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Old 08-27-2014, 12:29 PM   #1
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First time poster here, so go easy.

I decided to throw the Reel Experience on the trailer and head out to orange beach for the second rig trip this year. Accompanied by the Barnhill brothers from Robertsdale AL, we got launched around 6pm Friday night. It was smooth sailing out to the Petronius. Took us about 2 hours to get there in the Gamefish 25. I tied them some jigs on and we commenced to catch BFT after BFT for about 2 hours. We caught a few blue runners and put one on a freeline. Sharks kept breaking us off, and there were no signs of YFT anywhere. We decided to head over to the Ram Powell (beer can) for a while. Nothing. headed to the marlin for a while. nothing. about an hour before sunrise we headed back to the Petronius and started chunking. it was ON! the first hookup was a YFT. As soon as we gaffed him Nathan hooked up on a beast of a YFT on a VERTICAL JIG!!!! After we landed the second YFT we decided to chunk a little more but the ice was almost all melted, we caught one more YFT, about 20lbs. and 3 rainbow runners!!! Its tough to admit but we just didn't bring enough ICE. We had to leave while the action was HOT. We will be better prepared for a long trip next time. most of the charters I run in Destin are 4-6 hours so I really just got caught with my pants down... how embarrassing. At the end of the day we had 26 large BFT, and 3 YFT. Good times!!!
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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Heck yeah! GREAT first post. Welcome to PFF! Did you keep all 26 BFT??? No wonder you ran out of ice!
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:39 PM   #3
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yeah, man when you pan sear em with a little peppercorn, its hard to tell the difference in species. I just about had to whack the guys with a boat paddle to get them to reel their lines in to leave!!!
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:15 PM   #4
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Great report and nice to see some tuna action at Petronius again. Did you see any fish on the surface or all deep?

Ram Powell and the "Beer Can" are two different rigs. The Neptune is what we call "Beer Can"
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:34 PM   #5
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Lots of surface activity
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:38 PM   #6
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sorry about the confusion, I don't make it over that way but about twice or three times a year. Wish I had the range to go to horn mountain!
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looks like a great trip thks for sharing
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Great report Capt.

You never know!
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It all worked out, and your crew has enough great tuna to last till Xmass. LOL...Great job
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Nice catch, we stopped by petronus on Sat evening and was run off as they had divers down.
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