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Old 08-31-2015, 01:41 PM   #81
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I suspect they were the tarpon that hang out, the little fish would all of a sudden be gone and then the submarine would cruise by. There's one sheepshead that eats off the pilings here and he's got to be 2' long. Biggest one I have ever seen. I would truly hate being bitten by it.

In the water area over by the uncovered docks, tarpon were crashing the water about every 2 or 3 seconds last week after the big rains flooded the area. I guess the rains brought the little fish in to eat new stuff and the tarpons to eat them. It was pretty cool watching it.
Tarpon??? Around here??? I have never seen Tarpon anywhere inside of the jetties. I imagine they get up in the lower parts of the bay system but I can't imagine them being in a marina around these parts.
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:41 PM   #82
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they have been thick as fleas at blue dolphin for the past few weeks. not real big, 3 - 4 footers. I had one roll the surface yesterday right next to me on the swim platform. I think they come here cause the place is loaded with little fish eating the scum off the "covered" piers. Right after sundown is when I see them typically.
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The guy next to me lost his cat yesterday. He's really getting up there in years and he dropped the carrier and the cat as he was boarding his boat. We couldn't find it. That water is impossible to see past a few inches in the shade.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:06 PM   #84
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:55 PM   #85
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they have been thick as fleas at blue dolphin for the past few weeks. not real big, 3 - 4 footers. I had one roll the surface yesterday right next to me on the swim platform. I think they come here cause the place is loaded with little fish eating the scum off the "covered" piers. Right after sundown is when I see them typically.
Never have I seen Tarpon in all of my time boating here. That is crazy. I'd like to see one!!!
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:37 AM   #86
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Never have I seen Tarpon in all of my time boating here. That is crazy. I'd like to see one!!!

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Old 09-01-2015, 07:57 AM   #87
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I thought I saw a little progress...but I was wrong. Got the new generator in place yesterday. Will get her all hooked up and tested today (hopefully). But....decided to pull the coolers off the mains and have them professionally cleaned. This has been worrying me ever since I saw the pile of blown coolers at the local Cummings dealer, who recommend pulling and cleaning them at least every two years. So no boating for Blue this long weekend (but hey, there is always the dinghy). That will be the end of the major preparations and leaves things like repack of life raft, new battery for the EPRIB and a few other minor things and then...look out Florida/Bahama where every hour will be a happy hour!
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Sorry for the delays Blue, but probably time well spent!
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:21 PM   #89
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Carol at Triad Marine schedules the rib repairs and recertification as well I suspect on life rafts. She is a real sweetie and very helpful. They are in Kemah if you haven't run across them yet.


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