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Old 07-01-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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Saw that the forcast would be improving so we put a trip together. Left Perdido pass about 5ish and headed towards the Nipple/Edge area. Found ourselves in blue water anf scattered grass and began the troll, pulling off grass was an issue until we got to good clean water free of the mean green grass. Trolled the Edge and ended up at the 131. There were billfish I'm the area since we heard the chatter over the radio and we were surrounded by tournament boats......and therr we were putting around in a 23' Aquasport. The shotgun line was back a 100+ yards back when we thought we snagged more grass. Turned out to be a decent sail that hit one of my short 7in resin heads. Our angler got it to the boat pretty quick when I grabbed the leader and got her boatside. She shook and popped off before I could grab her for better pics. Good release! Awesome to catch any billfish, but its always great on one of my lures. The tourney boats hooked up at least three we heard about on the radio.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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Very nice! Especially on your own lure!! We were out there as well, once I get home I will post a report.

You just might be the next Black Bart!!

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nice!!
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Very nice lure indeed. Were you pulling it naked?
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Thanks Robert, I just want to make them and see them produce. More fun to be on th boat when they do!

It was pulled just by itself naked, this same lure caught a 300ish blue last summer too.
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Nice looking lure - got my 3 favorite things; plunger head, big eye, and blue and white skirt. Really nice - good shot on the Sail coming out of the water too!
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very nice sail and lure!!!
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Catching any Bill Fish is a treat but catching one on a lure that you made is sweeter! Great report and pics.
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Catching any Bill Fish is a treat but catching one on a lure that you made is sweeter! Great report and pics.
I wish I had the time to make more, I have some heads that need to be shaped and skirted. Hoping to use those soon too. This was the third bill fish on a lure of mine, great feeling afterwards with each one. Thanks again!
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #10
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would you share what product you are using to cast the lure heads? I started making my own lures about a year ago, but can't seem to find a good 2 part epoxy. I'm either getting a lot of bubbles or a cloudy look on the inside. I feel like it's not hardening as good as it should be.
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