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Swamp Mafia
7/6/2013 7:01:20 AM

Not a bad way to spend Americas birthday.

Catch Details

Other Saltwater
Bolivar Peninsula

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    1. catfishKING97 0
    2. catfishKING97 0
      Live perch or sunfish
    3. Swamp Mafia 0
      @catfishKING97 What kind of bait fish?
    4. catfishKING97 0
      @SwampMafia how do you hook your baitfish
    5. Glen Barton 0
      @SwampMafia it was on the west shoreline tangled in all the brush.
    6. Swamp Mafia 0
      @glen007 Its been a few months since I had hit that part of the lake. Was it on the east or west shore line?
    7. Glen Barton 0
      @SwampMafia do you jug over by the railroad bridge on lake Houston because I saw a jug wrapped in brush that looked exactly like yours the other day?
    8. Swamp Mafia 0
      @SwampDonkey21 sorry, but I don't use Facebook
    9. John Miller 0
      Hey man if you got a Facebook page look up swamp donkeys on there and upload some of your catches
    10. Swamp Mafia 0
      @jerrod30jj Not in the next few days. Good luck, and give a conditions report for fellow scouters.
    11. jerrod30jj 0
      @SwampMafia goin to port bolivar tomorrow.. You gonna be out that way?
    12. Conley Foeh 0
      Oh ok, I might have to do a top shot then. Thanks for confirming πŸ‘ @SwampMafia
    13. Swamp Mafia 0
      @speckcatcher 270-50 lb. 370-40 lb. from the specs I looked at, but I don't have a 4/0 so I'm just going on published specs.
    14. Conley Foeh 0
      I read that a 4/0 (standard) will hold almost 600 yards of 40# mono. Is that correct? @SwampMafia
    15. Conley Foeh 0
      Thanks for the help
    16. Swamp Mafia 0
      40-50 lb mono should handle that, you can put some braid backer on it you want to extend the range.
    17. Conley Foeh 0
      Beach and jetties. And mainly for bull reds and small to medium sized sharks. @SwampMafia
    18. Swamp Mafia 0
      @speckcatcher Where are you going to use it? (Beach or boat). What are you going to be fishing for?
    19. Conley Foeh 0
      What size line do you recommend for a 4/0, braid or mono? I want to be able to cast and drop lines. @SwampMafia
    20. Swamp Mafia 0
      @SharkDaddy 350
    21. SharkDaddy 0
      How many yards were u able to put on ur 9/0 of 100lb test
    22. Swamp Mafia 0
      @jeffery I'm not really sure, but you may get a better response on hunting scout. If your not already on there you can use your existing same user name and ...more password.
    23. jeffery 0
      @SwampMafia do you have or know anybody on here that has any idea on how to train a bird dog??
    24. Swamp Mafia 0
      @jdavis13 Http://fishingscout.deco-apparel.com
    25. jdavis13 0
      Is there anyway I can get a fishing scout or hunting scout t-shirt? @SwampMafia
    26. Swamp Mafia 0
      @SharkDaddy My set up will not catch everything. Very large sharks could spool me. I have heard of 12/0's and 14/0's getting spooled. I also have a blert ...more of how I rig shark leaders.
    27. SharkDaddy 0
      If you don't mind sometime we can get together and u can show me how to do some leaders u make
    28. SharkDaddy 0
      I have the other poles for smaller fish. And the 9/0 will catch anything also right? So if I rig it up like you did I should be fine to catch anything.
    29. Swamp Mafia 0
      And drag force. @SharkDaddy Those 2 things are the most important things to consider. I also went with 6' rods, some like 8' rods or even 10+ foot rods. ...more It's all depending on your style.
    30. Swamp Mafia 0
      I went with the 9/0, it may not be the best choice for you. That's for you to decide. I went with 100 lb. mono on mine, again that may not be the best choice ...more for all people. Check out capacity
    31. SharkDaddy 0
      So buy the 9/0? And what kind of line should I put on there
    32. Swamp Mafia 0
      @SharkDaddy ⬆⬆⬆
    33. Swamp Mafia 0
      I looked at the 6/0 and the 9/0, and ended up getting 2 penn 9/0's. Your 8000 will catch any red, and most med sharks, but it does not have the volume for long ...more drops.
    34. SharkDaddy 0
      I'm thinking about getting a penn 6/0 or 9/0. What would u think. I want to fish for everything really. Shark,reds etc. right now I have a penn fierce 8000 ...more spinning reel
    35. Swamp Mafia 0
      The last shark I caught was on a 6000 spin, but I have penn 9/0's to target big sharks. Reds I use 2000-2500 spin up to tr-200g and 45L's
    36. SharkDaddy 0
      Shark. And reds
    37. Swamp Mafia 0
      @SharkDaddy for cats? Or sharks?
    38. SharkDaddy 0
      What kind of reels are you using
    39. Swamp Mafia 0
      @SharkDaddy I have listed exact locations in many of my blerts. Most are on the north end of the lake around structure.
    40. SharkDaddy 0
      Where did you catch all of thoes catfish in lake Houston; where are good places to go
    41. SharkDaddy 0
      Ok just let me know.
    42. Swamp Mafia 0
      @SharkDaddy Its kind of conditions dependent.
    43. SharkDaddy 0
      When is the next time y'all are going out to fish and camp out?
    44. Chris Emmite 0
