Stud Wahoo on a Snapper Rig Jupiter 8/16

Spent the day fishing with our buddy Charlie Stuve out of Jupiter Inlet. Loaded the well with 200 sardines just outside the inlet and headed out in search of Muttons. Charlie had a 12lb and 17lb Mutton this week so we had high expectations. Had my 14-year old son and his buddy on board for a trip before school begins on Monday. Set up in 120' and from the first drop had solid action all day. Caught Muttons, Mangroves, Big Kings, Blue Runners, Spinner Sharks and got schooled by a few fish we couldn't stop. Highlight of the trip was when my son yells from the bow "HUGE WAHOO". This sucker looked like a log in the water and was all lit up, swims up to the boat and circles us twice. We only have snapper rigs with 30lb fluoro leaders. His buddy grabs a small blue runner from the well and flips it out to the Hoo who instantly attacks it and slices it in half. Charlie and I are running around the boat like crazy men looking for a wire rig when my 14-year old son tosses a 6" sardine on a mono leader out to the Hoo and he eats! Well all hell breaks lose and we chase the thing for 30 minutes and my son does an incredible job dancing this thing around the boat, nearly falling overboard twice. Got her next to the boat and we sink 2 gaffs in her and haul her in. Taped out at 70" and weighed 65lbs on a digital scale back at the dock. My son is 6'2" so you get an idea of the size. Ended up the day in the lnlet catching a bunch of nice Snook. Once in a life experience and my boy did real good today.
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  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    Wow! Here's a report you don't see everyday... Nice job all around!!
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  • on deckon deck Posts: 647 Officer
    You taught him good dad! Nice work!
  • summer dazesummer daze Posts: 883 Officer
    hell of a catch on MONO !!! Definitely once in a lifetime ! I think you may have ruined him...
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  • alacrityalacrity Posts: 2,658 Captain
    awesome. great report. congrats.

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  • juniorbaiterjuniorbaiter Posts: 139 Officer
    S-W-E-E-T !!!
  • fishknutfishknut Posts: 3,925 Captain
    Great story, congrats
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  • Flyers UpFlyers Up Posts: 655 Officer
    Stud Wahoo congrats..
  • 1974Donzi1974Donzi Posts: 99 Deckhand
    Fat Wahoo!!! Job well done!
  • pathfinder11pathfinder11 Posts: 181 Officer
    nice job, great wahoo. always nice to see the big ones still around.
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  • VenturesomeVenturesome Posts: 1,743 Officer
    now that is a great story....congrats.
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  • IshIsh Posts: 797 Officer
    That is a great fish , prob my favorite fish to catch .. Way to go team !!!
  • PaulBoatPaulBoat Posts: 4,389 Officer
    Fabulous! Congratulations...

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  • Team TuppensTeam Tuppens Posts: 509 Officer
    Awesome!! Nice Work Guy's!!
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  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,258 Captain
    Man that is so freaking cool!!!!~
    Catch of a lifetime for sure,and insane on mono w 30lb leader.:hail

    Were you in a blue goldline by chance?I waved at a boat on the N Jetty around 3:30 PM.
    (was doing about 50 in a 33 Contender)
    Guys were snook fishing, and the snorkelers were right next to boat.

    That is one awesome day!!
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  • RockNReelerRockNReeler Posts: 1,067 Officer
    OMG...now that's a fish story worth reading!
  • RedRichRedRich Posts: 241 Deckhand
    WOW!!! Thats amazing. Good job on the Jupiter Super Slam.
  • BacDocBacDoc Posts: 676 Officer
    Great report and amazing stud Wahoo!

    Proving once again a good angler doesn't need 50W and wire rigged $50 wahoo lures to put a slob Ono in the boat.

    Tight crew work on this trophy catch!
  • LastMangoLastMango Posts: 4,574 Officer
    ****, I laughed out loud at the "wire" part of the story... We all stay up late getting prepared for the next day of fishing and we still end up running around with our hair on fire now and then....

    That's a GREAT story, and a GREAT catch...
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  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,258 Captain
    BacDoc wrote: »
    Great report and amazing stud Wahoo!

    Proving once again a good angler doesn't need 50W and wire rigged $50 wahoo lures to put a slob Ono in the boat.

    Tight crew work on this trophy catch!

    True that BacDoc. In fact just about EVERY year someone gets a 60-90+lb hoo while snapper fishing off Jupiter. Typically on a TLD15 and a dead sardine! Talk about an exciting way to catch em!!
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  • maddoxrjmaddoxrj Posts: 113 Officer
    Wow! Good for you guys..lucky for your son to have a Dad like you.
  • sailfish-007sailfish-007 Posts: 97 Deckhand
    What an amazing story! Thanks for sharing.
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  • Net 30Net 30 Posts: 953 Officer
    e-money wrote: »
    Man that is so freaking cool!!!!~
    Catch of a lifetime for sure,and insane on mono w 30lb leader.:hail

    Were you in a blue goldline by chance?I waved at a boat on the N Jetty around 3:30 PM.
    (was doing about 50 in a 33 Contender)
    Guys were snook fishing, and the snorkelers were right next to boat.

    That is one awesome day!!

    Yup...that was us. My son was sitting down and resting after getting spanked by the Hoo earlier. Still can't believe it all came together. Funny part of the story...his leader had begun to fray and I thought "We'll probably get one more snapper before I re-rig" and then the Hoo hit. The whole time we're thinking "should have re-tied!".
  • The NickoThe Nicko Posts: 475 Deckhand
    Holy sheet...Outstanding job crew!!!
  • a1amarinea1amarine Posts: 210 Deckhand
    sweet, and on mono thats impressive.
  • No CompetitionNo Competition Posts: 413 Officer
    Thats awesome! Love it!
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  • Critter GitterCritter Gitter Posts: 125 Officer
    Awesome job!!!! Stud wahoo! I can't believe she was just cruising around the boat like that! Definitely impressive on mono! WTG :beer
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  • AlwaysforwardAlwaysforward Posts: 1,502 Captain
    Awesome Hoo... Congrats to your son for an superb job landing that fish with mono :applause
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  • saltygator11saltygator11 Posts: 129 Deckhand
    nice hoo!
  • Offshore9393Offshore9393 Posts: 469 Officer
    thats a nice one
  • jrod2940jrod2940 Posts: 82 Deckhand
    Nice hoo great job on mono wow!!!
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