Spur report - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Blue Water Fishing > Blue Water Reports

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 103
Default Spur report

Just got in from an overnighter at the Spur last night. Our original plan was to head to the rigs but decided to go to the Spur instead at the last minute. We left out of OB Wednesday morning and ran to the Nipple to begin trolling. We pulled a seven line spread from the Nipple to the Elbow then to the Spur without a bite. Water was blue green with some scattered grass here and there. We finally saw some birds working out north of the Spur and there were some tuna in the frenzy but no luck at hooking up. Before dark we set up drift for swords just north of the Spur. At about 8:30 I was sitting on the gunnel with my hand on one of the rods we were fishing when I felt that hard hitting feel that a sword makes when it is swatting a bait down below. The fish swatted the bait several times before getting hooked but when it did get hooked ran pretty good. We got the first sword of the night alongside the boat in about 20-30 minutes and decided to release it being so close to the legal size. About an hour later the same rod that we caught the first fish on takes off like a freaking freight train and only peels off faster by the second. After about 300 yards of line has peeled off the hook pulls and we loose the fish. That ended our bite for the night. The weather kept getting worse and we were drifting without the sea anchor because we were fishing on my neighbors boat and I had left my sea anchor on my boat because (we were not going to be needing it) due to the predicted 1-2 foot seas. We got the hell rocked out of us all night. The next morning we put the spread back out at daylight with the plan of trolling our way back home. We trolled for a couple of hours and things got so nasty that we decided to pack up and head for the hill. We took an Ass kicking the whole way home. The water color was not bad at all the whole way out and in and we saw tons of flying fish the whole time.
wide spread is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Sponsored Links
Old 10-18-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
Squid technician
Grand Slam
Chris V's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: foley, Al
Posts: 10,468

Small or not, a Swordfish is a Swordfish. Congrats on the release
Come see me at our store below. I'm there:
Wed-Thur 1-9
Friday 7-7
Saturday 9-9
Chris V is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.