Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

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284 yellowfin tuna caught by Jay fishing 16 oz sinker rig. The big fish hit around 630Am. Couple other smaller models caught flying. Day just started. More to come. Beautiful weather.
 

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In a flyline application I think 80lb is the sweet spot for max abrasion resistance combined with light enough line to allow the bait to swim.
You might be right. With the recent reports of 80# line fish I'm sure there will be a lot of people dropping down, be nice to also know of the people that lose fish on 80% also.
 
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Steve K

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The “light line” was responsible for some big ones on the recent Rooster trip, Lower Banks. Like a Super Cow at 355! Stamina will come into play as well as confidence in our gear, connections and knots. Sano will be the name of the game. Pretty much a drift fishing deal or slide one back if run’n’gun. I’m so frickin ready to get on the boat!
 

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Another cow hits the deck of the Excel. That’s 3 for our 1st full day of fishing for tuna. This one came in on 130 chunk. 203 was the mark. A few of the 70-120 makes a day you want to fish. Naps are good in the middle of the day but you might miss a bit. Stay tuned more to come.
 

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Today team hoo on the Excel scored 4 cows and many tuna in the 80-140 mark. Not a bad way to start the first full day of tuna fishing. We are now watching the chiefs/new England overtime game on the 2 big screen tv’s onboard. Life is great on the BIG X.
 

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Today team hoo on the Excel scored 4 cows and many tuna in the 80-140 mark. Not a bad way to start the first full day of tuna fishing. We are now watching the chiefs/new England overtime game on the 2 big screen tv’s onboard. Life is great on the BIG X.
Sounds like life at it's finest on the Big X!! Sweet. Keep having fun !
 
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The “light line” was responsible for some big ones on the recent Rooster trip, Lower Banks. Like a Super Cow at 355! Stamina will come into play as well as confidence in our gear, connections and knots. Sano will be the name of the game. Pretty much a drift fishing deal or slide one back if run’n’gun. I’m so frickin ready to get on the boat!
80lb was also the cause of a lot of losses on that same trip.
 

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Today team hoo on the Excel scored 4 cows and many tuna in the 80-140 mark. Not a bad way to start the first full day of tuna fishing. We are now watching the chiefs/new England overtime game on the 2 big screen tv’s onboard. Life is great on the BIG X.
Flat Clam weather and Cabo within sight, I love that fishing destination.
 
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Steve K

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Mike Nall

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In the case with 80lb, I think more are lost, than gained. You’ve gotta hook em first, and sometimes they just won’t eat the rope. Quite the predicament these frisky tuna will put a man in. Then again, if everything was easy, everyone would do it.
 

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Thank you for the great reports.
Sounds like a trip you dream of. Awesome boat, top notch crew. And it appears the fish are cooperating.
Look forward to more reports.
 

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This morning the fish aren’t around. It’s 830 and we’re talking a look around. Still early and zero wind. It’s like a lake out here. Last night we watched some of the eclipse. Really a great way to end the day. Most passengers went up top where the light were off. Great group to fish with. More on the water reports to come.
 

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Feb 12, 2011
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Ok the tuna showed up around 10. Maybe they were partying to much on the eclipse. LOL. Most of the tuna are smaller in weight than yesterday. Tuna from 20-80 lbs with the average going 50-60 lbs. lots of fish in the area. Let’s see if the bigger grade moves in. Stay tuned.
 

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Ok the tuna showed up around 10. Maybe they were partying to much on the eclipse. LOL. Most of the tuna are smaller in weight than yesterday. Tuna from 20-80 lbs with the average going 50-60 lbs. lots of fish in the area. Let’s see if the bigger grade moves in. Stay tuned.
Thanks for the on the water play by play color!
 

Montaukmaniac

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Sounds like everything is going POP!

Your "Sports Afield" reporting is very much appreciated.

Tight lines & screaming reels IT IS!