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By Karyuu
#2228385
Doing a roll call to build up a network of people interested in BTB. I feel we are going to get an early start in the season. Anyone is welcome!

Please state location, kayak & gear, experience in the following format:

Location: Victoria, TX

Kayak & Gear:
JK Kraken 15.5
Perception Pascador 14
Aquabound Manta Ray Carbon Shaft Paddle
Stohlquist PFD
Standard Horizon HX300
Penn Warfare30
Penn Fierce 5500
Ugly Stik Tiger Rod w/Shimano Sienna 4000
48" Single-Pronged Aluminum Flounder Gig
50in PVC duffle bag line with windshield screens,big cobia sleeping bag :wink:

Experience: BTB at Mayan Princes, Bob Hall Pier, Surfside, PINS, Matagorda
By Kyleb
#2228407
I am fairly new to btb, have made a few trips out to bobhall rig. This year I plan on going every chance I get
Ocean kayak prowler 13
Carbon fiber paddle
Penn fierce and kast king reels
Standard gaff
Bat
Will be purchasing a fish bag along with a larger open face real and rod. Going to install a rudder on my yak and hopefully a depth finder. I am off on Mondays and Tuesdays which makes it a little tough to find ppl to paddle out with.
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By kickingback
#2228442
Only been to Sea Rim. Would like to tag along for a few this year if possible.

Hobie PA 14
Hobie paddle /Mirage drive system / 24 lb Watersnake trolling motor
Ugly Stik rods
Kastking and Academy reels (Good for trolling and deep water)
36" homemade golf club gaff (made extras if anyone wants to buy one cheap)
Rapala hard wood bat
36" fish bag
VHF radio
Waterproof radio to listen to Rock and Roll all day fishing!!

Experience: Sea Rim (2 trips)
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By Karyuu
#2228481
Where are you two located? Corpus and Houston?

Hopefully the weather/swells calms down to do some trips soon.
By Kyleb
#2228503
I live in corpus on the island. If this weather keeps up the season should be here by the end of the month if not sooner. Beach temps are already up to 66 degrees.
By RTMont
#2228707
Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Hobie Outback
Hobie paddle /Mirage drive system
Ugly Stik rods
Avet reels
Large Native fish bag

Experience: BTB at Mayan Princes, Bob Hall Pier, PINS
Did quite a bit of offshore last year but only been doing this for two years. Let me know when y'all get together and go. Its hard to get my buddies to go offshore.
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By AcousticTennis
#2228715
Corpus here. ( I'm just a retired ghost of a offshore angler though. )

Jackson cuda (best yak. Fight me)

7 years going now. (Already that long ?!?!)
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By kickingback
#2228724
Houston (Cypress) here.
Can make a trip to the coast in less than 1.5 hrs if I drive like a bat out of hell.
:dance:
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By Karyuu
#2228923
AcousticTennis wrote:Corpus here. ( I'm just a retired ghost of a offshore angler though. )

Jackson cuda (best yak. Fight me)

7 years going now. (Already that long ?!?!)


Nice to meet a old timer. What made u quit btb? I feel like ther re might be a good story behind this.
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By Boomy
#2228991
Karyuu wrote:
AcousticTennis wrote:Corpus here. ( I'm just a retired ghost of a offshore angler though. )

Jackson cuda (best yak. Fight me)

7 years going now. (Already that long ?!?!)


Nice to meet a old timer. What made u quit btb? I feel like ther re might be a good story behind this.

Because he's a quitter who decided to chase ditch pickles which he secretly knows that his Cuda is best suited for..

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
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By AcousticTennis
#2229074
Karyuu wrote:
AcousticTennis wrote:Corpus here. ( I'm just a retired ghost of a offshore angler though. )

Jackson cuda (best yak. Fight me)

7 years going now. (Already that long ?!?!)


Nice to meet a old timer. What made u quit btb? I feel like ther re might be a good story behind this.




Meh not really. Sometime in 2014(?) it turned into more babysitting newbies than enjoying a day with the homies. I'll still do the occasional trip with the OG's have a secret BTB trip going on, but thats once in a blue moon now. I've caught my fair share of fish out there. After a while you realize that a "ok" "doable" day BTB is an exceptionally glassy day inshore. I'd just rather spend less of an effort inshore pitching baits to bull reds and hooking big trout than paddling 10+miles for a few kings and Jacks that I don't keep.
Boomy wrote:
Karyuu wrote:
AcousticTennis wrote:Corpus here. ( I'm just a retired ghost of a offshore angler though. )

Jackson cuda (best yak. Fight me)

7 years going now. (Already that long ?!?!)


Nice to meet a old timer. What made u quit btb? I feel like ther re might be a good story behind this.

Because he's a quitter who decided to chase ditch pickles which he secretly knows that his Cuda is best suited for..

