Offshore My 11 year old son hooked up and lost his first wahoo tonight

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lynndeva

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He's bummed... at about 6:30pm and 5 miles out and a bit south of the domes. Hit the black and purple maurader and thought the hook was set good.. He kept constant pressure and got it within feet from the boat, just out of gaff reach before he lost it. The boys still had fun though, caught and released 5 bonito, 3 cuda and 25 yellowtail at one of the few paddys we found ( paddy about 7 miles out).

Can't complain, we caught 2 wahoo in recent days but this would have been the first one he brought in himself and he wanted it bad :2gunsfiring_v1:

The first time I've seen a fur bag attack a seagull... It played with/tortured it for a while before eating it... Ugh

The yellowtail were hungry.





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Nice congrats. Today is the second saturday i troll all day for nothing. Congrats on the almost landed fish. And all the other ones u landed.
 
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Awe man, so bummed for Liam! That would have topped off the season just perfectly with a Mother/Son Wahoo for the 2015 year.

Oh well, still a terrific year for the both of you, since he was aboard and witnessed both of moms boated hoos! 8-)

Then again this year isn't over just yet...... go get him on another, as that new boat of yours raises fish! ;)

Just an observation, but damn girl, you sure are doing something right, as I think that is 3 wahoo hooked in your last 3 trips? And going past that, I think you are at 4 hooked and two boated wahoo for about your last 5 trips??

This Chick is sizzling!! :_hot_:



The unknown fisherman:p:
 
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lynndeva

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Yeah he's bummed for sure... He just started to put his hoody on when it hit, he had one arm in a sleeve and one out while he fought the fish, he did a good job reeling it in with constant pressure but the wahoo won this one :o
 
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    Does he have revenge on his mind LOL

    You're doing something(s) right. Your hookup to trip % is way up there.
     
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    reel man

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    Yeah he's bummed for sure... He just started to put his hoody on when it hit, he had one arm in a sleeve and one out while he fought the fish, he did a good job reeling it in with constant pressure but the wahoo won this one :o
    Now he's joined the fraternity. That just means he's owed one. :)
     
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    lynndeva

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    what size yellows?
    Not huge, biggest about 8-9 lbs, we released them all. Saw bigger under the paddy but they wouldn't play.. Also saw some small dodo under the paddy but they didn't want to play either.. No live bait on the boat today, caught all the paddy fish on squid and megabait.
     
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    ranchero

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    Too bad - but more time for more wahoo. Ain t over yet!!

    For now the wahoo got him-keep it that way...he's got hoo on the head. Sounds like a killer day for him anyway!!!!!!

    good for kids to get the hook on fishing, who s gonna be out there taking us fishing if they don't. Not enough kids going out anymore.

    Good job pops!
     
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    That new boat of yours sure brings the fish up....
     
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    lynndeva

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    Anyone else seen those huge manta rays doing acrobatics? Last 2 trips out..craziness!
     
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    Anyone else seen those huge manta rays doing acrobatics? Last 2 trips out..craziness!

    Last trip out a week ago, me & my buddy had a manta jump about 8 feet straight out of the water right in front of the boat close! We saw the thing perfect, and it was no bat ray! I've seen them in Cabo often, and we both know what it was...... definite Manta ray.

    That's a first for me here in SoCal.

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
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    Great photos, that big tug boat has been staying in Oceanside harbor, we saw it leave the harbor and man it travels fast. He must be doing support for the big ships out there between Oceanside and Dana.. Then he returned that afternoon
    Bummer about the lost wahoo, you will get another chance I am sure
    Good luck!
     
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    If after losing that fish he has trouble sleeping at night tell him congratulations you are a full blown fisherman for life.....blood in blood out LOL.
     
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