niswanger wrote:Can you give a google maps location link?
Can you give a rough finish time?
Can you give the locations of a few nearby bait shops that open at 5AM that carry ribbon fish?
Can you promise me that I'll hook up with a 50"+ King?
1) No, but if you look out past the jettys when you exit them, you will see it. It's the only rig out there within state waters.
2) The finish time is usually when you make it your finish time. I have had days we were off of the water as early as noon and other days we were off of the water around 7:00 pm. As you learn more on BTB, you will find that there is no finish time exactly (unless weather/conditions start acting up).
3) Google Surfside bait shops. Call and verify the time they open and if they have ribbon fish. Usually, I go to Bridge's Bait.
4) Catching a 50+ inch king is a very good possibility in Texas waters.
MRitz wrote:Can you recommend a list of gear/tackle for cheap? Thus far I have only done inshore and beach/surf/pier fishing. I have a few squid lures that I have been told might be good for trolling and a few steel leaders but that is about it. Money is a little tight right now though so I'm not looking to get all the bells and whistles.
Also, could you share the coordinates of this rig?
Since you are probably not going to be able to find ribbon leaders a few days out from the outing my suggestion would be to go to the store or online and buy offshore rattle traps, Yo-Zuri deep divers, Rapala divers, Halcos.... things of that nature. If you live in Houston, stop by FTU. Let them know you are going offshore but in a kayak. This way they know not to give you lures that are made for trolling at speeds equivalent for boat. In regards to the coords to the rig, you can see the rig from the end of the jettys. I am betting that you can Google that rig and find the coords for it. I've never had a need to get the coords for it on my GPS so I don't have them. The rig sticks out like a sore thumb from the jettys and the landmarks to get back to land are very visible to see as well.
TexasDrew wrote:Are the Port Aransas Beaches closed, per the Chamber of commerce they are open so if you know otherwise lemme know.
The beaches are not closed. From now until July 11th, there is no camping on the Nueces County beaches (curfew 8pm - 6am). Also, no vehicles on those beaches either from now until Monday. All roads leading to those beaches will be blocked so that you can walk on the beach but a vehicle can't access it.