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Old 08-13-2018, 10:17 PM   #61
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:58 PM   #62
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Whats the deal with the inshore bite? This time last year we catching SBFT trolling beer cans at the dump. Reports seem dead. Anyone getting out there?
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:00 PM   #63
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:13 AM   #64
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Whats the deal with the inshore bite? This time last year we catching SBFT trolling beer cans at the dump. Reports seem dead. Anyone getting out there?
My uncle hits that general area a lot and says the SBFT bite this year is absolutely dead. He's been avoiding the skunk by bringing a flat of butter fish all chunked up and tossing handfuls at high flyers to get the mahi fired up. Having fun with small ones on light tackle. He did get a really nice white marlin last week on a daisy chain style lure with a splasher bird in front and a skirted ballyhoo as the stinger. That was the first fish the made the 50W sing this year though. I guess its a good year if you like to tangle with the giants. The local guys I follow on social media seem to have a lot of trucks waiting at the dock, hoisting fish off the deck.

I'm headed out tomorrow to the popular spot to see if I cant get a bonito. Any tips? not looking for spots, just tactics.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:49 PM   #65
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Sorry I killed the tuna thread. I guess I need to throw in an Elizabeth Warren comment to move the needle around here these days.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:35 PM   #66
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It is more a case of the lack of thunnus that is causing the crickets Mike. Bones/albies are the same tactics: light leader of 12-15# floro and a small epoxy or metal lure of 1/2-1 oz. they are addictive
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:50 PM   #67
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:59 PM   #68
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theres fish around. guys are just being quiet about it. the giant fishermen are getting some rec fish in the mix. i'm gonna start going after them soon. ive been out east sharking a few times and haven't seen anything tunaish yet though

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Old 09-06-2018, 08:09 PM   #69
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Sure are fish around. Local guy has gone large each of the past four days. Heard that 37 of 50 odd boats there hooked up.....

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yeah seems the hot bite missed the dump to coxes and are on the banks. Doesn't set up well for me. Time to start Hoeing.
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:53 AM   #71
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Jeffries....

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inside over the mud as well...

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yeah seems the hot bite missed the dump to coxes and are on the banks. Doesn't set up well for me. Time to start Hoeing.
That was brief and a bit exaggerated when it went by I am hearing.
There seems to be nothing going on south of NE, including the edge... Maybe they hung in NY/NJ for too long and scampered by.

Watch, this will be a year they blow through the blackfish grounds in November while we are all anchored up watching....

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62" Tuna - SEC

Sun 9/16
Went to the general area I was targeting - SEC south in the 3-5 mile range offshore. Had sporadic tuna busting since sunrise along the 5-5.5 mile range. Couple miles south of Golf Ball decided to turnaround & work the 250-325' depth which was 3-5 miles offshore. Happy to share my son (with a little help from his Uncle & Dad) landed his first tuna.

We decided to drift a while and about 10 mins later a school of decent sized tuna started busting bait 50+ yds away but heading in our direction. We patiently waited and my son placed a great cast and was instantly tight. Fish was a mean bastard and we fought on spinning gear for ~1.5 hrs before we safely gaffed it.

Guppy - looks like we were in same general area, what type of boat were you on?
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:31 PM   #76
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Sun 9/16
Went to the general area I was targeting - SEC south in the 3-5 mile range offshore. Had sporadic tuna busting since sunrise along the 5-5.5 mile range. Couple miles south of Golf Ball decided to turnaround & work the 250-325' depth which was 3-5 miles offshore. Happy to share my son (with a little help from his Uncle & Dad) landed his first tuna.

We decided to drift a while and about 10 mins later a school of decent sized tuna started busting bait 50+ yds away but heading in our direction. We patiently waited and my son placed a great cast and was instantly tight. Fish was a mean bastard and we fought on spinning gear for ~1.5 hrs before we safely gaffed it.

Guppy - looks like we were in same general area, what type of boat were you on?
I seen a black hull, looked like tight, didn’t want to get too close,,,
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Good job man congrats making memories. I will be down there next weekend
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:20 PM   #78
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Sun 9/16
Went to the general area I was targeting - SEC south in the 3-5 mile range offshore. Had sporadic tuna busting since sunrise along the 5-5.5 mile range. Couple miles south of Golf Ball decided to turnaround & work the 250-325' depth which was 3-5 miles offshore. Happy to share my son (with a little help from his Uncle & Dad) landed his first tuna.

We decided to drift a while and about 10 mins later a school of decent sized tuna started busting bait 50+ yds away but heading in our direction. We patiently waited and my son placed a great cast and was instantly tight. Fish was a mean bastard and we fought on spinning gear for ~1.5 hrs before we safely gaffed it.

Guppy - looks like we were in same general area, what type of boat were you on?

thats a great catch,,, How do you keep your Seahunt so clean .. mine hasnt looked like that since day 1 lol
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thats a great catch,,, How do you keep your Seahunt so clean .. mine hasnt looked like that since day 1 lol
He cleans it
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thats a great catch,,, How do you keep your Seahunt so clean .. mine hasnt looked like that since day 1 lol
There's a general boat/hull cleaning page (Willie Hoven - seems to specialize in cleaning SH boats down south) on FB that has provided excellent insight. I even wet sanded my boat prior to season to remove many years of scratches in my navy blue hull.

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There's a general boat/hull cleaning page (Willie Hoven - seems to specialize in cleaning SH boats down south) on FB that has provided excellent insight. I even wet sanded my boat prior to season to remove many years of scratches in my navy blue hull.
Thanks i need to sand mine as well your dark hull must be hard . i will check it out
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