Port Aransas Fishing
(361) 563-TUNA (8862)
Rockport Texas Fishing
Bay Fishing & Offshore Fishing
The Saltwater Cowboy!
Corpus Christi Fishing
(361) 563-TUNA (8862)
Bay Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Flats Fishing, Fly Fishing & Duck Hunting!
|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|
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!
|Day 5 Offshore of Louisiana Southeast Pass heading to Orange Beach, Al|
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!
|Day 6 Offshore of Panama City, FL after leaving Orange Beach, AL|
|Contemplating new USCG approved Sanitation System||
Testing new USCG approved Sanitation System
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!
|Day 7 Offshore Arriving Clearwater, FL from Panama City, FL|
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!
|Day 8 Offshore Arriving Moore Haven, FL from Clearwater, FL|
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!
|Day 9 Offshore left Moore Haven, FL through Lake Okeechobee and on the Fort Lauderdale, FL|
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!
|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|