5/21 FP- Hand lining Goliaths

Florida Sportsman

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member TCangler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Port Sant Lucie, FL
    Posts
    34

    5/21 FP- Hand lining Goliaths

    So my buddy Harry aka (Floridaboy) bought a spool of heavy duty hand line to try up aginst the massive goliaths. Sounded crazy but we gave it a shot. We loaded up the boat and headed straight to the Boils. After getting some threadfins, we started fishin! We caught a few big jacks and kept them for the goliaths. About 30 of fishin I pulled in a decent sized under slot gag grouper! After catching the jacks we rigged up and dropped one down. Two minutes of soaking and Harry gets slammed almost pulling him in. Fought him for a minute until he snapped the hand line. Quick re-rig and we send another one down, took a little longer but he gets crushed again. But once again the massive goliath tore through the rig. We got worked! Decided to then head in and stop to drift FP inlet with the rest of our threadfins. The second drift I get thumped and pull up a fat 26inch redfish! Did one more drift and called it a day, overall a very exciting day on the water!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails P5200725.jpg  

  2. #2
    Senior Member Jimmytalk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    587
    Nice red.

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk 2

  3. #3
    Senior Member Cat173's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    On The Water
    Posts
    100
    Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Monday. Good job :full

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,380
    When I was a kid, we (my buddy & I) fished for Jewfish with a 1/2 inch manila rope and 6 ft of 1/8 inch chain attached to a hook the size of your hand - we weighed the biggest one we caught, and it was right at 600 lbs.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Permit Rat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Stuart, Fla., Veracruz, Mx.
    Posts
    1,847
    Quote Originally Posted by Idlewilde View Post
    When I was a kid, we (my buddy & I) fished for Jewfish with a 1/2 inch manila rope and 6 ft of 1/8 inch chain attached to a hook the size of your hand - we weighed the biggest one we caught, and it was right at 600 lbs.
    I was gonna say......This is also the way the Key West natives fished for jewfish. And as guides, all the Key West light tackle guides had "jewfish lines" in their boats at all times. Mine consisted of a length of parachute cord, followed by about 4 lbs. of trolling weights; crimped (swedged?) cable and a huge hook. If we were fishing on a Gulf wreck and started losing fish to "something" below, then over went the jewfish line, cleated at the stern. If it was a big fish, starting the boat's engine and idling forward a few feet, kept the fish out of the wreck. We always sold our jewfish to a favorite Key West Cuban restaurant. "Guasa," was a Cuban dish to die for and my mouth still waters at the thought of this, now over 20 years ago.

  6. #6
    Moderator Fi$h2nguyen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Too damn far from the salt
    Posts
    5,989
    Awesome!! Can't wait to try tug of war with a Goliath!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Capt.AW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Fort Pierce
    Posts
    675
    I haven't had any issues with the 400lb I have set up on my yoyo. Harry watched me get broke off for the first time the other week, but that was because of a poor knot. Crimps and crimp tool would have been nice to have that day.

    Nice work on the red.

  8. #8
    Senior Member FloridaBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Ft. Pierce
    Posts
    282
    Adam I tried 250lb dacron and as soon as it touched the structure down there it cut right off. I went and got some rope and will be prepared next time. It was a little rough while we were there and it was hard enough to stay standing on the flats boat. Will dedinately bring more bait next time also, it was just a quick trip not really planned. Whenever you wanna go out and give em a try again im down!

  9. #9
    Member TCangler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Port Sant Lucie, FL
    Posts
    34
    Yea we definitely have to spool up with some of that 400lb line or chain!! we got to try again next time its calm out

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    159
    The dacron will work but as you found out you definitely have to keep it off the structure. I rig with with 600Lb X-tra hard mono top shot (30 feet) spliced into the dacron. It's tight (which is good) but it will fit. That x-tra hard mono is beyond cut resistant - you cannot kill it. We slay them at will - pics and video are on my website www.insideoutfishing.com

    Good luck to you guys!
    Todd

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •