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Old 07-18-2008, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default sailfish hooked off the beach!!!!!!

my brother and i have an inflatable raft we take out off the beach that we catch hardtails and float them on balloons for kings but today we were off johnson's beach and were in a big bait school trying to catch bait when somthin slaaaammmed my gotcha lure!! :hoppingmad:hoppingmad it was 40ft away from the raft and we were in 25ft of water and it jumped so i saw half of the fish bill and sail, but then it took off and my bait pole with 10lb test wasnt really a match......to bad it didnt hit the hardtail on the pole with 360yrds of 30#:banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead:b anghead:banghead....sory no pics but we were on a raft for God sakes!! about an hour later we had a king sky on a spanish we had out for bait and bit through 60# leader looked to be a 40-50# class fish....people on shore thought it was a shark that jumped so it had some size to him so we went home with no fish:reallycrying:reallycrying:reallycrying:really crying but a good story!
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
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Too bad you didnt hook him on the other rod. Saw one freejumping IN the pass about a month ago.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:36 PM   #3
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That is crazy! I was out at Johnson Beach last week and saw a huge billfish jump out of the water about 300-400 yds out, I couldnt believe my eyes, I was not sure what it was, but I guess they frequent that area.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:02 PM   #4
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Default RE: sailfish hooked off the beach!!!!!!

Wasn't sure if it was true but , a buddy of mine Fishing on a Kayak said he saw a Blue thrashing about a few hundred yards off the beach one day at Johnson's Beach ... a Sheriff's Deputy on the beach claimed to have seen it too , so maybe it is a good place for them ?? ... haven't heard of this around here much , and I've been here a LONG time !! ... BTW , this allegedly happened a few Summers ago ... the only logic I had for it was maybe somebody fought that fish for awhile , then released it and it was disoriented ?? ... anyone else heard anything like this before ?? :doh
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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sounds like alot of gas is being wasted heading out looking for bills when they are in the backyard......
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:28 PM   #6
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Default RE: sailfish hooked off the beach!!!!!!

i've seen sails free jumping within 5 miles of the beach a couple different times. I've also seen 7 sails during the past 10 years cruising the bar during cobia season. There was a post on here a few years ago from a member who caught a sail on a fly line while snapper fishing a few miles off the beach.

I believe theres been a few caught off the local piers
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:30 PM   #7
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ive seen 1 sailfish caught in the pass about 10 12 years ago dude was freelining alive cig. it was small though about 30 40 pounds.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:40 AM   #8
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Default RE: sailfish hooked off the beach!!!!!!

i was down there free lining a hardtail and a 30-35 pound king took it and swam up to about 15 yds away from me skyed and spit it
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:28 PM   #9
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Blake Nall (8/15/2008)i was down there free lining a hardtail and a 30-35 pound king took it and swam up to about 15 yds away from me skyed and spit it


blake stop telling these bs stories.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:22 PM   #10
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Default RE: sailfish hooked off the beach!!!!!!

About 3 weeks back a buddy & me were king fishing from our kayaks about a mile off the shore just E of Portofino on the Gulf side,



when a nice sized sailfish jumped about 50 yards in front of him...never got a hook in him, or ever saw him again, but nonetheless a cool



sight to see..
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