8-29-2012 Boynton Wahoo

Headed out this morning with Chris and Billy. Cleared the inlet to seas about 2-4 feet. Head north and put the spread out in 80 feet. Tons of turtle grass and weeds everywhere. Kept getting weeded up from 150-400 feet. After a couple hours of that and getting pushed way north of the lw peir, we head back south. We go into shallower water to get away from the weeds. Going straight south into the waves was a bumpy troll but worth it. South of the peir in 180 we get a knockdown and when i grab the rod i accidently bumped the reel in free spool. Ended up losing him and getting a bird nest. Then about 9:15am we here drag screaming. We turn around and look at the braid and that wasn't going off. Look at the other down rod and drag screaming off with the planer still set. After a quick fight he is boat side and Chris with the gaff shot in the boat he goes. Gave it another hour and half then called it a day. Seas were getting a little chunky in the inlet was starting to pick up. Got the wahoo in 280 feet inbetween the ritz and vanderbelts.









  • PermitchaserPermitchaser Posts: 871 Officer
    nice wahoo
  • saltygator11saltygator11 Posts: 129 Deckhand
    Nice work!
  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    You'll be eating a good dinner shortly. Good work and report. sometimes accidents happen but you made up for it. live and learn right?
  • The NickoThe Nicko Posts: 475 Deckhand
    Great report and great job guys... Appreciate the time and effort.. Nice Hoo...!!!!!!!!
  • Dominic74Dominic74 Posts: 727 Officer
    Nice job on the Hoo! right before the full moon too. What did he hit?
  • isla21isla21 Posts: 2,115 Officer
    Nice job as always guys!
  • Corntender23Corntender23 Posts: 14 Greenhorn
    Nice job on that wahoo today jonny. Lov fishing on the Lori Jo. It was ment to b for u today. Thanx for the awesome dinner tonight.
  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator

    Keeping busy while away from Florida

  • Offshore9393Offshore9393 Posts: 469 Officer
    what did it eat? Water looks like really stirred up were you able to find any clear water? Nice fish
  • Team TuppensTeam Tuppens Posts: 509 Officer
    Nice Job!!! Great Dinner!!
  • GT FishGT Fish Posts: 9,448 Officer
    Nice work..What kind of boat is that old contender or WW?
  • GRSCGRSC Posts: 926 Officer
    Thought I saw a red wahoo flag dangling off the back when the trailer passed my office - nice job!
  • Sea EraSea Era Posts: 491 Officer
    Great report and HOO!!
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,258 Captain
    That's awesome! (and good news)
    USCG Freelance Licensed Captain
    20 years experience Offshore & Bahamas ( Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Swordfish & Bottom Fish.)
    (I teach people how to be more effective AND catch MORE and BIGGER fish on their own boats!)
  • Lori Jo FishingLori Jo Fishing Posts: 666 Officer
    Thanks for all the replies.

    snook87, right before that 1st hit, i just ate a piece of fried chicken. Guess i didn't get all the grease off my finger's.

    Dominic74, he ate a strip.

    Corntender23, Thanks Billy, we'll double team them this weekend. Lori Jo and the Corntender.

    offshore9393, He ate a strip, and we didn't see any clear water. Out in 400 it got a little better but still green.

    GT Fish, it's an 88 Oceanmaster 27 foot.

    GRSC, bet that got your attention. LOL
  • PaulBoatPaulBoat Posts: 4,389 Officer
    Awesome Jon. WTG

    Sent from my Droid on "THIS side"
  • Dream RealityDream Reality Posts: 890 Officer
    Sweet! Nice report!!!
  • HooklesslureHooklesslure Posts: 170 Officer
    Way to go guys!!! I haven't been out since seeing you that day at the ramp. Never ended up getting anything but bonita and a barracuda. See you soon. Congrats!
  • robalorogrobalorog Posts: 495 Officer
    Nice detailed report. Great pics. I have also accidentally freespooled after a bite(never on a hoo though) At least you made up for it and put one in the cooler..
  • LET'S GOLET'S GO Posts: 2,040 Captain
    Nice hoo lets cross our fingers that the full moon will bring lots more. Thanks for the report.

    baf44a4e-6651-4a38-8a03-7b1c3b6bd22b_zpse5ca0565.jpg L.G. LIFE IS GOOD ON THE "LET'S GO!"
  • ShoelessShoeless Posts: 2,064 Captain
    Great job guys!!!!
  • snooknreds2snooknreds2 Posts: 514 Officer
    Way to get out there after the storm and put one in the box.

    Anyway we can see more pics of that awesome boat?!
    A lazy fisherman is a boater!!
  • DarcizzleDarcizzle Posts: 94 Deckhand
    Great job! Very Impressive & love the pics! We are going high-speed trolling tonight specifically for Wahoo! Hope we have the drag screaming as well a few hours from now!
    ~Darcie Lynne

    "No Guts, No Glory."
  • Lori Jo FishingLori Jo Fishing Posts: 666 Officer
    Hooklesslue, yeah that day was slow for us too. 1 bonita and 1 good bite. We'll be out there this weekend.

    LET GO'S, I hope so. Also need the water to clear up.

    snooknreds2, here you go. Found this from a tournament a couple year's ago.

    Darcizzle, hope you get one!!
  • sailfish-007sailfish-007 Posts: 97 Deckhand
    nice to hear they are still around. Good job!
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  • AlwaysforwardAlwaysforward Posts: 1,502 Captain
    Nice Hoo... Thanks for the report :beer

  • VindawgVindawg Posts: 801 Officer
    Very nice Hoo...Way to go!

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