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Old 09-15-2009, 11:47 PM   #11
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from what you describe, could be a bull red ora jack, as others have guessed, but there is no reason to not think it was el charko either. i have caught plenty on top water, and a big one will make quick work of light tackle, without ever looking back. i'd bet my nickel it was the man in the grey suit.

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Old 09-16-2009, 01:01 AM   #12
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We saw a lady getting stripped at Bob Sikes the other night and right before she got spooled the beast jumped...It was a huge Manta..I got roped bad the a few weeks ago on the end with a live LY on bottom..It stripped almost all of my 30lb braid then wrapped around the pillar things..
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:12 AM   #13
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sunnh2o (9/15/2009)I'M THINKING MAYBE A SKIPJACK, OR THATS WHAT WE CALL EM. LONG SLINDER SILVER WITH BLACK STRIPE AND SHARPPPPPPPPP TEETH. HAVE LOST A FEW LURES TO THEM. THEY DO SEEM TO JUMP ALOT TOO.


I'm gonna go with skipjack also
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:33 AM   #14
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big jack see them all the time off the sound side of johnnson beach caugh one about 20 lbs last year it was a hell of a fight on 5600 liveliner with 50lb power pro on a 3or4 in pin fish it is great when u get spooled it keeps u coming back to try agian that iswhat fishing is all a bout :bowdown
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:05 AM   #15
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I'll vote for a big Cravalle Jack as well. A couple buddies and I had the same thing happen twice in a row in Escambia bay a month back. A trick I was taught a while back to slow down a big fish is to turn the rod horizontal and pressure the fish sideways instead of with the rod pointed up. It gives you more leverage and more chance of turning a big fish.



Let us know if you try for a rematch anytime soon,

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Old 09-16-2009, 12:13 PM   #16
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Drew Mixon (9/15/2009)from what you describe, could be a bull red ora jack, as others have guessed, but there is no reason to not think it was el charko either. i have caught plenty on top water, and a big one will make quick work of light tackle, without ever looking back. i'd bet my nickel it was the man in the grey suit.

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I was going to say the same thing. I've seen sharks caught on top water plugs. 30lb line should have been able to woop any red or even a jack in my opinion.

Was there any fray in the line when you reeled it back in?
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:57 PM   #17
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It gives you more leverage and more chance of turning a big fish.


used by people down where I am from to turn a big snook or poon. the down and dirty as it is playfully referred too...
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:05 PM   #18
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It gives you more leverage and more chance of turning a big fish.
used by people down where I am from to turn a big snook or poon. the down and dirty as it is playfully referred too...
ive always heard of "down n dirty" as a offshore fish fighting straight down from the boat
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:34 PM   #19
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no friends, it was these guys, again...

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Old 09-16-2009, 11:24 PM   #20
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ive always heard of "down n dirty" as a offshore fish fighting straight down from the boat


that makes sense too.. I am sure it is used as a term for many things!
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