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Old 05-13-2018, 10:28 PM   #1
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Fished an overnighter Thursday and the crew went back out Saturday since we found the fish kind of close.
Thursday we left about 10am and ran to horn mountain which was just outside the dirty water, marked some fish but didn't have any luck so we kept pushing. Bounced our way to blind faith picking up 6 good 10-20lb mahi along the way, lots of floating stuff out there. We waded through some barracuda until the first tuna hit the deck at sunset. It was game on from there, lots of big blackfin. We got the first yellowfin chunking around 10pm but they cooled off so we rig hopped back. Caught fish on nakkika, delta house, and one other I cant recall then eased our way in for a hopeful sunrise bite closer to home. (The electric rams on the main fish box stopped working and it had a coffin box full of 400lbs of ice and a ton of tuna on top of it) so we had kind of gotten disheartened. Well sunrise at the ram powell provided jumping tuna in the 60-100lb class. We lost a few and landed a few. Tons of fun! Made it back to the dock by 12 with a great trip in the books.

They went out again Saturday to see if they could improve upon our best fish and they landed 4 over 100lbs in a few hours, said they lost 12 plus due to tackle failure!

Things I learned
I need to win the lotto and buy a bigger boat/not have to worry about fuel.
Live pilchards didn't work that well on the tuna
I'm out of shape
Sleeps overrated
Don't fish to close to the rigs you'll get sharked and cuda'd more often than not
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:05 PM   #2
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Awesome!!
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All good take aways
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Very nice trip, thanks for posting, quite a ride, curious about how much fuel you hold (350 gal)?
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Nice, what boat are you fishing?
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Outstanding ! Thanks for the pic's and report !
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This was on a friends 36' yellowfin they trailered over from crystal river area. Holds roughly 450 gallons, we had plenty left in the tanks when we came back in. The boat i regularly fish is a 23' single engine... now I know I need a bigger one.
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You always need a bigger boat. Just not the maintenance and fuel bills.
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Great trip and report. Nice to see some yft that close to the coast.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:45 PM   #10
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Looking to make a rig trip next weekend. Were yall chunking or did you have live bait?
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