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Old 06-16-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default 6/16/08 Portofino!!!

Got a little past Portofino around 12 and stayed till around 5:30. Had a nice soft breeze out of the south that slowly turned pretty strong by the end of the day. The water was fairly calm for most of the day. No jellyfish by the way...



Started off trying to sight fish for a pompano or two with a pink jig, but only saw one and after about 30 minutes I quit that venture. Ate a sandwich and went back out with a MirrOlure suspending MirrOminnow and proceeded to catch probably 30 small jacks and ladyfish. The jacks were all under a foot by a good bit, but were tons of fun on my light 7' rod and 2500 Stradic. It was amazing to see a school of hundreds of tiny jacks come swimming right around you. As the wind picked up I switched to a Gotcha and then to a gold spoon and caught fish on both. I could've thrown out my sunscreen bottle and they wold have hit it. All I had to do was cast out whatever I was using and reel in as fast as I could. I spent a total of about 4 hours catching jacks and ladyfish and can't remember a better time I've had fishing. I even had a double hookup on the MirrOlure.



Overall I caught tons of fish. Trash fish, but they were still a blast. My shoulers are already sore form all the casting and speed reeling. I'm still waiting for the time I go and the big jacks are out there. One day......
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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Default RE: 6/16/08 Portofino!!!

great report and sounds like a lot of fun.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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Default RE: 6/16/08 Portofino!!!

I forgot to mention I picked up some Ultracast Invisibraid(or something like that) on the way and spooled it up at the beach. I read what Eric and Brant said about it so figured it'd be worth a shot. Talk about amazing casting distance! I spooled all 125 yds and the line flew off the spool as smooth as butter. No problems whatsoever and I was fishing nonstop for 4+ hours and catching dozens of fish. So far I love it.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:22 AM   #4
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Default RE: 6/16/08 Portofino!!!

Hey Ruby Red, what pound test ultracast? I will be down next week using artificials. I bass fish alot on pickwick lake and the "Bear Creek" lakes in NW Alabama. This will be my first time throwing artificials on the coast. Only have used live bait. Anyway will post here my results. BamaMedic
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:12 PM   #5
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I used 15 lb. test. It worked great for what I was using it for. Time will tell how I like it for when I'm fishing at a little slower pace. Normally the line spools unevenly and you get tangles. But for yesterday it was awesome.
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