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    Way Offshore

    We decided to hit some numbers past the 400' contour line. Definitely worth the run time, although next time need to budget for more line in the water time for further exploration. Spent most of the day running, but the fish were there. While we did come up empty trolling, deep dropping was interesting. Neil F. bagged a nice Yellow-Edge Grouper around 25 pounds and I managed a 50 plus pound AJ that hit on the bottom at 430' (not fun, especially when you are expecting another big deep-water Grouper). Looking forward to more time fishing this depth to better learn how to approach it.

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    THAT is WAY offshore. I would guess That yellow edge is close to 40lbs, maybe it's the picture but that's a big dog!

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    Nice fish! I could only imagine the fight of that AJ in 400 plus feet!

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    Nice work, how far of a run was it?

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    approx 95 miles. Makes more sense to overnight when going that far to maximize fishing time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surferjs01 View Post
    Nice fish! I could only imagine the fight of that AJ in 400 plus feet!
    It actually fought more like a really big grouper than an AJ, possibly due to the depth and pressure change on the way up.

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    WOW - VERY NICE !!

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    Sounds like a great trip. How long does it take to get 95 miles? 400ft. is really deep.

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    nice catch. count me in next run offshore. will split gas cost.

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    Great trip, Yellow edge on a jig?

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