Offshore 7/29 snail, 499

wkk

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Edge Water 188CC/
7/29 499, snail

Headed out early morning from Huntington harbor. Stopped at the west end catalina for a few bass before making our way to the tuna spot. Heard the bite wasn’t really happening til around 10. Got to the tuna zone around 10:30 and started our troll. Saw a few foamers and worked the area down to the snail. Lots of empty patty’s. Ended going back to a spot where we saw foamers earlier. Boxed the area for 2 bft then headed back to the docks to get the fish on ice. Back to the docs by 3:30. Nice easy day. Light winds and flat seas.

Trolled 14-16 mph.
Troll pattern is a mess bc we kept seeing jumpers behind the boat while following the birds and kept circling the area.

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wkk

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Edge Water 188CC/
200 madmac pink makeral.
Makaira 16 loaded with braid. Had half the spool out way behind the boat.

Quick tip for those that maybe new to this.

Keep the reel in high gear and just wind. The fish hit so far back they don’t really know they are hooked. They’ll stay near the surface and speed
run to create slack to shake the hook. Once it gets real close and sees the boat this fish will start the fight and dive. At that point you can fight them and drop into low if needed since now the fight is up and down instead of on the surface. If you drop into low too early the fish can create slack during its surface run and shake the hook. As long as you keep the pressure on they should stay hooked.
 
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wkk

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Edge Water 188CC/
I've got a 2007 Edgewater 188cc. 150 hp yamaha. 54 gallon fuel tank. had to force myself to slow down and cruise at 3500 rpms (24 mph with 2 guys and gear on board). At 3500 rpms i get over 4 mpg (91 fuel). I ran 165 miles that day and still had fuel in the tank. Could probably go 200 miles plus with a tank if i'm cruising. At 4,000 rpms she'll cruise at 30 mph and can reach about 48 mph at full. The high speed trolling works out b/c at 2,900-3000 rpms the boat will vary speed from 14-16 mph while dragging the madmac. At this rate it's still pretty efficient.

Supposedly these are the manufacturer's specs.

RPMMPHGPHMPG
10004.50.76.41
15006.01.25.03
20007.52.13.65
25008.83.52.55
300019.84.24.77
350025.25.05.04
400030.26.34.82
450035.17.94.44
500039.99.84.04
550044.913.03.46
605048.715.73.10
 
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