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Old 11-30-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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<P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">The weather looked very suspect but on Tue the 25th the forecast changed for the better.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">So we decided to give it a shot. David "Fish Guy" Laneand Scotty ('Beam Me Up') Phillips and I headed out Wed morning L-A-T-E, we hit <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1lace w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Perdido</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Pass</st1:PlaceType></st1lace> about 10:00 am.<o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">I was pretty geared up for this one, but we only had about 10 livies in the well. Caught zero bait on the buoy and the wall.<o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">We had three to fives -- INCHES on the way out.... real slick. Ended up at 255 a couple of hours or so later. Davids boat is dialed in baby!<o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Scottie fires down a livie and David starts jigging. I punched a Pogie and fired it down. Fish on!!!<o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Dammit... shark. We got several cutoffs and moved over to the down-current side of the rig.Scottie started catching Scamp -- nice scamp. Then David hooks up with a mo-fo on that damned jig setup. BIG AJ and he fights it well. Several fish in the box -- just getting started. More cutoffs and more scamp.<o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Then I get a big ol hit and fight a while. Rats ? enormous ?endangered? red snapper. More of that to come from 300 feet of water. <o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">After that we head to the Ram Powell I think. Man, it?s nice out there. Fish Guy fired down a jig and after a few minutes, hooked up to a submarine or something. Almost spooled him then broke him off.<o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">The blackfins started to school and jump, so we hit them with jigs. Caught a few for the fish box but no big yellow fins showed there. <o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Next we headed for <st1lace w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Horn</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Mountain</st1:PlaceType></st1lace> I think. Here?s where the real fun started. Blackfins busting everywhere and we are catching them on jigs pretty easy. But some HUGE fish are busting water and Scottie starts tossing a big popper. FISH ON! A smallish Yellowfin but a good start. <o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">I get the Jig Fever and am getting the hang of flinging the Shimano butterflys at the breaking tuna. I get bit and?. oh shit. This one is a mo fo. On the smallest rig in the boat. A great rig for black fin king fish but not built for a yellow fin.<o></o><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">I fight the fish for about 20 minutes then realize I have something special. Hand the rod to the more experienced Fish Guy. He reluctantly (not really) takes it and puts the hammer down. Fights the big yellow fin for about 2 hours. We get this big boy up to the boat a couple of time but just out of gaff range. <o></o><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Dammit, the line is cut on the motor and we are off?.. oh well we had a shot.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o></o><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Drifted the night for swordfish with no takers.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o></o><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Next day caught more blackfin, AJ, Scamp and two very nice Rainbow Runners then called it a day.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o></o><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">End of the day, a bunch of fish and a great memory. Thanks, Fish Guy and Scottie for the trip!<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:59 AM   #2
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nice job. estimated size on the lost yellerfin?
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:12 AM   #3
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great report. glad to hear your first trip was awesome. now you got the yft fever! it's something that never go's away! fish on

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That sucks ya'll lost the big one but I think every tuna trip has "that" fish. It still looks like ya'll did pretty good by the amount of fish corpses on the dock.
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Good report. Sorry about, "the big one that got away" but hey, that's fishing as you well know.
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Great report - sorry about the YFT but looks like you knocked out some blackfin to make up for it.
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Conservative estimate on the big one we got to see was 125+

No estimate on the submarine one, but nearly spooled the Torsa with 80lb braid on it. Never slowed up.
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Big AJ



Shot of our first rig



"Endangered" red snapper from 300+ feet down. Released to fight another day.:banghead:banghead



Hooked up!!!



Jiggin at sunset



Let the cleaning begin!

Had smoked AJ and Blackfin, grilled AJ -- FRESH!!

Can't wait to get back out there.
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Great trip!!! I too lost a nice fish at Horn. I think the yellowfins there all went to motor cut off school.
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Nice trip, thanks for the thread!
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