I had such a great time on this trip. The very best part was enjoying the company of my fellow fishermen and fisherwoman !It was a great trip.
Cows were hard to come by. 60-125 grade fish was the most prevalent size.
We never got a good chunk line going. I felt if we did we could have landed some larger grade fish. I caught one on a chunk that went 140.
Wahoo is bycatch on a trip called the cow hunt, and wont comment on a fish that takes away from my tuna fishing time.
Captains patience was the key. Fleck never made a wrong move in his strategic anchoring of the Excel. At one point he moved 50' to be on better bottom. The move had maximum impact on the current which greatly improved fishing.
Moves to deeper water to limit shark interactions was another strategic move. Allowed us to fish for YFT and not other unwanted species.
Crew was the Excel A-Team - Mike, Renee, Luke, Timmy, Vance, Jake, Nick
Team Hoo doesnt disappoint. If you want to fish with a group of hard fisherman and like to have a good time Team Hoo is it.
Special Recognition to Soda Pop - the most generous man in Long Range.
There were a bunch of first timers on the boat and Soda was there with, information, gear loaning and lots of hand offs. A stand up guy who has a great time.
Would really like to see a pic of this rig if you ever get bored enough to dig one out & take a pic. Thx for awesome idea.The PL68 ....removed the treble. Slid a 9" octopus style skirt half way up the lure body until it stretched without tearing. Tied it on with floss. Replaced stock treble with 8/0 7691 Mustad hook. Got it? Never tried a "sluggo" tail....