Offshore Jumbo's at the 43 9/9

Hustler

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Way under-gunned to say the least...

5 miles NW of the 43 was something to see this morning. 200+ pound BFT chasing flying fish everywhere you looked. Bellyfloppin' like Shamu, putting on a great show!

Wasn't geared up for this size fish, but tried trolling a couple large Nomad lures on 60# - figured if I got extremly lucky and got bit, it would probably not end well :spank:.

Also pinned on a couple mackerel on 40#, and dumped most of my bait slow trolling around, again figured if I got extremely lucky, I would probably end up demolished at best.

Found a paddy about a mile short of the 43 loaded with the same micro-dorado (more my speed :rolleyes:).

Really nice morning and the wind came up later on. Other than that, another great day spent on the pond.
 
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Why'd you leave the big guns home? Bet it was something waiting to get bit. Thx for the report.

Was planning on locating/working paddies around the 182 and looking for yellowfin. Just happened to end up out at the 43.

Yup, the heavy stuff was safe and sound in my garage (I only have so many rocket launchers on the boat and try to bring what I think I will need).

Never fails :Beat_Them ...
 
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    Almost seems they have ESP... Go big! They bite light and vice versa.
    You had 60 and 40 pound thats heavy.........5 years ago. 8-)
     
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    Don't worry brother..... If you would have hooked up on #40 or #60 and got one of those bad boys.....In the boat..... you'd be our "HERO" today. ...lol. At least you tried.... and the others know where to look. Appreciate the honesty....and your report!!
     
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    I wrap my 50wides up tightly in Grocery bags safe from the salt spray but they can be handy so they have to come with l hate to get them wet they were expensive
     
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