - Got back to the boat from Martigra.

07:30 - Left the Marina heading for "?", just trying to get some distance.

11:30 - Ended up out in the Gulf, don't ask.

14:30 - The weather is getting pretty bad, change coarse to Mobile Bay.

17:15 - Entered Mobile Bay, and set coarse for Orange Beach, AL.  Weather still very bad!

20:00 - Stopped at Bear Point Marina in Orange Beach, wind blowing 40+ knots.

20:30 - Ate at the Back Porch, Great food!


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Day 6 Offshore of Panama City, FL after leaving Orange Beach, AL
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Testing new USCG approved Sanitation System

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07:15 - We left Orange Beach, AL all rested after the tough day yesterday.

09:30 - exited to the gulf through Pensacola for a nice run offshore

11:30 - Received a call from the Coast Guard about a sailboat that had to be abandoned in the storm the day before. another vessel, we recruited help from several fishing vessels and finally located it for  the USCG.

15:30 - Pulled into Bay Point Marina, it is a beautiful place!

21:30 - Went to dinner and had a few drinks on the town!

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Day  7 Offshore  Arriving Clearwater, FL from Panama City, FL
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07:00 - Left Bay Point Marina after a night of rest, destination Clearwater, FL.

07:30 - Gulf was a little choppy, 2 or 3 foot seas and light winds.

13:30 - Wind started blowing out of the East making for a better ride.

14:30 - Boring!

18:00 - Arrived Clearwater, Fl.

20:00 - Ate all you can eat snow crab at Cooter's, Great food Again!



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Day 8 Offshore  Arriving Moore Haven, FL from Clearwater, FL
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07:30 - Fueled up in Clearwater $1.57 a gallon.

08:00 - Started download on Lake Okeechobee Charts.

12:30 - Entered Boca Chica for a nice ride to Fort Myers.

14:30 - Fuel was $1.78 so we passed it up!

22:00 - beautiful scenery but slow going, a lot of no wake zones.

23:00 - Ate food from a seedy Cuban cafe, but they are always the best!


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Day 9 Offshore  left Moore Haven, FL through Lake Okeechobee and on the Fort Lauderdale, FL
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06:45 - Check fluids and started the engines for the last stretch of the trip.

07:10 - At first of 4 locks for the day.

09:00 - heading out into Lake Okeechobee

10:30 - At the lake Okeechobee lock.

11:30 - Fueled up at a little marina on the St. Lucie Canal, Tired of locks and draw bridges.

13:30 - Ate lunch at Wahoo's in Stuart, FL.

15:00 - Breaking the waters of the Atlantic at the St. Lucie Inlet.

15:30 -  Started trolling on our 54 nm trip on the Fort Lauderdale, no luck.

19:45 - Entering the jetties of the Samaki's new home 1364 nm later!

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Sight seeing in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Fun in the sun sight seeing in Fort Lauderdale on a Saturday!

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Mileage and fuel
From To Hours Nautical Miles Gallons Average RPM
Port O'Connor, TX Sabine Pass, TX 10 188 320 1800
Sabine Pass, TX Inter-Coastal City, TX 12 124 240 1650-1800
Inter-Coastal City, TX Algiers, LA 10.5 117 216 1650-2350
Algiers, LA Orange Beach, AL 12 213 330 1700
Orange Beach, AL Panama City, FL 9 119 170 1850
Panama City, FL Clearwater, FL 11.5 220 373 1850-1900
Clearwater, FL More Heaven, FL 13 225 323 600-2050
More Heaven, FL Fort Lauderdale 13 104 151 600-2050
Totals 101 1310 2123