Struck oil today on the sea adventure 80

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  1. Rimack

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    BC09602B-D967-4AD9-A60B-24FEBF497538.jpeg 6B9DE4CF-295D-4545-B811-8D97431C63BE.jpeg Landed this Oil slick on the Sea Adventure 80 today, Light load, me thinks 12,
    I was using 250 grm chartreuse flat fall at about 5am. ( Everyone was fishing flat falls.) we where about 10 miles west of the 43. I made a rookie mistake by not double checking the drag on my Mac 16 prior to dropping flat fall
    and after about 20 min of jigging I get hammered hard on a fast retrieve, I Instantlay get pinned to the rail and SNAP goes my 80 lb spectra losing my precious flat fall :smash: .... soooooo I go back and grab another and tie on. My beautiful wife was with me and of course she was using flat fall as well, I noticed that she was approximately 300 (yards)yes(literally yards) down,so I decided to show her how far to drop and how fast to retrieve using her gear.
    So I’m cranking on this thing and BAM I get hammered again ( yes I adjusted her drag prior)
    and after a 20-30 min fight ,up from the ground come a bubblin crude. Escolar!!!
    We saw plenty but ended up with only 3 BFT 30-80 lbs and one prehistoric fish.
    I must ad that the crew on the Sea Adenture 80 is a top notch group of men!
    Fun day on the water with my bedder half.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2018
  2. aquasport79

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    Wow that is a weird lookin fish!
     
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    Pig out and let us know how it ends!
     
  4. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Funny, I was just thinking about catching escolar today, and here you are with the report! 1,000 feet down in the dark, sounds about right. I wonder how hard it would be to target these, I've got a set up that can go about 1,200 feet down with drift, was thinking about doing a few deep drop trips to see what I get, but just haven't had the time.
     
  5. nu2reels

    nu2reels I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wow, now I know what an Escolar looks like.

    Cool
     
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    gnehekul I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Perfect fish to clean yourself out
     
  7. SeaHawk IV

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    Can I have a fillet of that escolar? I need to polish my boat.
     
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    Yes... this is definitely a whoops I crapped my pants fish
     
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    Evil eye. Congrats. Isn’t that your wife’s fish?
     
  10. Adrien Baker

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    Outrider caught one too.

    Adrien
     
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    my condolences to your anus.
     
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    Damn! First one I've never seen!!
     
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  13. Rimack

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    We’re still debating that......
    Debate over .... it’s mine
     
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    Dude......snaked your girls fish.
     
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    This dude’s wife hooked & handed her husband a fish! She’s a legend.
     
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    Wife handed off that little squirt to you?

    I have a feeling you'll find another oil slick after dinner.

    :rofl:
     
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    I would have let you take this one too.
    “All you, homeboy”
     
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    Hey if it looks good eat it!
    Congrats on catching the trippiest fish I’ve seen!
    Looks prehistoric.
    Report back and let us know how it tastes
     
  19. Brad I

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    I've tried a few times but have never seen one caught, let alone caught one myself. I've heard of them caught only at night, and fishing deep. Congrats on the catch.

    The best sushi I ever had was seared escolar at a local sushi bar (for reasons unknown, they carried it under its own name, then switched to calling it "white tuna", then dropped it from the menu). Never had a digestive issue, but also never had more than one order at a time.

    For those unfamiliar with escolar, its sometime called "oilfish" because of its composition, which can give some people the runs, esp if eaten is larger amounts.
     
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