      Nice sounds like you're setup good.
    45. Swamp Mafia 0
      @LostBoysOutdoors I have 2- 9/0's on 6' rods (aluminum reel seats) and harness. I camp out many times a year so that's not an issue. I have a kayak(10') ...more and lots of leaders, hooks, weights.
    46. Swamp Mafia 0
      Cable and heavy mono leader above that (for sharks). Mullet, sheepshead, lady fish, rays, jack, and Hardheads.
    47. Swamp Mafia 0
      @SharkDaddy I use all kinds and sizes for the two. I like mustad circle hooks from 11/0-20/0 depending on the size of bait and the size fish your after. I use single ...more strand hard wire, multi strand
    48. Chris Emmite 0
      Definitely bud and I'd love to hear how you catch all those monster cats. You're welcome to come along whenever. We usually camp out there for at least one ...more night.
    49. Swamp Mafia 0
      @LostBoysOutdoors I'm kind of new to beach sharking, so I would love to see how you guys do things, and learn from more experienced sharkers.
    50. SharkDaddy 0
      What is the best kind of hooks and leaders and bait to use for shark and reds? I just bought a kayak to bring bait out further.
    51. Chris Emmite 0
      Cool. Let me know if you hear anything more about a meetup. I'm planning a sharkin trip the last weekend in July and hopefully at least 2 weekend in August.
    52. Swamp Mafia 0
      @LostBoysOutdoors I don't have any plans to go, but depending on conditions I could. There was talk about a FS meet up in aug somewhere on the upper coast.
    53. Swamp Mafia 0
      @SharkDaddy I have only fished there 2 times in recent years, and the only shark was morning, with a bait casted from dry land.
    54. Chris Emmite 0
      You surf fishin any time soon? It'd be cool to get a fishing scout meetup goin.
    55. SharkDaddy 0
      Is it best to go fishing at bolivar in the morning mid day or night?
    56. Swamp Mafia 0
      @hunter_reed15 sorry, but I don't do shout outs. Keep posting good pics with great info and you will get fallowers.
    57. hunter_reed15 0
      Hey I was wondering I just started a Instagram called hooked_tight and was wondering if I could get help with a shoutout on fishing scouts thanks for the help and ...more keep pulling in big ones
    58. MrPopular 0
      Congrats! You made it on the popular page on Jul 07, 2013!
    59. Stephen Bishop 0
      Bait: freedom LOL
    60. fishintheeast 0
      Doing the same thing! Been at it since the 4th
    61. jacob jacob 0
      Awesome...my friends did the same...had no luck though
    62. Swamp Mafia 0
      @matt We were about 2 miles east of rollover pass. The pic was from the 4th.
    63. Matt Dobson 0
      Sweet. Where are you guys setup?
    64. Adan Valdivia 0
      Awesome pic
    65. thefishwhisperer88 0
      Do they look like a big long mutant?
    66. RoostaGarPro 0
      @thefishwhisperer88 thx man headed to the south jetty tonight. We have been loading up on "sand" or "ghost" shrimp all morning. Are those good ...more bait?
    67. thefishwhisperer88 0
      Early mornings, 4am-10am fish the end of packery channel SOUTH jetty. Bull reds everywhere. Live mullet, weights are just as effective as fly lined. Find their poison. ...more Hope it helps, fish on!
    68. thefishwhisperer88 0
      Trust me, that is the best, easiest place to catch fish. Mixed in reds. Fly line the shrimp or use doa's. live is better but either way.
    69. thefishwhisperer88 0
      Fish under the last light, it's a special bulb put in for flounder. That one spot is loaded with specks, ALL NIGHT LONG. Weed thru the smaller ones, and you'll ...more find keepers and no boys! Live shrimp
    70. Swamp Mafia 0
      @rob7 Almost none, what little was there was near shore.
    71. thefishwhisperer88 0
      @RoostaGarPro at night, go to cos way pier and fish for speckle trout. When u walk on the pier it does an L to the right. Follow that down and it will do another ...more L to the right towards the boat slip
    72. Robbie Rosalez 0
      @SwampMafia ... How's the seaweed ? Hope less than last week
    73. Swamp Mafia 0
      @lurejunkee Thanks.
    74. Swamp Mafia 0
      @RoostaGarPro just a few hours up the coast. It's on the east side of Galveston.
    75. Ernest Fernandez 0
      πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘awesome @SwampMafia damn I love that flag!
    76. RoostaGarPro 0
      @SwampMafia is Boliver close to where I am?
    77. Swamp Mafia 0
      I was on Boliver. Not much weed, and the water was nice.
    78. Swamp Mafia 0
      @RoostaGarPro I just had long lines for sharks, but they were not interested in what I had to offer. Several bull reds were put on the beach by others, fishing ...more mullet in the 2nd gut.
    79. RoostaGarPro 0
      @SwampMafia where you at bro? I'm in port aransas, all I caught yesterday was some 12" reds. Any tips would be appreciated.
    80. thefishwhisperer88 0
      Fuck yeah, America!!!! And Texas too of course! Dude when I go home on leave, I'm gonna have to hook up with u fellas for sure
    81. Cody Wallace 0
      @SwampMafia lol I love it awesome job
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