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Old 11-13-2016, 01:54 PM   #1
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Ventured out Thursday afternoon out of Ft Morgan looking for the elusive YFT and was not disappointed. Stopped at Marlin rig on the way and tried to jig up some BFT as bait, nothing doing. Stayed there about 30 min and continued on to the Proteus. Arrived to clear water, full of flying fish. The drill ship had it's thrusters on full blast because she was throwing some 8-10' swells on one side. It was a long slow nite for YFT and as usual we could have sunk the boat with BFT's. The YFT bite was slow thru the nite and just before dawn we caught this slob. Took a bit over an hour to get him to the boat and it wasn't till he hit the deck that we realized we had a Big Eye. Well after high fives all round, we started trolling and hooked up with several schoolie sized YFT's. Heard on the radio that at least one boat there caught some 100# plus YFT. Our Big Eye weighed in at 161lbs. Another good trip to the Proteus. Tight Lines.

Additional info: The Big Eye was caught on the chunk with a weighted line at about 300'.
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Nice! Good job
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:09 PM   #3
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very nice
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If you Google "sore back", that picture pops up.

Congrats on a fine fish.
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Nice catch, good work. Thank you for the report...
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You have had some good fishing this year out there.
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That's an impressive fish. Nice job !
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Wow!!!!
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DAMN, awesome job capt!
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