Was just reminded of a trip I took. Fun times, caught that 39 lb Yellowtail you see in my Avatar pic. Boat allowed kite fish in the JP, but only 6 guys had a turn on the kite. And JP winner was the chartermaster. I thought that was fucked up.
Agreed and well-stated, Steve. I believe the kite should have a separate JP. I usually participate in the jackpot because it is fun. It can lead to shenanigans by folks, but it can also be a nice perk at the end of a trip. If I believe dishonest shit went down, I let the captain know. Not that he cares, but to let him know people are aware of the crap and it will affect his business.Best policy is leave kite fish out of JP.
Its an assist and not true to the nature of a JP IMO.
Opah got DQ no way the Opah is in there125 pound Opah not allowed because it was not the "targeted species".
On my last Hurricane Bank trip, an Angler caught a 40-50lb Tuna on a Skipjack. Half the Skippy was still hanging out of the Tuna's mouth. Classic, biting off more than you can chew.Steve:
PS: One year on Shimano 11 day on RS at lower banks, everyone when thru rotation and had+100# and maybe 4 at +200# except (2) anglers. Some how my fish missed the roll call. I still don't know how a 40# YFT got a 5# squid and hook in his mouth. ???
As the Lakota brave said in “Dances With Wolves” Good Trade.I fish with a guy that makes a trade when he wins the JP. The trade is the crew gives him a boat sweat shirt and he gives all to the money to the crew.
Wait a second, I know you LOVE drama!One of the many reasons I never enter the JP. Although I will occasionally challenge buddies for beers/cocktails...
I prefer to just tip the crew well at the end of the trip, and eliminate all the potential drama. Makes for a much more relaxing experience...
Same here. I'll take a hat or hoodie or T-shirt.I fish with a guy that makes a trade when he wins the JP. The trade is the crew gives him a boat sweat shirt and he gives all to the money to the crew.
Remember Lawyer Bill...Pretty sad to say, my personal best on a balloon, even though there was no JP, one of the guys said it didn’t count. I mean, why try to diminish the value of a great fish.