It’s Show Time!

John Cochrane
It’s Show Time!

Winter is a tough time of year for bluewater fishermen. Cold fronts keep the winds blowing, the temperature cold and the seas rough. Many of us are thinking more about ducks and bucks than marlin and tuna. However, if you have the ability to go when a weather window allows, the fishing can be outstanding. Yellowfin Tuna are concentrated around the deepwater platforms like Boomvang and Nansen. The latest report from the Thanksgiving Holiday was a solid tuna bite going on for those who could get out. Remember to watch those cold frontsthey can really ruin your day! In the next few months big wahoo start showing up at the deepwater rocks near Flower Gardens and many will average well over fifty pounds. Anglers watching the weather can run out near the Gardens and fish the rocks, but you have to be able to go when there's a "window" of good weather, in between nasty low pressure systems and cold fronts. It's a quick trip out and back, but the action can be fast and furious. Look for a wahoo report in the next few issues.

The holiday season is upon us and we hope everyone has good reason to celebrate. We are looking forward to a prosperous 2010 and hope you feel the same way. A new decade! With the New Year also comes "show time."
Boat Shows, Fishing Shows, Hunting Shows all kinds of outdoor shows around the state. It's great to see all the new stuff and latest innovations. This is the time of year we start dreaming about warmer weather and enjoy visiting with our old fishing buddies we haven't seen since summer. For us the Houston Boat Show is a tradition that brings back fond memories of when we were kids. We always loved going to the boat show with our dads and seeing all the new stuff. It's a great place to check out the latest boats, equipment and accessories as well as lots of other exhibits. Many exhibitors offer Boat Show Specials, discounts and incentives on boats, as well as many other accessories and equipment. One of the most important aspects of a boat show is the ability for the prospective boat buyer to compare similar manufacturer's products side by side in one location, something that would take you weeks to do otherwise. Another advantage in attending a boat show is that you can usually talk directly to factory representatives, boat builders, engine experts and other specialists. If you have technical questions about certain things, this is a great place to get the right answers, all under the same roof! Take advantage of this great opportunity to check out the latest tackle or book a fishing trip. Need advice? All the best guides are there and ready to answer your questions. Oh yeah. and don't forget to pick up some beef jerky! Here are some of the upcoming shows.

Texas Fishing Hunting and Outdoors Show
Arlington Convention Center Jan 7-10

Houston International Boat Show
Reliant Center Jan 8-17

Austin Boat Show
Austin Convention Center Jan 14-17

Corpus Christi Boat Show
American Bank Convention Center Jan 22-24

San Antonio Boat Show
Alamodome Jan 28-31

Dallas International Boat Show
Dallas Market Hall Feb 5-14

Be sure to come by the Houston Boat Show and see us at the Tops-N-Towers booth at Reliant Center, January 817. We always have lots of great pictures and love hearing and talking about the latest fishing news. You can also stop by and visit us in Seabrook at our Fox Yacht Sales - Seabrook Office and Tops-N-Towers on Nasa Parkway. At Fox we have an extensive inventory of brokerage boats and we are the exclusive Texas dealer for CABO Yachts. We specialize in sportfishing boats and motor yachts. Come by and get a great deal on your next boat. For more information check out our website or you can contact John Cochrane at [email protected].