12-26 off Cudjoe - Mahi, Wahoo and Waves

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    12-26 off Cudjoe - Mahi, Wahoo and Waves

    We left the dock about 10 and headed out to the color change just over the reef. Set up in 150 feet and start working our way back in going down sea. Itís pretty bouncy and after about Ĺ hour Susan says she is feeling queasy. A few seconds later the outrigger pops. A Mahi starts jumping, Susan is up off the bench to clear lines, gets the gaff and we have a nice bull in the box.

    I offer to head back in but she says sheís feeling better and letís keep going. Time goes by, weíve turned around and are taking the seas on the nose and the rigger pops again. The line starts screaming off the reel and as soon as Susan stands up she feels queasy again. Iím bringing the fish in as fast as I can, Susanís doing her best to deal with lines and as the fish gets close we see STRIPES! We gaff a really green Wahoo right from the water into the fish box and drop the lid. Phew, that fish was on a 60# mono leader.

    The Wahoo wasn't the only thing green but for the second time Susan says she feels better and we can stay out if I want. I hated to leave them biting and might be game but torturing her would definitely not be a good move. We headed back to dry land.

    Water temp 75, wind and seas from the SE, pretty sporty with a good color change right off the reef. Fish caught in 105 to 115 feet and today (like so many other days) pink was the color.

    Tom

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    Capt. Tom Urban, "urbanRenewal", Cudjoe Key, FL www.LooeKeyReefAdventures.com

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    Nice work !!

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    Kudos on a great day and catching some super nice fish to boot! We are finally back in BPK for about a week and hope to target and land some grouper the last week of their season. Hope she feels better and you guys made some great meals!

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    Nice going Tom & good decision coming back.
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    Ron,

    Susan is mostly bulletproof offshore but every so often... beating feet back to shore was the only "right" choice!
    Capt. Tom Urban, "urbanRenewal", Cudjoe Key, FL www.LooeKeyReefAdventures.com

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    Your a true gentleman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanRenewal View Post
    We left the dock about 10......
    Hmmm...I'm starting to see a trend.

    Nice quick catchin' trip!

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    Sweet!

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    Nice report. Good day to be out.

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    Sweet!

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    Wow-Wahoo on mono- Well done Tom. Must have been rolling to get Susan queasy.

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