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Marathon Trip Saturday

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Fishing Saturday on Oblivion was even I call a Iron Man Trip.  WIth Captain Trax at the helm we left at a gentlemanly hour of 0400 headed for points east and slightly north.  We pulled up on the triple nuns aka Navy buoys as the sun was peaking over the horizon and deployed a pretty much all wire spread looking for Wahoo hanging around the buoys, nobody home or awake at this hour.  pulled lines and headed out to the 30 Fathom line and put a 10 rod spread out mixed Wahoo/wire and regular Tuna spread.  Something starts tuggin on the starboard teaser hard and that tell tale sign of a dorsal and bill slashing at the trail bait of the teaser with no hook shows itself to be a fiesty White Marlin.  we get a dink pitch bait in position, reel in the teaser and successfully switch off and hook up first fish of the day.....while fighting this first white marlin the rigger baits are dangling in and out of the water and another fiesty white shows himself and starts trying to get the bait hanging off the rigger....he manages to grab the ballyhoo and runs off with it for about 4 seconds before dropping a bait....Dave trax puts the boat in gear and we get a dink pitch bait back in the water and get the 2nd white to bite and we now have a double white marlin hook up and subsequent release.  scratch 2 whites by 1000......we continue on heading north up the 30 fathom line and water starts looking very wahoo'ish so we pull in the non-wire lines and change everyting over to wire.....not long after that first bite is on the planer rod, nice 47 pound wahoo comes to the boat on the wench.....next fish is another white marlin on a Wahoo bait, suicides and we get this fish to boat for 3rd white marlin release.....next fish is another Wahoo on the short rigger, ends up going 48 pounds at the end of the day.  couple of misses after that and it's getting to be around 3PM and we're up by the washington Canyon at this point and want to be in the Norfolk canyon for the sunset big-eye bite that occurs around dusk....we pull lines and run straight down to the Norfolk canyon and get there a little after 4.....we set out a big eye spread and get wacked almost immediately on the left long...when the line popped out of the rigger it wrapped around the handle and immediately broke.....we troll, troll for a while longer and finally get another shot at one of these giants of the sea and after about a 90 minute fight first Big-eye in the boat for the day...this one is going to go around 155 at the dock....we deploy again and right as the sun is dipping below the horizon bam, bam....long shotgun and right rigger go down hard...double big eye hookup....we strap in two anglers and one of the two fish comes to the boat rather quickly....as anybody who tuna fishes knows this is where the fight starts....angler wrestles this big  boy up, down, up down and meantime the 2nd angler is keeping his fish out so we can get the first one in.....snap.....the long fish is eaten by something very large (Mako or hammerhead) so we concentrate on the 2nd big eye.....after another 90 minute battle we finally boat this one which ends up around 167 pounds...now it's about 830 and we're all done so we pull lines and head to the doc arriving at around 1130PM.....we regroup the next day to clean boat and fish...now that's what I call a long frigging day y'all.....enjoy the pics....Bob

 

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Good to hear you're still out there catch'n them. Sounds like a fun and exhausting day. Can't get much better than that.

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AWESOME!!  --  We (Steel Reel) were hoping to get out this weekend, but it looks like that ain't gonna happen. 

 

Standed in NOVA.....  :mad:

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All that trip is lacking is catching some blues for your father in law and finding Don on the sofa in the morning!!  Good to hear from ya, Bob!

 

Kevin

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