Mac53 wrote: »
Although you mentioned Braid, is it OK to fish all mono or is it braid with a mono topshot only?
Hoogan wrote: »
Obviously I'm in no position to answer your question, but I can share my experience with you re. Mono VS Braid.
I fished with mono for well over 3 decades so making the change to braid was not an easy one for this this old dog, but I made the switch and hung in there for a full YC trip and never looked back again. Sure I still like using mono for Muttons particularly a Saltiga 40 with 30 lb. monofilament when all the conditions line up, but these days when I go on the 'Capts I fish braid 80 percent of the time and my catch ratio is definitely up.
Now... Circle hooks VS "J" hooks... I'm still NOT convinced circles are more productive than "J"
I use circles when I'm deep or there's a lot of current, other wise give me a 6/0 or 7/0 Gamakatsu or Owner Octopus and hardly miss fish on the hook up. Needless to say I'll be using circles in the GOM as required.
Guys... there are 2 newly posted PR Lite trips in August on the YC website that are wide open, I'm already signed up for the second one in August.
Sea-r-cy wrote: »
Scheduled to go on the 5/12/16 3 day Pulley Ridge trip, looking forward to it. Anyone else on this trip?
capcioffi wrote: »
Greg, thanks for the reports. Family lives in Jacksonville, FL and we talk about your reports all the time. Group of us are trying to get our crap together for one of your trips.
Yankee Capts wrote: »
We went out that way on a 3 day last year.
Not much bottom close together, hence the reason the place is nicknamed "The Desert" once you get west of Riley's and Tortugas Bank. We all know what the wrecks hold at that way.
Once you get to 100 fathoms the deep dropping is great. However the Franklin Loop Current can be a issue. I have a pile of numbers out that way but I figure it would take me a week to get a feel for it. The good thing is the deep drop regs in the GOM are very fair. Much better than the SA.
Since we are here in the summer now maybe I will take a ride and get some answers. It certainly does not scarce me. After fishing on Georges Bank in 3 knots of tide I think I could figure something out. The think that spooks me is the conditions. It is a long ride back to the "reef" if we can't hold bottom out that way.
It would have to be a very limited group with 18-20 people only. It would also be expensive as fuel consumption is going to be high.
If we get enough interest I would consider it.
stc1993 wrote: »
Those long range trips get expensive over 1K by the time you pay all the shares of expenses.