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Old 10-16-2011, 08:32 AM   #1
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Default First trip on the Topaz "Lite Catch"!!

Tobbe, WayneO, Rich (reelcrazy), Carlton and myself headed out Sat. morning for the first trip on the Topaz i have been working on for 2.5 months. The Topaz started out to be slow and the port engine wanted to get too hot. I almost called the trip at the pass. Made a few "adjustments" and the engines seemed to run a little better so we pressed on. We got to the area around 8:45 and put lines in. Not 4 min. later we have a strike on the downrigger!! Wahoo on!!!!!! Boated him and high fives all around!! A little later BAM! a dolphin in the boat! Then another dolphin in the boat!! Just when we think we can catch our breath the port rigger goes off and brother let me tell you she went off!! Carlton jumps on the rod and we then realize,,,,,,,,,,,,,BLUE MARLIN!!!!!!!!!!!! And she is angry!! What a show!! This turns out to be a 4 or 5 year quest Carlton has been on to catch a bill fish. Well we got him not only a bill fish but a BLUE one baby!! Fish gets a few pictures and a nice healthy release. We figure around 150 pounds. Now we are really trying to catch our breath!!!!! We fire up the Big (med.) Green Egg and start cooking some fresh yellow fin WayneO brought. Wow was that good! The pork loins go on after the tuna and they turned out great also! Just finished eating and the Down rigger goes off again! Wahoo!! Tobbe is on the fish. She gets the wahoo along side and WayneO puts the gaff to it. #2 wahoo in the boat. Troll a little longer and the bite has turned off. We clear lines and head to a bottom spot. Grab 2 red grouper and 2 triggers and head on in to Ft. Mc Ree to see the shark fishers. Good seeing you sharkers. On a side note the Topaz ran so good on the way in we thought we had repowered it. It was like flipping a switch and suddenly it is running like a champ! Maybe she just wanted to fish!!
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:35 AM   #2
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Helluva report, way to break her in.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:36 AM   #3
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More pic's!
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I forgot Carlton's dolphin!
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:01 AM   #5
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Congratulations! Enjoy the Topaz
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:12 AM   #6
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Nice report, im jealous.
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awesome trip scott. congrats on the whole thing, from the boat to a good trip!
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My goodness, what a great first trip on the new boat. All the money and hard work paid off.

Congrats, that is awesome!!!!!!
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:40 AM   #9
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Oh i almost forgot! Ya'll have got to see the down rigger weight!!!! This is what you use when you forget the cannon ball weight!! This was so good we had to get a shot of it!!
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:54 AM   #10
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Nice hoo!
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