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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:23 pm 
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These were a few off my phone, have some better ones off my wifes camera. Think our count was between 350&400 traps picked up. Thanks to Shiggs for organizing, think we had around 13
airboats. Spectactular, Myronja, WoodYa, Rbjscott, Shiggs and my boat are in these pics.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:25 pm 
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O and Dango standing on the bank wanting a ride!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:37 pm 
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I think that's great that folk's dedicate their time to help on clean up.
It's a lot of work. I should know b/c I do enviromental clean-up too.
We clean up polychlorinatedbiphynals contanimated soil from tranformer's, regulator's,capaicitors,
reclosers,oil switches,light ballasts,etc etc. kind of a different deal there. but
still a lot of work.

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it was a lot of fun, last i heared we brough in 407 traps, 11 airboat, i could be wrong but i think they said there was only 2 or 3 other boats.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:34 pm 
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haha, i had a ride, just not my own boat, but might have my motor sold to get a 383. i like how stuff can run great on the trailer, but soon as i gets in the water it runs like s--t

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:26 pm 
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Great job guys!!! We didnt find many at POC, but we were in the lead for most with 18 that I could find by ourselves... until right after noon a guy brought in 28, but I think thats the way it was period we managed to represent TAA as "second" place most traps... I saw one other airboat leave the feed at lunch but never saw him out there. We covered a lot of ground, to my way of thinking anyway, we ran nonstop basically looking and getting from about 730 or so until 1130. About 35 gallons of fuel.

Wife took lots of pictures for an article we hope. Amazing how many crabs can be in a trap.

Looks like the freeze did some damage too unfortunately.

I did not make it to Seadrift but I HOPE there were airboats down there, we ran halfway there and back. But all the airboats you see during duck season at POC it was upsetting to see 2 total working on this.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:29 pm 
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nice work..

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:57 pm 
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Good work TAA coastal folks ! Awesome effort and thank ya'll !
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:03 am 
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Brotherbob wrote:
Good work TAA coastal folks ! Awesome effort and thank ya'll !
Nothing wrong with good press!
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Thanks Also Guys for all the work :!:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Ya'll did way better than all of us down here I only seen 5 traps come in the crabbers down here did a good job picking up thier pots only 4 people sign up for it two where out of state and two from here that was at 8:20 but the fog was thick at times. I put in at 9:30 and ran every where I have seen pots sitting burned 18 gallons of outboard gas and never seen a trap only seen one airboat and he was fishing south of the cause way. tpwd did not do a fly over to spot traps like they have in the past. I still have the rest of the week to work on it. The Trinity Bay team did great and Jeff also congrats to all. :texas:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:03 pm 
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I would suspect a major pop center like Houston, is why Trinity has so many....

I was glad not to see tons... I know that we used about 35 gallons of fuel up not that it matters.

The funniest part of the day, was after lunch... around 130 we were going out to fish a bit since its a 3 hour drive one way, may as well have some fun. It got so thick fog that I had to slow down and turn on ALL my lights and it was like running where you couldn't see 100 feet in front of you..... wow.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:13 pm 
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We had a great turnout! I really want to thank all the guys/gals that came out to volunteer their time and their boats. I think we far exceeded expectations on both support and the amount of traps collected. Despite the fog that didn't lift until the event was almost over, the airboat crews persisted on to gather a record amount of traps. I overheard one of the Galveston Bay folks say that our area had the most traps from what they had heard so far.

Thanks to Jason Allen of Lone Star Boat Works, who donated gift cards to provide to the lucky winners at our drawing!

After the cleanup the Galveston Bay Girls wanted to go for an airboat ride, so we loaded them up and took them for a spin. They were all smiles and extremely appreciative of our support.

I got to meet some great folks and I thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship afterwards. Thanks again to all--It was great to meet you guys!

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OUTSTANDING!!! Good job Coastal guys!!! :thumbleft:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:15 pm 
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Thanks too for folks that are not nearly coastal but choose to drive a number of hours once a year to make this a success. And now it has a start as a great show of how well TAA folks work with TPW on issues.


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TPW was very thankfull of all our efforts. We all had a great time. Thanks to the folks that cooked and served up the great lunch, it was awesome. Just had back surgery and at home now. Maybe it was pulling on somebody's tractor...What do you think Shiggs???? :violent1: Thanks to those that took the great pic's also :D :D. Ended the day with some skeet shooting and felowship at the camphouse. Hopefully in another week I will be back on the water. Shiggs offer still stands on those hogs, come out anytime :thumbleft:

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:lol: next time i see him on the tractor i am turning around and going back home.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:43 pm 
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Ya, Harry did brake the visitors in a little ruff. What's the word on the motor? I have an extra fuel pump if you want to try it on your motor.
I still think it's a fuel issue. But I been wrong once are twice :lol:

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specktackler wrote:
TPW was very thankfull of all our efforts. We all had a great time. Thanks to the folks that cooked and served up the great lunch, it was awesome. Just had back surgery and at home now. Maybe it was pulling on somebody's tractor...What do you think Shiggs???? :violent1: Thanks to those that took the great pic's also :D :D. Ended the day with some skeet shooting and felowship at the camphouse. Hopefully in another week I will be back on the water. Shiggs offer still stands on those hogs, come out anytime :thumbleft:


Hope you are doing ok. We really had a great time hanging out with you guys, including the tractor unsticking adventure. :D I hope to take you up on your offer soon, my brother-in-law wants to come back down and check out the available camp sites. He wanted to drive back this weekend and meet up with you guys again, but I had to work. Next time we will bring some clays and stay and shoot with yall.

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:lol: next time i see him on the tractor i am turning around and going back home.

:lol: Too Funny!

I have an extra fuel pump that you can try out on your rig if you need it. Just let me know.

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hey shiggs, i bought a new guage yesterday, that i am going to try today after work,

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2012 Crab Trap cleanup
I have a ideal for next year maybe we could have a couple of the big name crabber guys there to buy the good traps for say $5-10 each, then put that money back into gas for the boats or trees for the parks. I know some of the ones we found were worth the money.

WIN-WIN for all.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:24 pm 
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2012 Crab Trap cleanup
I have a ideal for next year maybe we could have a couple of the big name crabber guys there to buy the good traps for say $5-10 each, then put that money back into gas for the boats or trees for the parks. I know some of the ones we found were worth the money.

WIN-WIN for all.


We wondered exactly the same thing.. some of these traps were basically brand new... I'd think they have to cost a lot of money, shaped, heavy wire, coated well etc.... plus rope and a float...

I don't see why you couldn't sell em back.

And IMHO, the ones we found that had just been baited... were not abandonded so to speak, just forgot to get em out or didn't care...

Seems like a waste to flatten em....

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:45 pm 
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I actually asked a crabber not that long ago about their license and what kinda cost they had in each trap. Most crabbers have more than one license and allowed 200 traps per a license. The average material cost of one trap is $25. I was also told the yellow wire seems to attrached more crabs but only last 8-10 months on average. The black wire will last a little longer. This may all be BS but came from a local Rockport crabber.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:28 pm 
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That means that all the black and yellow traps we picked up are probably only a year to two old max. Wow.


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Great photos and Steve Higgs deserves super congrats for all his continued hard efforts :salute: :salute: :salute: :texas:
It's great to see airboaters pulling together to help the environment as well as show the conservation side of airboaters.
thanks!
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