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  1. Sorry for the late post, but hopefully its better late than never. Went out to about 5 nm E of the north tip of the Cigar on Memorial Day, where we saw the temp start to slowly rise from 61 deg to over 63 deg. First lines in water around 8:00, first hook-up and loss around 0900. Around 0930 we we had a double, losing one immediately but getting one in the boat - about a 30 lb. YFT. No more for a little while so we trolled further E into the warm side of a nice temp break, catching 5 mahi in 69 - 71 deg water. Most of the Mahi were really nice, with our biggest coming in at 20 lbs. Just about everything we threw out there was hit, but the standout was a blue/white Ilander with hoo, trolled close to the boat.
  2. Went fishing with my buddy Saturday. I have to pick my days, and the weax and water temps looked good for Saturday - and we'd heard reports of fish - so we went. Got to the Canyon around 0900 and started fishing due East a little before 0930 outside a congregation of boats (we estimate as many as 100 boats, with mine easily being the smallest!). Temps were about 67-69 deg. I fish 4 rods, and about an hour into it, all four went off and screamed. First time ever I've had a full knockdown. We ended up losing 3 of the four, but managed to land the last one ... about a 30 pound YFT. A couple hours later, with water temps over 70 deg (later in the day, we got into water just shy of 75 deg), two of the rods went off. Immediately we lost one, but I held onto mine for 40 mins ... no kidding ... before I lost him. Very disappointing loss ... we got eyes on him at one point with the leaders almost breaking the surface, but it was hard to gauge how big he was. Based on how he fought, I'm guessing 60 pound minimum, but for all I know he might have topped 100 ... he fought like he was bigger. Whole thing made me second guess how I fought him, but I think that between me and the driver, we did just about all we could. I thought about torqueing on the drag more and just trying to turn him, but I could hear the line getting that tensile sound to it. I could feel the hook moving a couple times, and I think that he either wasn't hooked too well, or he was hooked well and eventually we just wore enough on him that he was able to throw the hook at one point. Any suggestions out there on best ways to fight really big fish? You know, in the kind of fights where you feel like you are getting owned for most of it? Been fishing my whole life, so I'm not a novice ... but I'm not too proud to listen. I just don't want to get owned like that again. I would think that with fairly stout JB tuna rods, and a TLD 30 Shimano reel loaded with 80 lb mono with 100 pound floro leader, I should be able to torque in something less than 100 lbs in a lot less that 40 mins. So, I feel like maybe I'm doing something wrong. I don't think I had the drag set too loose ... again, I heard that line twinging, and think that if I'd tightened down more (I thought of it), I might have parted the line ... but who knows, maybe I did have it too light. My back and arms were toast after that fight. Boat handler did a masterful job keeping the fish off our starboard quarter throughout, jockeying between slight ahead and neutral intermittently. Maybe the fish was much bigger than we thought. Either way, I accept that we can't win 'em all, and that fish certainly earned his victory.
  3. Looking at this coming weekend for offshore VA; looks favorable heading into weekend but of course too early to tell at this point. After weeks of not a lot of temp activity off the Gulf Stream, there does seem to be some temp variation getting closer in - nothing incredibly substantial but at least something to hope for. Anyone made it out the past few days? Looks like there was a YFT bite in Wash Canyon this past weekend from a report I saw, but this forum seems relatively quiet. If the stars align and I go, then I'm going to try an overnight. Have to come down from PA, so I'd take some time to outfit the boat, get a later-than-usual start, head to Norfolk canyon, float for the night, then troll back next day. That's the concept at least ... perhaps just a dream.
  4. Weather seems to be shaping up for this weekend, namely Friday or Saturday. Still too early to tell, but figured I'd get the discussion rolling in case anyone else looking at the same thing. If Friday shapes up, I plan to head out then to Fingers/Wayne's World, troll out from there and then back to Hot Dog before heading in.
  5. 6/21 BIG EYE TUNA, 216 LBS, MICHAEL HOLLAWAY, "SEA LYON", GULF STREAM, BALLYHOO BIG EYE TUNA, 150 LBS, DANIEL DAVIS, "SEA LYON",, GULF STREAM, BALLYHOO 6/18 SHEEPSHEAD, 10LBS 12OZ, DANA HUPMAN, CBBT, CRAB SHEEPSHEAD, 12 LBS, 10LBS 7OZ, KIEM BAO BUI, CBBT, CRAB SHEEPSHEAD, 10LBS 4O, ERIC OLIVAR, CBBT, CRAB 6/17 RED DRUM, 47", RODY CORR, "RED HOOK", BOUY 8, CRAB RED DRUM, 48", JAMES RYAN, "RED hOOK", BOUY 8, CRAB 6/15 BLACK DRUM, 46.5", JAMES CRADDOLPH, "SPOTACUS", 2ND ISLAND, LURE SHEEPSHEAD, 12LBS 15OZ, DAVID OSWALD, CBBT, CLAM CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
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