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Old 10-07-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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Went fishing yesterday on the Instigator. Traveled to the Maersk Developer oil platform, 110 miles south/southwest of Destin. Caught some nice yellowfin and blackfin tuna. The highlight of the trip was something that I have never seen in almost 25 years of fishing the northern Gulf of Mexico. A pod of around 5 orcas that paid us a visit for about 10 minutes. They swam within feet of the boat. Thats the first time I have seen orcas in the wild. Great time was had with good people.
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:01 PM   #2
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:01 PM   #3
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:06 PM   #4
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Nice report and fantastic pics!
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Cool!!!
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nice tuna and awesome pics
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So awesome, nice work guys!
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WOW thats crazy to see orcas. never would have thought....
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Great report and fantastic photos.

Orcas go everywhere. I've seen them off the coast of Africa but never in the Gulf. The photos of the flying fish are the ones I really like. Reminds me of a photo that I saw recently of two YFT in the air at once and one has a flying fish, whose fins are still extended, caught by the tail.

What camera were you using?
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Awesome!! Always wanted to see gulf orcas
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