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk



LOLOLOL! My cuda is best suited for any situation, Boomy! I'd expect this comment from Russ or Tod!
By Bassaxeworks
#2229139
Location: Ohio, Formerly Cibolo Tx...Come back for a few weeks every summer

Kayak & Gear:
PA 14
2 Seadoos as well
Standard Cabelas Tournament PFD
Tsunami Rods
Daiwa Rods
Daiwa Saltiga Sa 20,30,40,50 and others
Ugly Stik Tiger Rod w/Shimano Stella
2 42"n PVC Cooler bags

Experience: BTB at Mayan Princes, Bob Hall Pier, PINS, Matagorda, Aransas Pass, Mustang Island
By Wolfman57
#2229146
Sounds like a lot of guys done with winter and waiting for someone me spring fishing.

Broken poles fixed and I'm getting ready for a fantastic 2017

WM
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By Karyuu
#2229185
Wow! Nice set up.


Bassaxeworks wrote:Location: Ohio, Formerly Cibolo Tx...Come back for a few weeks every summer

Kayak & Gear:
PA 14
2 Seadoos as well
Standard Cabelas Tournament PFD
Tsunami Rods
Daiwa Rods
Daiwa Saltiga Sa 20,30,40,50 and others
Ugly Stik Tiger Rod w/Shimano Stella
2 42"n PVC Cooler bags

Experience: BTB at Mayan Princes, Bob Hall Pier, PINS, Matagorda, Aransas Pass, Mustang Island
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By Poseidon01
#2229241
Location: El Paso TX
Kayak: Hobie Outback
Gear: Offshore (Tiger Sticks, Truth SG's)
and all the "extras" with cherries on top..( Fishbag, VHF, gaffs etc...)

Expereince: 4 years, Bob Hall , Mayan Princess

Have the opportunity to spend spring break as well as summer breaks from June till mid August to travel to the Gulf .
By Engleman
#2230112
Kyleb:

i work weekends and am also looking for someone to go with on weekdays. I am brand new to BTB, but not to kayak fishing or saltwater fishing. I live approx 3 hours from Port A. I can usually go on fairly short notice. My email is Engleman.craig@yahoo.com
NW 12.5 with propel drive
Penn Fierce
Penn 209 (old school)
Ambassadeur 7000
Garmin depth/fish finder
Towable bait tube
Cast net
Proper footwear
Toilet paper
Sunny disposition combined with a positive mental attitude






Kyleb wrote:I am fairly new to btb, have made a few trips out to bobhall rig. This year I plan on going every chance I get
Ocean kayak prowler 13
Carbon fiber paddle
Penn fierce and kast king reels
Standard gaff
Bat
Will be purchasing a fish bag along with a larger open face real and rod. Going to install a rudder on my yak and hopefully a depth finder. I am off on Mondays and Tuesdays which makes it a little tough to find ppl to paddle out with.
By Engleman
#2230114
Location: near San Antonio, TX
*** I work weekends, so generally I can fish M-Th***

Kayak & Gear:
NW 12.5 (Propel drive)
Penn 209 (old school)
Penn Fierce (new school)
Ambassadeur 7000
Garmin depth/fishfinder
Short handled gaff
Towable bait tube
Cast net
Drink holders
Proper foot and headwear
Sunny disposition
Positive mental attitude
Ninja training

Experience level: BTB novice (not new to saltwater or kayak fishing, however)
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By mnfisher
#2231733
Hey Karyuu,

I'd like to do a couple of BTB runs this year. Matagorda or Corpus is fine with me.

I have a Hobie PA 14
By Tombo
#2231749
Location Rockport. Fished for couple years offshore at Mayan Princess rigs and PINS.
Kayak: Hobie Revo 13
Gear: Avet on Shimano jigging rod, Okuma Cabo spinning reel 4000 series on Shimano jigging rod.
Unless my body gets younger, might be it for me but I enjoy following BTB.
Retired
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By mnfisher
#2231750
Karyuu wrote:What happened to the jetski?


Still have it and use it regularly. Also enjoy the kayak fishing...
By Longliner
#2231777
Located in Cedar Park, TX
Exp greenhorn
Wilderness systems ride 135
2 custom 7' #40 class seeker boat rods with Daiwa sealine 40 Sha reels spooled with 30# Berkeley BG
Shimano beastmaster 6'6" 30# class with a daiwa sealine 20sha spooled with #20 Berkeley BG.
Shimano stradic 8000 needs a rod any suggestions?
Favorite lure is the 2oz F-14 jig with wht bucktail , and 2oz crocodile spoons.
Homeade bait tube
Navigation: old compass and phone.
Igloo ice chest
Spear gaff
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By Karyuu
#2231810
Longliner wrote:Located in Cedar Park, TX
Exp greenhorn
Wilderness systems ride 135
2 custom 7' #40 class seeker boat rods with Daiwa sealine 40 Sha reels spooled with 30# Berkeley BG
Shimano beastmaster 6'6" 30# class with a daiwa sealine 20sha spooled with #20 Berkeley BG.
Shimano stradic 8000 needs a rod any suggestions?
Favorite lure is the 2oz F-14 jig with wht bucktail , and 2oz crocodile spoons.
Homeade bait tube
Navigation: old compass and phone.
Igloo ice chest
Spear gaff


Nice did you just get the ride? seems like an ok kayak for btb
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