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Old 06-11-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default Elbow Trolling Fri 6/10 solo wahoo & YFT

Continued my quest for a solo billfish Friday. Hilton's showed a large temp break near the Elbow. It turned out to be a great looking rip, blue on one side and yuck on the other. I really thought today was the day for the solo billfish, alas it was not to be, but I did catch a solid wahoo and a nice YFT as well as lots of small dolphin off the rip. Interesting site seeing me try to clear seven lines, fight, wire, video and gaff fish!! Glad no one was watching!! No pics as I was videoing in hopes of catching a billfish, video is very short, just showing fish.

short video of end results


This rip went on for 3-5 miles just like this


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Old 06-11-2011, 06:20 PM   #2
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I'm sure you won't be eating by yourself!! That's awesome man!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
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Outstanding report Robert. Call next time. I'll ride with ya'...
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Nice fish. VERY DANGEROUS going by yourself!!!!! I'm sure somebody would jump all over a ride with you.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:53 AM   #5
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No need to go by yourself, I would take a ride with you!!! My favorite boat of all time...thats impressive to drive, catch, and land the fish all by yourself. Congrats on the catch.
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That's what I would call a brass pair fishing. The risk of loosing some serious change on braid with seven rods out compared to the excitement of doing it all and getting the fish to the boat or in it. My hat's off to you.
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Reality is, it is dangerous by yourself, I have been doing it for years and have kept up with all the latest safety equipment. Namely, I wear a Autotether (wireless kill switch), keep a pocket sized PLB (Mcmurdo 210) in my pocket at all times, while running I wear a inflatable life jacket. Yellowfin has a super cool "hidden" boarding latter on the stern that pops out of the hull in the event of an unexpected tumble in! I take an Iridium satellite phone and text my wife just about every hour and every time I catch a fish, I also leave an extensively detailed float plan with my wife with all the details of my trip and how and who to contact in the event of a problem, boat also has life raft, well stocked ditch bag and medical kit with cool anti coagulant bleeding packs, specialty cutting pliers to cut hooks that wind up in the body, in addition to the pocket sized PLB I have a mounted EPIRB in the console and believe it or not two more PLBs in the ditch bag etc... also a must, boat has a good autopilot (extra deck hand!)

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Reality is, it is dangerous by yourself, I have been doing it for years and have kept up with all the latest safety equipment. Namely, I wear a Autotether (wireless kill switch), keep a pocket sized PLB (Mcmurdo 210) in my pocket at all times, while running I wear a inflatable life jacket. Yellowfin has a super cool "hidden" boarding latter on the stern that pops out of the hull in the event of an unexpected tumble in! I take an Iridium satellite phone and text my wife just about every hour and every time I catch a fish, I also leave an extensively detailed float plan with my wife with all the details of my trip and how and who to contact in the event of a problem, boat also has life raft, well stocked ditch bag and medical kit with cool anti coagulant bleeding packs, specialty cutting pliers to cut hooks that wind up in the body, in addition to the pocket sized PLB I have a mounted EPIRB in the console and believe it or not two more PLBs in the ditch bag etc... also a must, boat has a good autopilot (extra deck hand!)

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Man you really have your stuff together!! Good on you. Great report!!!
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nice work!!!!!!!!
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What did you do, go by yourself? Great catch anyway.....
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