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Old 09-02-2008, 04:58 PM   #81
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Your not pulling any redin the 20 lb classout of structure or bridge pilings with 10 lb power pro, just not happening.
How about these that I know personally that they caught them on 10 lb power pro at 3 mile. I don't use braid personally, but I have fished with lighttackle2fun on numerous occasions and watched him catch plenty of bull reds on 10 lb power pro.Here are some pics that I have of reds they have caught off my boat with 10 lb braid.





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Old 09-03-2008, 09:19 PM   #82
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wrightackle (8/25/2008)I don't think lil skeet eversaid where he was fishing. It seems like everyone assumed he was fishing three mile. I don't understand the uproar his post caused. If you are into a lot of fish why not gear up so you can catch a bunch rather than fight one a long time. Same goes for catching big jacks in the bay. The fun is the blowup on your bait. The kind of tackle he is using would let you catch 10-15 a morning rather than fighting one for thirty minutes. If you were catching tarponthat would be different. You don't hook them too often so you would want to stretch the fight out.
"Why would you want to stretch the fight out?" Now I know I'm very new to fishing and I could be in the wrong, but I thought the fun of fishing was the fight? I guess didn't realize a long fight was a bad thing; I'll have to go to the store tomorrow and get some anchor line to fish with because apparently I've been doing it all wrong with my 12# line.

I've never been lucky enough to hook into a tarpon, but I think it would be much better to lose a tarpon after a long and fun fight than basically dragging a tired and beaten fish to the boat on a crazy thick line. I know its been said before in this tread but if this guy's goal is to catch 23 reds a day or whatever crazy numbers he was throwing out there, he should put the fishing pole down and invest in some dynamite; it would fit his "fishing" style better.
ive never hooked one either but im almost positive that id rather catch the fish than fight it for a long time and lose it... and reguardless of whether he uses 80 or 12 im sure it is still a fight....
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:29 PM   #83
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Where are you guys fishing on three mile? Right up within ten feet of the bridge, or out a ways? Using dead bait? I might have to go out there myself.
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