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Old 05-30-2016, 02:27 PM   #1
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It was a great day on the water! We got to the launch by 5:00 AM and headed out to where the blue water had pushed in close (see LOOKS EPIC on the forum). We set our spread and headed east. Immediately, the starboard flat line goes to screaming! It has been a year since I have heard that beautiful sound ! We jump on it hoping it is a Wahoo, but in reality it turns out to be one of the biggest Bonita's I have ever seen! Looked like a good size BFT. Well we reset and continue our course for the next (2) hours...nothing .

We decide that we are going to change directions and head back west to where one of our friends had a decent trip in about 190-250ft of water. No major weeds, no flyers, no busting fish around bait, but what the heck, it's called fishing. We continue on and wham, this scream turns out to be a nice 25lb wahoo ! Head shot after 15 minutes and dinner is on ice! Thirty minutes later, and WHAM, the starboard long rigger line begins to SCREAM and the dumping of a 50W begins. Nice long run and I buckle my youngest son into the belt and the fight is on!! . Thirty minutes later, he taps out and my next oldest son locks in and begins the process of getting the fish to the boat. Everybody thought it was a BIG Wahoo, but I had a little bit different perspective since I was helping with the rod. Ten minutes later, we see the color and the sickles in the cobalt blue water and yes it is my kids FIRST Yellowfin Tuna! A few minutes later, a well placed head shot and now 2 out of 3 fine eating fish are on ice. Need a BIG Mahi to round out the menu. However, the deep did not yield any more fine Pelagics and nothing was caught trolling the rest of the day, but not complaining.

Getting to the Snapper grounds, we catch our fair share of 14" snapper which were sent back to Davey Jones Locker, only to be consumed buy the Dolphin Cruise enthusiast!! We place one legal one in the boat, three (3) Kings on a drift line and off to home base we travel since the weather began to blow up and we had been on the water for 12 hours.

No complaints though, great day on the water with my two youngest boys and good friends, memories made, pictures taken, stories told and planning of the next trip into Blue Water was mentioned by all!!! This is why we fish and if you have kids, get them off the couch and on the boat!! You will never, ever regret it!!!
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:16 AM   #2
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Very nice, great day on the water.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:48 PM   #3
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Great job guys !
Thru the Pass !
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:11 PM   #4
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Ben said y'all had a good day! Great pics!
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:28 PM   #5
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Congrats sounds like ya'll had a blast and looks like your going to need a bigger grill!
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