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  • Tarpon Fishing Trip – Texas Silver Kings

    Tarpon Fishing Trip –

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    We had a few days where we were wrapping up some meat hunts and we had some fishing on the schedule. The plan was to meet some of our friends and land owners at the coast at South Padre Island and try to chase some Tarpon. As it turned out we hit the weather just right and the Tarpon flipped the switch on. On Sunday we spent a couple hours with our new friend Jeff on his boat and the weather moved in on us. So we planned to be back out Monday morning at daylight to try to find the Tarpon. As we turned out from the Jetties we decided to pull a few baits around for a little bit. As we did we were watching some birds working down the beach we decided to pull up and go look at what the birds where working. As we pulled up on the first bait ball we could see the tarpon busting through the ball. We ended up hooking into some big jacks and a big bull shark on the first pass. As we chased the birds and Tarpon for a little ways we finally caught up to 2 big bait balls and the Tarpon were just laying on top and thrashing through the bait. Man what an amazing sight. We got in close and actually had a ball of bait fish on both sides of the boat at one point as close as 10 feet from the boat with giant Tarpon swarming the bait. We quickly chunked in and one rod was hooked up and fought for a while we got the fish right up to the boat and he spit the hook. We ran back up on the fish and were hooked up again. This time the monster ran hard made a few impressive jumps and went deep taking line. We were hooked up on another fish shortly after only to last 1 jump and spit the hook and then had another fish hooked on a plug for about 2 minutes before it spit the hook. We decided to pull back and concentrate on landing the big fish we had on. So about 45 minutes later we had the big Tarpon up to the boat and had the hook gaff in his bottom jaw. After a few pictures we revived the big Tarpon and headed back to the school. By this time they had broken up a little and gone deep under the schools of Spanish Mackerel. As we would drift through the schools we would mark big fish deep and would have a hookup. We ended up catching 2 more Tarpon ranging from 50-70 Lbs. So for the day we landed 3 and jumped 4 -5 fish and landed a couple sharks and mackerel and a few Jack fish. But what a day to catch 3 tarpon and one be a 70″-80″ caliber 150 Lb type of Tarpon in Texas is a pretty good accomplishment. Awesome day on the water!!

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  • Whitetail Hunts in Texas – Youth Season Success

    Whitetail Hunts in Texas –

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    Taking advantage of the early youth season Texas offers the sportsman, Eddie From Louisiana made his way back to the ranch so his two boys could experience their first Whitetail Hunts in Texas. Eddie and the boys made it to the ranch on Friday and made a quick check on their rifles just to make sure they hadn’t been bumped in the drive. With their guns checked all the crew could do was to kick back and relax till dinner and then for the Season to open on Saturday morning. Nick and Cole were pumped up and ready to hunt by Saturday morning. We had planned for Eddie to sit with Nick his younger son and I would start off hunting with Cole and then switch out a little here and there so Eddie would be able to spend some time hunting with both of his boys. So we made our way to the blinds and Cole and me had sat and sat and not seen anything except a few squirrels and heard some Turkeys making their way off the roost. Around 7:45 we heard a gun shot and it was close to us so I knew it was Nick and Eddie right down the hill from us. The shot sounded good and I told Cole that it sounded good we waited a few more minutes hoping a deer would show and we would get a shot as well. With nothing doing we made our way back to the truck and headed down to check on Nick and Eddie. As we pull in to the stand I can see the white belly of a deer up ahead and as we got closer I could see it was an 8 point I had been seeing in that area. Nick and his dad made their way over and after a couple quick pictures we were headed for the skinning rack. Nice shooting Nick and congrats on your first and biggest buck to date. Now we needed to find a buck for Cole and each young man would be able to harvest a doe as well. So the evening hunt came around and Eddie and I switched hunters so Eddie was now hunting with Cole his elder son and I was with Nick. I had a stand we had been seeing some does at, I got Cole and Nick settled into a popup we had been seeing a good buck out of. The evening was a little slow for this time of year. Nick and I waited and after the feeder went off I figured some deer would make there way in but nothing ever came. I decided to drive over to an area we had been seeing some deer eat acorns earlier on the way to the stands. as we made our way into the area we spooked a couple of doe and so I figured they just went off the hill to another feed location. As we made our way down the hill Nick spotted a doe and we made a plan to try to stalk her and get a shot. We were rapidly loosing light and as we were approaching getting into shooting range we heard a shot from were Cole and Eddie were sitting. The shot alerted the deer we where trying to stalk so we made our way back to the truck and went to check on Cole. When we got there I could not see a deer anywhere close to the feeder so once Eddie and Cole got out of the stand we started looking for blood. We found the trail and after a quick tracking job we found the doe Cole had taken. So with a successful opening day we made a plan for day 2. Cole still needed a buck and Nick needed a doe. We decided to make our way up to another ranch and hopefully things would be a little better there in the morning. So with an early start we made it to the stands on the way up it had begun to rain. It was kind of nasty and ugly but I knew we should see some deer once the front passed. As day broke I was back on stand with Cole and we were trying to find a Buck Nick was with his dad looking for a doe. As day broke Cole spotted a couple deer on the fence line. As we sat dodging the leaks in the stand I caught movement out of the corner of my eye and and doe ran out on the oat field behind us. As I turned to check her out I noticed a Buck hot on her trail. I whispered to Cole for him to get his gun and get ready out of the back of the blind. As he turned and saw the buck he let out a whoa man!! I told him to go ahead and shoot when the buck turned broadside. The buck was keyed in on the Doe and never even looked at the blind. Cole made a great shot and the buck plowed to a stop about 20 yards from the blind. Cole’s Whitetail hunts in Texas came to close with him taking a big 7 pointer. Nice buck Cole congrats. We took a few pictures and headed over to check on Nick to see if he had gotten a shot on a doe. We texted Eddie and they had seen deer just hadn’t gotten a shot off yet. So I decided to wait a little bit and see if they could get a shot. After about another 30 minutes or so we heard another shot ring out and we went down to Nicks and Eddie’s stand to see what we could find. Nick had made a great shot and the doe lay on the edge of the field. We loaded her up and made our way to the skinning shed. I really enjoy hunting with my boys so I knew this hunt with Eddie and his sons would be a good time. Two of the finest young men I have had the pleasure to hunt with and be around. Congrats boys on your successful Whitetail Hunts in Texas We cant wait to have you guys back for another hunt in the future.

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  • Trophy Catalina/Hog Hunts in Texas – Special Free Range Catalina Hunts

     

    Trophy Catalina hunts in Texas – We are offering a special hunt for these Catalina Billies. The special includes 2 days all inclusive hunting, meals and lodging for unlimited hogs and will include one trophy Catalina Billy. This would make an excellent youth hunt or a great Trophy for anyone. Total hunt cost will be $1500 dollars on the Catalina Hog combo hunt. Anyone who is interested please give me a call these will be first come first serve hunts and I will honor the special price till the end of 2012. Catalina can be a challenging hunt in the free range setting but we have them coming to feeders on a regular basis. Again anyone who is interested please give me a call for more info on Catalina hunts 830-998-1540.