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Old 05-17-2017, 04:38 PM   #1
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I was very fortunate to book Robbie Wong Yuen (Pacific Warriors Discovery Channel) on a guided kayak fishing trip. We used live mackerel shad for bait that we had caught on a sabiki. We paddled out at dawn 0530 off of Captain Cook, HI out about 3/4 of a mile to a shelf off the beach and fished depths between 420ft and 800ft. Around noon the first bite started screaming off the drag, and almost flipped the kayak due to rod position and the hoo's perpendicular run on the opposite side of the rod and kayak. I was able to get the rudder turned to avoid disaster and the sleigh ride as on. The fish put up a valiant effort but in the end was filleted and devoured. One more off the bucket list!!!!!
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:36 PM   #2
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Sounds like a dream!!! Awesome work!
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Definitely a dream come true! This was my first offshore paddle experience for I have a Hobie and I pedal out of Navarre into the GOM using the Mirage Drive. I was very pleased to be able to paddle all day with the wind blowing steadily against us until we landed at 3:30 pm. I am sure it was adrenaline for we had 2 more strikes, one grabed the fluoro above the swivel then let go right after his jaw left a nice crimp in the wire right below the swivel and the other strike left me with a perfectly severed mackerel head still bridled on my hook. I am slowly but surely knocking off my offshore catagory, including this wahoo, a bull mahi, red snapper and a 50" plus king mackerel. Lost a couple of sails last fall, fishing partner landed a 65" lower jaw to fork beast, 7' tip of bill to fork on the same day. I am still looking for a bft, cobia (never caught a "legal" one from the yack, tarpon and hoping to redeme myself on the sailfish for those losses were on a king rig. On to the next adventure see y'all in the GOM soon! Ps a shout out to JD 7.62 if it wasn't for him I might have never started doing this type of fishing.
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wow, thats wild! Good story and thats a big wahoo.
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Man that's so cool. I'm going to have to make it out there one of these days. Congratulations!
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