Fixed rig vs. drill ship? - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Blue Water Fishing > Blue Water Fishing - General Q & A

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Bite Me Baby
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-01-2017, 12:15 PM   #1
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 40
Default Fixed rig vs. drill ship?

So the seas look promising for an offshore trip this coming weekend. Leaving out of Destin my range is limited to Petronius, Ram Powell, or Marlin. I noticed there is a drill ship “Blackhawk” in the area also. For all you experienced rig fisherman, out of these different spots to choose from, how do yo know which one to go to and if the action isn’t happening how do you know to move or should you wait on the bite? Thanks in advance from a newbie to offshore angling.
NKlamerus likes this.
Bite Me Baby is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-01-2017, 01:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 352
Default

Reading the multiple recent reports from the area, marlin has divers at it til mid november so cant get close to it. But ive heard the drillships have been pretty decent. I would go ram powell or drillship and just work your way back.
Keithcooking is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2017, 03:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
Snapper
 
Lady J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Foley, AL
Posts: 494
Default

Recommend the DS Ocean Blackhawk which is located approx 4 miles NE of Horn Mountain oil platform. Anytime you have a DS in close proximity to an oil platform, you have the best of both worlds. No matter which location you fish, always fish the up current side. Tight Lines!
__________________
Michael
2012 Cape Horn
31xs w/twin F300's
"Southern Xposure"

2008 SeaChaser 2400 OffShore w/300hp eTec (Lady J)
1998 World Cat 246sf w/twin 150hp Zukes (Altered States)
Lady J is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-05-2017, 06:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
countryjwh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: mobile, al
Posts: 2,986
Default

Proteus and Blackhawk was dead for us and most other boats out there last night.
__________________
My phone sucks... expect misspelled words and bad punctuation!!!!
countryjwh is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.