Offshore Double Hoos near the coronados 9/28/15

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Dnraiders1

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We launched from Pepper Park at 0430 and went to buy bait. Bait was awesome. Plan was to go to the 425 since we had limits of footballs and dorado last week. The bright moon and calm conditions made it a comfortable ride down south.
We reached the 425 by gray light and find a small paddy with boils. A bunch of rat yellows chase our bait as it hits the water but no takers.
We move along and find another paddy about 5x5 in size. We don't even have a bait in the water when a nice dorado comes up to the boat. Big mistake. Hook up and land him. Now the skunk is off. Picked up two more including a 50 incher. Bite died off and a large sun fish came up to the boat.
Continued searching for another paddy. Well that was the story for the next 5 hours. Hard to spot anything in the water since the wind had picked up by then. We decided to start making our way back and continue searching.
We stayed about 12 miles out and once we reached South Island I threw the YoZuris out. Really wanted to get back asap so the troll speed was between 14-14.5kts. About half way up North Island both of them go off. At first I thought that we had ran over a piece of kelp or trash. What are the chances of a double wahoo hook up? The guys immediately start reeling and suddenly feel head shake and a short run. Such an exiting moment for all of us. Got the go pro rolling and gaff ready.
The sight of the first fish got us pumped up even more. We were able to get under water footage. about 5 minutes into the fight the first fish comes within gaffing range, I gaff him and bring it on board. No time to celebrate since we still had one in the water. Jason kept fighting him and writhing a minute of landing the first on the next one was ready to be gaffed.
We could not believe that we had a wahoo on deck. Much less two of them. Such an amazing experience. Glad we could get the footage. Hope I can give wahoo another shot here in a couple days. Another thing I should mention is that the they were both empty. Only thing in their stomachs was a couple parasites.
Hope you guys enjoy the video. I know this is BD so I'm sure someone will find something negative to say.


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stairman

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ok negative....in the wahoo porn with the guy on the deck he isn't showing enough skin.








nice work gents!!
 
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Spoons

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So awesome!
 
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    JACKPOTER

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    We launched from Pepper Park at 0430 and went to buy bait. Bait was awesome. Plan was to go to the 425 since we had limits of footballs and dorado last week. The bright moon and calm conditions made it a comfortable ride down south.
    We reached the 425 by gray light and find a small paddy with boils. A bunch of rat yellows chase our bait as it hits the water but no takers.
    We move along and find another paddy about 5x5 in size. We don't even have a bait in the water when a nice dorado comes up to the boat. Big mistake. Hook up and land him. Now the skunk is off. Picked up two more including a 50 incher. Bite died off and a large sun fish came up to the boat.
    Continued searching for another paddy. Well that was the story for the next 5 hours. Hard to spot anything in the water since the wind had picked up by then. We decided to start making our way back and continue searching.
    We stayed about 12 miles out and once we reached South Island I threw the YoZuris out. Really wanted to get back asap so the troll speed was between 14-14.5kts. About half way up North Island both of them go off. At first I thought that we had ran over a piece of kelp or trash. What are the chances of a double wahoo hook up? The guys immediately start reeling and suddenly feel head shake and a short run. Such an exiting moment for all of us. Got the go pro rolling and gaff ready.
    The sight of the first fish got us pumped up even more. We were able to get under water footage. about 5 minutes into the fight the first fish comes within gaffing range, I gaff him and bring it on board. No time to celebrate since we still had one in the water. Jason kept fighting him and writhing a minute of landing the first on the next one was ready to be gaffed.
    We could not believe that we had a wahoo on deck. Much less two of them. Such an amazing experience. Glad we could get the footage. Hope I can give wahoo another shot here in a couple days. Another thing I should mention is that the they were both empty. Only thing in their stomachs was a couple parasites.
    Hope you guys enjoy the video. I know this is BD so I'm sure someone will find something negative to say.


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    We were less than a mile from you near north island doing the same thing when you called it on the radio. Good job!
     
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    MikeyLikesIt

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    I know the feeling. When we had 2 go off, I thought I was dreaming. :D


    the next day I had the same crew......it still had not sunk in. It has now. :)


    anyway, great call to throw those plugs in the water, eh?


    CONGRATS on some FISH OF A LIFETIME! :appl:
     
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