Fishing Reports from the New Buccaneer and the Cavalier

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Due to weather, the 12-hour New Buccaneer trip was changed to an 8-hour trip.  Capt Matt Smith was able to put the 86 fishermen who made the trip onto a boat limit of red snapper - 172 red snapper, as well as 1 vermillion snapper, 7 lane snapper, 6 spadefish, and 4 tomtate.


Monday, June 19, 2017

The New Buccaneer 12-hour trip with Capt Matt Smith returned with 180 red snapper (boat limit), 1 vermillion snapper, 10 lane snapper, 3 king mackerel, 1 ling, 2 rock hind, 3 tomtate, and 4 shark. Meanwhile, the 6-hour near shore Cavalier trip with Capt Sam Hardeman came back to the dock with 98 red snapper (boat limit), 12 king mackerel, 1 jack crevalle, and 1 bonito.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Cavalier's 12-hour trip with Capt Sam Hardeman returned with 160 red snapper (boat limit), 21 vermillion snapper, and 3 king mackerel.


Friday, June 16, 2017

The New Buccaneer's 12-hour trip with Capt Matt Smith returned with 200 red snapper (boat limit), 1 vermillion snapper, 2 king mackerel, 1 little tunny, and 5 shark. The Cavalier's  8-hour trip with Capt Sam Hardeman returned with 77 red snapper, 8 king mackerel, 1 jack crevalle, 1 ling, 1 dolphin, and 3 trout.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Cavalier with Capt Sam Hardeman hosted an 8-hour, private charter and returned with 40 red snapper, 4 king mackerel, 1 ling,  and 4 spadefish. The New Buccaneer with Capt Matt Smith returned with 180 red snapper (boat limit), 1 lane snapper, 1 mangrove snapper, 3 king mackerel, 1 ling, and 1 sharpnose shark.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Cavalier with Capt Sam Hardeman and 53 anglers made a near shore 6-hour trip with the boat bringing in 81 red snapper, 1 lane snapper, 3 king mackerel, 4 angelfish, 17 trout, and 6 tomtate. Meanwhile, the New Buccaneer with Capt Matt Smith returned with 194 red snapper (limit), 113 vermillion snapper, 4 lane snapper, 4 mangrove snapper, 1 dolphin, 3 rock hind, and 1 sharpnose shark.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Cavalier with Capt Sam Hardeman and 2nd Capt Steve Baker returned this afternoon from the 25-hour trip on the Cavalier.  This trip is designed to catch a two-day limit of red snapper and other reef fish.  The 28 anglers returned with 112 nice red snapper (two day limit), 138 vermillion snapper, 1 lane snapper, 4 king mackerel, 37 blue runner, 1 almaco jack, 3 bonito, 1 blackfin tuna, 1 toro, 1 gag grouper, 1 large warsaw grouper, 23 rainbow runner.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Capt Matt Smith and the New Buccaneer returned Sunday with 200 red snapper (limit), 15 king mackerel, and 1 jack crevalle.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Capt Matt Smith  and the New Buccaneer returned with 196 red snapper (boat limit), 2 lane snapper, 27 king mackerel, 4 ling, and 1 dolphin. The Cavalier and Capt Sam Hardeman also had a successful outing with 168 red snapper (limit), 2 king mackerel, and 1 atlantic sharpnose shark.


Friday,  June 9, 2017

The New Buccaneer with Capt Matt Smith returned with 190 red snapper (limit), 8 vermillion snapper, 35 king mackerel, 6 almaco jack, 7 blue runner, 1 blackfin tuna, 1 cobia, and 6 porgy.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Both the New Buccaneer with Capt Matt Smith and the Cavalier with Capt Sam Hardeman had great offshore trips - the Cavalier 8-hour trip returned with 164 red snapper (boat limit), 5 yellowtail snapper, 2 King Mackerel, and 2 sharpnose sharks, while the New Buccaneer 12-hour trip returned with 198 red snapper (boat limit), 141 vermillion snapper, 3 lane snapper, 3 king mackerel, 1 ling, 2 porgy, and 5 sharpnose shark.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Cavalier's first 6-hour trip was Capt Sam Hardeman brought back 17 King mackerel and 5 Spanish Mackerel. 

