Offshore Top Gun 80....3.5 Dayer Report

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Just returned today (6am) from a first time ride aboard Top Gun 80.....Great Tuna fishing !!! Great hook-bait Dines, super weather and extremely helpful crew. Food was awesome and bunks were cool and comfy. What worked was 40-50lb line/leaders with 2/0 - 4/0 live bait hooks AND blue/chrome going deep. I highly recommend this vessel , with a very knowledgable crew and determined, fishy skippers that will put you on fish come hell or high water! Captains go out of their way to make sure all passengers caught and faught their fair share of fish. I achieved my personal bests bluefin at 71 and 72 lbs. Big "Thanks" shout-out to the stellar crew of Sarah, Mike , Jimmy , Captains Scotty and Bob Taft .

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Congrats on the trip and the new personal best. It is amazing to me that after all the bitches about the gun last year that a little good fishing makes it a great boat. There were a lot and I mean a lot of bitches about the Taft boats last year. Was it people bitching because the fishing sucked and were taking it out on the boats? Anyways it's amazing how all the ass hats have nothing to bitch about when the fish holds are full!
 
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fishfish

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Thanks guys....forgot to mention that those fish "kicked my ass" but I just loved every minute of it!
 
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fishfish

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Congrats on the trip and the new personal best. It is amazing to me that after all the bitches about the gun last year that a little good fishing makes it a great boat. There were a lot and I mean a lot of bitches about the Taft boats last year. Was it people bitching because the fishing sucked and were taking it out on the boats? Anyways it's amazing how all the ass hats have nothing to bitch about when the fish holds are full!
Didn't know the Top Gun 80 was in the "dog house" last year, but I for one just don't see it . They run a first-class, professional operation that was very customer/service oriented.
 
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fishfish

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Got 'em Tony!!! Barely , but got 'em!!! Thought I was gonna need an oxygen bottle after the first one.
 
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Wandering Blues

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Haha! One of my fly fishing buddies was on the trip- his 1st off shore experience. He talked off getting schooled on 40# gear and couldn't believe it happened. I told him that big BFT will make you their bitch on 40# if they feel like it. Those pics are the proof. Nice feesh!
 
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fishfish

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Haha! One of my fly fishing buddies was on the trip- his 1st off shore experience. He talked off getting schooled on 40# gear and couldn't believe it happened. I told him that big BFT will make you their bitch on 40# if they feel like it. Those pics are the proof. Nice feesh!
Yer right Bayer cuz on a 3rd , likely even larger grade B-fin I was gettin spooled with 80lb braid/50lb leader till I let Capt. Scotty take over and try to stop him but just couldn't do it!!! Luckily got my braid back and leader came back frayed up badly. Lost iron jig but frickin awesome and memorable experience! As Capt Scotty wisely put it "the fish have to win sometimes".
 
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Steve Francis

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I've known Bobby Taft for MANY years. I also knew his father, Spike. Bob does catch fish. He really works at it for his passengers and hires a quality crew.
 
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MikeyLikesIt

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Had to clean it up guys, sorry. PM me if you cant figure it out. Thanks.

BTW.....DAMN NICE TUNA! :appl:
 
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Nicee bfts! I went out on top gun 80 end of may hopeing to bang some of them ended with some yt. Tg80 great crew,vessel,skippers all around topof the class act
 
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Paul Ward

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Yer right Bayer cuz on a 3rd , likely even larger grade B-fin I was gettin spooled with 80lb braid/50lb leader till I let Capt. Scotty take over and try to stop him but just couldn't do it!!! Luckily got my braid back and leader came back frayed up badly. Lost iron jig but frickin awesome and memorable experience! As Capt Scotty wisely put it "the fish have to win sometimes".
Yes, if you call it SPORT fishing the fish must win some
 
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