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Old 08-10-2014, 09:45 AM   #1
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Our nephew Daniel, from Houston and student at University of Texas was able to join us this weekend. Daniel had not been able to fish with us in 5 years, so I was really torn with the need for fish and the need to billfish since it sounded like good water had finally come in close.

We hit a AJ spot, no luck; then hit a Snapper spot and thankfully released about a dozen Snapper. That's out of the way, let's billfish.

Fished the SW edge of Destin toward Nipple (never made it to the Nipple, but could see all the boats) in 180-450' in bluewater. There was decent bait scattered, but very limited surface activity.

We raised 2 fish, and released 1, a pretty little Sail. We also picked up 3 Dorado that were at least better than School Dolphin. We also had a 'Hoo sky our Wahoo Bonita, but it hit in front of the Bonita, trashing the sevenstrand leader.

Great family day, wonderful to put the ballyhoo out in gorgeous water 22 miles from Destin. Looks like it was a really good day of billfishing for the Northern Gulf. Several of the big and fast Destin boats passed us on the way in flying flags.
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Great post and nice fish!

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Great report!

The bill fishing has been outstanding this week. I know of four different boats that raised more than 10 bills in a trip.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:43 AM   #4
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Great job!
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Nice! Bet he never forget ' s that fishin trip!
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That is AWESOME!!! He'll remember that until his dying days!!!
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awesome report. beautiful sail!
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Well done, that sails is beautiful, what did you snag him on?
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COOL!!! Beautiful fish, GREAT memories, and a helluva dinner.

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Well done, that sails is beautiful, what did you snag him on?
Blue/White Islander bullet shaped w/ Med Hoo. All fish came up on it, and it also caught 2 of the Dorado. No wonder why, so many boats drag at least 1.
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