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Old 07-21-2019, 12:02 PM   #1
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Left out of Pensacola Pass friday evening. Arrived after dark to Petronius. Not much happening at night other than a ton of sharks and Almaco Jack. Once the sun came up the tuna / mahi were everywhere. There were weed patches everywhere! We got a few BFT and hooked into 5 big big tuna but couldnt get them in the boat..

Overall a very nice first rig trip and we learned a lot.

My question is what size hooks / leader do you use? We tried everything we had and the big tuna cut the line multiple times. We were trolling at the top and saw the tuna hit so it wasnt sharks.

We had a big yellow fin hit a top water lure while throwing at BFT with a 6000 size reel... 2 hour fight and got it to the boat. Went to gaff it and the YFT went ballistic spun around and threw the gaff, ran straight down and line cut. Heart breaking. Need some advice for our next trip. Thank you guys!
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Old 07-21-2019, 01:30 PM   #2
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Your not gonna catch 100+ lb YF on a 6000. Wasting your time out there. You can use spinning tackle up to about 80lb YF. If they are bigger than that, even with Stella loaded with braid and a harness with the perfect angler, in this heat, your 50/50 on a 100+ YF. You generally have about an hour with a 100lb mono leader to land the fish consistently. You need appropriate tackle to achieve those k perimeters.
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Like said above, need to upsize a little.

I broke one off Friday night at Horn Mountain after about 45 minutes on 30lb gear. Put another in the boat at 68lbs and he took close to 30 minutes.

I’m not a pro but I’d stay with 50lb gear.
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Never fails. The biggest tuna will hit the lightest rig you are throwing. I usually hook them up on a jigging stick when trying to catch blackfin for chunking. Win a few, lose a bunch.
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friggin awesome!!
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Your not gonna catch 100+ lb YF on a 6000. Wasting your time out there. You can use spinning tackle up to about 80lb YF. If they are bigger than that, even with Stella loaded with braid and a harness with the perfect angler, in this heat, your 50/50 on a 100+ YF. You generally have about an hour with a 100lb mono leader to land the fish consistently. You need appropriate tackle to achieve those k perimeters.
The 6000 was not our only reel. It was being used to catch bait and black fin. Happened to get picked up by a yellow fin and a 2 hour fight ensued.
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Patience. Properly set drag.

60-80lb floro leader. 30-60 main. 6/0 owner mutu circle hook.
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Patience. Properly set drag.

60-80lb floro leader. 30-60 main. 6/0 owner mutu circle hook.
Yea, we were using 100# flouro leader with 80 as our main lines for the internationals. They were still getting through the line. I guess we put too much pressure? They were 100% tuna. We were dragging on top water.
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Great info on this forum!


I've heard people miss fish, get broke off, and hook undersized fish, but have never experienced it myself.


It helps to get that perspective.


(I have asked for a friend and seen it on another boat though..... you people need to work on your fishing stories )






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You might want to consider getting a harpoon for use on the big ones instead of the gaff. Nothing sucks worse than loosing them right at the boat.
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