Additionally, the New Buccaneer's 12-hour trip with Capt Matt Smith returned with 184 red snapper (limit) and many nice sized fish including 94 vermillion snapper, 3 mangrove snapper, 5 king mackerel, 15 little tunny, 1 ling, and 1 scamp grouper.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The New Buccaneer with Capt. Matt Smith returned with 200 red snapper(boat limit), 165 vermillion snapper, 6 lane snapper, 5 king mackerel, and 4 tomtate.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Cavalier's 25-hour reef fish trip with 30 anglers, led by Capt. Sam Hardeman and 2nd Capt. Steve Baker, returned with 120 red snapper (2 day limit), 98 vermillion snapper, 1 lane snapper, 1 mangrove snapper, 5 king mackerel, 1 almaco jack, 4 little tunny, 2 ling, 5 scamp, and 3 rock hind.


Monday, June 5, 2017

The New Buccaneer and Capt Matt Smith returned with 184 red snapper (limit), 1 vermillion snapper, 6 lane snapper, 10 king mackerel, 1 jack crevalle, 4 blue runner and 1 lesser amberjack.


Saturday. June 3, 2017

The New Buccaneer and Capt Matt Smith returned with 196 red snapper (limit).2 vermillion snapper. 1 lane snapper, 1 blackfin tuna, and 1 shark.

The Cavalier and Capt Sam Hardeman returned with 158 red snapper (limit), 2 vermillion snapper, 1 king mackerel, 1 ling, and 6 shark.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Great trip on the New Buccaneer with Capt Matt Smith returned with 194 red snapper (limit), 102 vermillion snapper, 2 king mackerel, 3 ling, 2 dolphin, and 1 rock hind.

Meanwhile, the Cavalier with Capt Sam Hardeman returned with 164 red snapper (limit), 41 vermillion snapper, 7 lane snapper, 12 blue runner, and 99 spadefish.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

The first day of red snapper season was a huge success: The New Buccaneer with Capt. Matt Smith returned with 198 red snapper (boat limit), 347 vermillion snapper, 5 king mackerel, 1 scamp grouper and 3 ling. The Cavalier with Capt Sam Hardeman returned with 162 red snapper(boat limit), 2 lane snapper, 1 king mackerel, 1 rock hind grouper and 6 Atlantic sharpnose shark.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The New Buccaneer left 4.5 hour late waiting out the bad weather - but fishing was good! The trip returned with 311 Vermillion Snapper, 7 Lane Snapper, 3 Gray Snapper, 1 King Mackerel, 1 African Pompano, 360 Blackfin Tuna, 34 Yellowfin Tuna, 2 Creole Fish, 4 Scamp, 1 Warsaw Grouper, 5 Rockhind, and 9 Tomtate. 


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Capt Matt Smith on the 8-hour New Buccaneer trip hauled in 115 Vermillion Snapper, 15 Lane Snapper, 4 Blue Runner, 285 Spadefish, 1 Scamp and 21 Tomtates.

The afternoon Cavalier trip with Capt Sam Hardeman returned with a nice catch of Red Drum and Sharpnose Sharks.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

The New Buccaneer with Capt Matt Smith brought in a nice catch of 534 Vermillion Snapper, 4 Lane Snapper, 2 Gray Snapper, 3 King Mackerel, 1 Crevalle Jack, 15 Blue Runner, 1 Cobia, 2 Dolphin, 1 Spanish Hogfish, 1 Rock Hind, 3 Red Hind, 27 Tomtate, 1 Whitehead Porgy (Chocolate), and 1 Key West Porgy (Knobbed).

Meanwhile, the Cavalier with Capt Sam Hardeman had a good bay fishing trip with Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks and a Red Drum.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Recent trip on the New Buccaneer with Capt. Matt Smith brought in 433 Vermillion Snapper, 8 Lane Snapper, 1 Crevalle Jack, 9 Blue Runner, 1 African Pompano, 3 Barracuda, 1 Cobia, 4 Scamp, 2 Rock Hind, 2 Red Hind, 7 Red Porgy, 5 Whitebone Porgy (Chocolate). 3 Creole-Fish, and 1 Sand Tilefish. 


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

While we have missed the past several weekends due to poor weather, conditions were nice enough for the New Buccaneer with Capt Matt Smith and 48 anglers to make the 30-hour safari trip. The boat returned Tuesday afternoon with a great catch consisting of: 44 Yellowfin Tuna, 194 Blackfin Tuna, 555 Vermillion Snapper, 53 Scamp Grouper ( a larger number for scamp), 1 Barracuda.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Galveston Party Boats had the first ever 56-hour trip. With 24 anglers, the New Buccaneer brought back 43 Yellowfin Tuna, 403 Blackfin Tuna, and 238 Vermillion Snapper.  The trip also caught 25 Amberjack that were released due to season closure.


