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Old 09-03-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Just took delivery of a sweet new Sea Vee 390 IPS, the FN PAIR-A-DICE and had to try out her blue water fish raising skills yesterday. Co-Captain Allen along with crew with crew Greg and Tim departed Destin Pass at o dark thirty headed south to the Spur. Spotted a shrimper about 15 miles north of the spur and decided to put in the lines. As soon as we did we ran by a bait ball and pow, we are on. Reel is smoking and then Sh!T, it comes unbuttoned. As we are clearing the lines a Wahoo comes up an punds the left flat line, but gets all meat, no hooks. We have been fishing 5 minutes and we are 0 for 2. The area looks good, lots of flyers and two knock downs so we stick with it. Its not long before we find a floating buoy or FAD, not sure and pick up a couple more strikes, but both come unbuttoned. Clearly no mojo for the FN PAIR-A-DICE. A few adjustments and we are back in the game. Now there are birds everywhere and small tuna busting and finally we hit pay dirt and boay our first hoo. 30-35#, caught on a baitless AP.

Lines back in and sticking with it. Fish #2 bashes the right flat right at the transom. Once again, smoking the drag, but Allen wacks him and Tim sinks the gaff in. Awesome 35-40# hoo on Yozuri Bonita. He is in the box and baits are back in the water. Things slow down so we decide to get down to the spur. Find a bucket with tripple tail and some schoolie mahi. No love from the tripple tail, but a few mahi in the box. Heat of the day and its just not happenen' so we head back to Wahoo central.

Everything has moved about two miles from where it was, but as soon as we find it the left long rigger gets pile driven by a big Hoo. On for about 3 seconds and pow, broken off. Here he comes dancing like a sailfish on the surface with our lure hanging out of his mouth. A great show, but felt like he was sort of rubbing it in our faces. When we reeled it in to see what happened, looks like he came around and caught the main line in his mouth because it was a clean cut off above the bimini.

We are back at it and a few minutes later the long rigger gets nailed again. This fish is a brute damn near spooling the fifty wide. We get lines cleared and run him down. Tim is the man on gaff and puts him in the box. 40+# hoo on mini islander.

Time to head for the hill. That trip was punctuated by an incredible moonrise as we made the run home in the dark. It looked for all the world like a sunrise, but not as bright. Sorry, no pictures of the fishies, but one of the baits getting set on the new boat. All in all a great day in pairadise with some great folks and a fun way to break in the new ride. Can't wait to get back on the water.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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Wow, that's a lot of action at least. Thanks for the report and sounds like good practice with the new boat for next time.
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I would say that was a very successful shake down cruise. Congrats on a wonderful new ride..!
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Experience is always good to gain! Sounds like a lot of action! What does the "FN" stand for in the name? Would love to see more detailed pics of boat and what you impressions are?? Sounds awesome!

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Great read!! Would love to be able to experience something like that. The boat looks sweet!
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Nice maiden voyage. Those see vees are awesome boats!
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Experience is always good to gain! Sounds like a lot of action! What does the "FN" stand for in the name? Would love to see more detailed pics of boat and what you impressions are?? Sounds awesome!

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Sounds like an AWESOME time breaking in a SWEEEEEEEET sled!!!! Congrats!!!
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MSViking, here are the other pictures I have.
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I love that boat and engine setup. Unbelievable the efficiency. Did you get any burn numbers from your trip.
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