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Re: Fishing trips

Postby kellory » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:29 pm

Dang that looks like fun! I'm hoping to get my little 14' v-hull in the water soon, myself. Nice catch. :)
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Re: Fishing trips

Postby Sailfish » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:09 am

Headed offshore and ended up with a 4th of July slammer!
We watched him stalk the lure from 100 yards away, slowly he worked through the weeds, and when my Triple D passed him, he slammed it.
Great fight, 10+ jumps clear out of the water. We had him to the boat 3x before sticking the gaff (I was getting worried, most big fish are lost at the boat, you don't always get 4x to stick a fish). I was a tad winded
48" to the fork, no idea on weight
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The rest of the days catch
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Took awhile to filet, but well worth it.

Had grilled dolphin Reubens last night


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my 7 yo boy
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Re: Fishing trips

Postby Ohio farms » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:40 pm

That's a great pose with your son. I was stationed at Schofield Barracks on Oahu for 8 months in the late 60's and we ate lots of mahi mahi. Actually that was the mainstay for fish frys at the time.
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Re: Fishing trips

Postby kellory » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:40 pm

lol. well done, sir. well done. (and that is a great pic with the boy)
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Re: Fishing trips

Postby Sailfish » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:35 am

We took the little ones offshore today for their first time.

We got in @ 90' started chumming and after a bit we got the YT(yellow tail snapper) to show up.

Decent fish, ended up with 3 over 20" though.
Enough for fresh YT ceviche and grilled YT dinner

My boy caught his first shark and was crazy happy,
My girl caught the first keeper YT of the boat and her life

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Re: Fishing trips

Postby Ohio farms » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:50 pm

Nice, Sailfish. I'm sure that they must really taste great so fresh. I'm jealous, grateful that I'm 10 minutes from Lake Erie.
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Re: Fishing trips

Postby Sailfish » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:22 am

Finished up the trip with our 2 day limit of these tasty fella's

Lobster were huge and plentiful this year.
My son 7 actually dove in and netted himself.
pretty neat experience

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Re: Fishing trips

Postby Ohio farms » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:27 pm

Now if I could catch lobsters where I live, that's all I would do. Love em. Nice stringer of crustaceans.
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Re: Fishing trips

Postby VeteranOutdoorsAndy » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:08 pm

I think that beard forced the fish to bite

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Re: Fishing trips

Postby Sailfish » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:41 pm

We did a rare offshore night trip this past Friday. My pal got a new boat a few months back and he wanted to do an nighttime snapper trip

radar about 4 hours before departure
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Leaving the ramp
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The crew
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Just before sundown
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Next morning was filet time.
This was my haul

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Scamp grouper, Mango snapper, and other reef fish.

The seas were perfect at sundown, ran 40+ mph all the way out.
@ 11 pm, the winds turned solid 13-15 and the seas a sloppy 2'-3, made for a fun ride home

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