Saturday, April 22, 2107

12-hour trip with Capt. Matt Smith on the New Bucaneer with 99 friendly guests brought home 596 Vermillion Snapper, 17 Lane Snapper, 12 Blue Runner, 1 Scamp, 3 Rock Hind, 3 Red Hind. and 51 Tomtate. 


Friday, April 21, 2017

47 happy customers returned from the 30-hour trip fishing with Capt. Matt Smith and 2nd Capt, Sam Hardemann about 130 miles offshore, with catches of  341 Vermillion Snapper, 3 lb. Almaco Jack, 20 lb. Crevalle Jack, 310 Blackfin Tuna, 35 Yellowfin Tuna, 4 Great Barracuda, 6 Scamp Grouper, 35 lb. Warsaw Grouper, 7 Sharpnose Shark, 1 Spanish Flag, 5 lb. Skipjack Tuna.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

12-hour trip on the New Buccaneer with Capt. Matt Smith yielded 406 Vermillion Snapper, 46 Lane Snapper, 2 Gray Snapper, 1 King Mackerel, 19 Blue Runner, 1 African Pompano, 1 Squirrelfish, 1 Creole-fish, 1 Scamp, 2 Rock Hind, 3 Red Hind, 62 Tomtate, 1 Red Porgy, 4 Whitebone Porgy (Chocolate), 1 Blacktip Shark.


Friday, April 14, 2017

12-hour trip on the New Buccaneer with Capt. Matt Smith brought back 287 Vermllion Snapper, 1 Blackfin Snapper, 15 Lane Snapper, 1 Gray Snapper, 12 Blue Runner, 4 Little Tunny, 1 Cobia, 1 Scamp, 56 Tomtate, and 3 Whitebone Porgy (Chocolate).


Saturday, April 8, 2017

12-hour trip on the New Buccaneer with Capt. Garrett King yielded 589 Vermillion Snapper, 48 Lane Snapper, 2 Gray Snapper, 3 Almaco Jack, 1 Dolphin, 2 Squirrelfish, 4 Rock Hind, 5 Red Hind, 61 Tomtate, and 1 Whitebone Porgy (Chocolate).


Friday, April 7, 2017

12-hour trip with Capt. Matt Smith on the New Buccaneer came back with 452 Vermillion Snapper, 14 Lane Snapper, 2 Gray Snapper, 1 Cobia, 2 Scamp, 14 Rock Hind, 7 Red Hind and 22 Tomtate.


Friday, March 31, 2017

This 12 hour trip with Capt Matt Smith yielded238 Vermillion Snapper, 64 Tomtate, 1 Red Porgy, 2 Whitebone Porgy (Chocolate) and 3 Lane Snapper.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Great 30 hour safari trip with Capt Matt Smith and 2nd Capt Sam Hardeman: 33 yellowfin tuna, 141 blackfin tuna, 12 amberjack, 4 almaco jack, 270 vermillion snapper, 18 barracuda, 2 ling, 3 rock hind, 3 red hind.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

In the first 8 hour trip in some time, the New Buccaneer came in with: 168 vermillion snapper, 12 lane snapper, 21 angelfish, 1 scamp grouper, 14 tomtate.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

New Buccaneer 12 hour deep sea trip: 243 vermillion snapper, 15 lane snapper, 2 mangrove snapper, 1 amberjack, 2 bonito, 1 warsaw groupe,r 32 tomtate, 4 porgy.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

New Buccaneer 12 hour deep sea trip: 243 vermillion snapper, 15 lane snapper, 2 mangrove snapper, 1 amberjack, 2 bonito, 1 warsaw grouper, 32 tomtate, 4 porgy.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Today saw a great catch on the New Buccaneer 12 hour deep sea trip: 653 vermillion snapper, 5 lane snapper, 2 amberjack, 3 spadefish, 4 rock hind, 2 red hind, 3 tomtate, 4 porgy.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Twelve hour fishing trip aboard the New Buccaneer with Capt Matt Smith: 287 vermillion snapper, 15 lane snapper, 4 amberjack, 1 bigeye (toro), 2 rock hind, 9 tomtate.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

A good 12 hour trip today on the New Buccaneer with Capt. Matt Smith: 527 vermillion snapper, 1 lane snapper, 5 amberjack, 2 ling, 3 rock hind, 8 scamp grouper (all released).


Saturday, February 18, 2017

In the first trip offshore in 2017, Capt Garrett King and 92 anglers came in with: 300 vermillion snapper, 33 lane snapper, 3 amberjack, 3 squirrelfish, 5 pompano, 25 tomtate 3 porgy.