Views of the Neighborhood – Deep Sea Round-Up

Deep Sea Round-up

 

The Deep Sea Round-Up is an annual fishing tournament held in Port Aransas and benefits scholarships for students and community youth activities. It is the 83rd annual

Deep Sea Round-up

Of course, you need a T-shirt.

And a goofy picture.

The main stage with all the sponsors listed.

The neighborhood pirate ship.

Here is the leaderboard where the leading catches are recorded.

For Dan Antion, a crane used to replace floating docks.

When you come in from fishing, volunteers greet your boat.

They take your fish.

And weigh them. (This is a catfish)

And a trout.

Then your fish is put on the measuring board.

Where it is straightened out and measured.

Then the girth is measured with a tape.

Some kingfish being weighed.

A red snapper being weighed.

Then your fish are brought back to you.

A bucket of red snapper. I hope you enjoyed the view.

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  1. Those were some good-sized fish. Great pictures, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Some were pretty big for sure. The king fish especially. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  2. Interesting to see a “day in the life” of that part of the tournament, John. it’s been going for 83 years? Wow. The poster is beautiful. I’m delighted to see the pirate ship is still afloat. 😀 Sunday hugs!

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    1. The ship is plying the waterways here. Super Sunday to you. Hugs.

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  3. Looks like there’s pretty good fishing at your part of the Gulf. I’m always impressed by the community spirit around these events. And it looks like you had a great day. Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. It was a perfect day for the event.:-D

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  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    What a great event! Everyone is happy and the sun is shining. A glorious day and Goofy (and his pirate) make it perfect. 😀

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you, Gwen. It was a beautiful day for sure.

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  5. It’s great to see the photos. I listen to an outdoors show on radio that’s devoted to hunting and fishing, and a lot of the guides from up and down the coast call in to talk about catches, conditions, and so on. I heard them updating this leader board at one point — such fun to see it, and to recognize one boat name. They’re great events. I went to the Poco Bueno in Port O’Connor one year, and had a blast. Thanks for adding some visuals from this one!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience, Linda. The fisher folks seem to enjoy this one. It is a three day event with lots of social activities.

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  6. It’s so great to see all of the smiling faces…well, except for the fish. I’m loving the pirate ship! Happy Sunday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Sunday to you as well.

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  7. Looks like a lot of fun. Curious to know what kind of shark was caught. Seems oddly vague just to have ‘shark’ on the list.

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    1. Yes, I agree. I think they lump them into one so that there are not too many categories. There would be a lot of shark taken if they broke them out. (my guess)

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  8. The process whereby they prep fish has always fascinated me, seeing as how it becomes a project when I undertake it, lol.

    And it’s nice to see your goofy side . . .:)

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    1. Thanks Marc. I have an obsession with sticking my head in those photo things. 😀

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      1. There are worse obsessions one might have . . .

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      2. I suppose. Never found one with teeth yet.

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  9. Love the pirate ship. I want one. 🙂

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    1. $1.2 Mil and she’s yours.

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  10. What an awesome event to share! I love the pirate ship and goofy picture. 🙂 But, that bucket of Red Snapper made my mouth water. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know right. They werwe plump good lookers.

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  11. Great tour, John. Since fish and I don’t mix well, I’d sooner see this pictorial tour than be there in person. Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Thank you, John.

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  12. I’ve never entered a tournament, but do love to fish! Great pics, John. Looks like a fantastic way to spend a weekend 🙂

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    1. Lots of beer too.

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      1. Even better 😊

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  13. I enjoyed this one a lot, John! Just seeing those BIG fish reminds me of Gulfport. Was that a flounder in your first measuring board photo? And that pirate ship — wow and arrr!!!

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    1. That was not a flounder. I missed the flounder photo opportunity. I don’t know what kind it was.

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  14. wow, you are over-active lol and all those fishes, I love them…to eat 😂

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    1. Yes me too. 😀

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  15. Time for a fish fry.

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    1. Yes indeed. Of course, those snappers should be grilled or sauteed in butter.

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  16. Vey cool.I have never been deep sea fishing, but spent over twenty years bay fishing. I still remember those times with fondness.

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    1. The bay fishing tournament is coming up. (Yes we are lucky enough to have both.)

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  17. What a great event, John. Seems like most everyone rallies to support a good cause and have fun. Besides the big fish, I really love the pirate ship. I mean really. 🙂

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    1. It is a lot of fun especially when it fires its cannon.

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      1. Oooo! 😀

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      2. I know right?

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      3. Yup! 🙂

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  18. Looks like a fun time – maybe not for the fish. Loved the pirate ship!

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    1. I think the fish had a bad day. The ship is fun

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  19. First time I’ve seen a red snapper. Now I know where they got their name. 🙂

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    1. Yes. Delicious too.

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  20. My father just returned from Pelican Alaska. The fishing was wonderful or so I’ve heard. Nothing better than a day at sea, or fishing. Love the pirate ship!

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    1. Thank you, audrey. The ship is fun.

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  21. It looks like a fun time, and all for a worthy cause.

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    1. So true. Thanks.

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  22. Ah, every neighborhood kid would love to have a Pirate Ship! That one is really neat.

    What a neat tradition you have going on there. That’s a nice variety of fish, and some are pretty big!

    Did you happen to see the biggest of the day brought in? I wonder what it was and how big it was now?

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    1. I’m not sure the winning fish. The grand Champion caught a 39 pound Ling. but I don’t think that was the biggest. The Marlin are caught and released.

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      1. Those Marlins are neat! Thanks for the follow up John!

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