jumbo tuna and mutton snapper off pompano

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    jumbo tuna and mutton snapper off pompano

    Kellan and I got a late start yesterday, we launched off pompano around 9:30am. The waves were crashing pretty hard on the beach but we managed to get out after a good soaking. We headed out to the first wreck and on my first drop with a jig, my line started screaming. I get the fish up to the yak and realize it is a very nice mutton. This is my first mutton on a jig. I must say this was a very nice start to the day. There was a slight north current which made it ideal for wreck fishing. We stayed around the corey and chris wreck for a while and picked up a couple AJ's and almacos. Kellan then mentioned we should go fish a secret ledge that has been very productive in the past. (sorry, cant tell you where that is) as soon as we get there, both kellan and i are hooked up on some big fish. My drag is screaming and i thought for sure it was a big AJ taking me down to the wreck to cut me off, but to my suprise, it was a jumbo tuna. I get him in the boat and scream to kellan that i got a jumbo black fin, he heads over to me with his fish and it is a jumbo black fin as well. They were both right at 15lbs. After a little celebrating, we bleed the fish and got them in the cooler. on my very next drop, i am hooked up again. This fish took probably 75% of my line, i think it was another jumbo black fin but when the drag finally slows down and i start to reel than SNAP, i got cut off. as you can imagine i was swearing like a druken sailor. I pulled up my line and there was just 1 inch of leader left on my line. i am assuming i was cut off in the wreck. after that i managed a couple bonnies and some small almacos, i believe Kellan pulled in three more black fin. it turn out to be an epic day. enjoy the pics

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    Quick Question

    What kayak cart would you recommend for pulling a Tarpon 130T over some really holey, rocky, bumpy terrain? I see you have one stashed in your yak and curious as to what ya'll recommend.

    Oh yeah, Nice fish!


    Thanks!

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    if you are pulling a kayak over sand, you will need the ballon wheels like in the pics above. the bigger the wheels, the better. if you are going over payment or rocky surfaces, hard plastic wheels will be fine. there are some black plastic wheels with treads that works pretty well.

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    Nice job. I'll be looking to get out there next week. I see Kellan is enjoying his revo.


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    very nice guys! Where are the Jumbos? LOL

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    Awesome. Great report.

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    good job guys

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    good trip

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    Nice! I was out the day before at dania and had nothing but bonito all over: busting up bait on the top, hitting my jigs on the bottom and halfway up. I should have slept in and went out the next day!

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    Wow nice haul!!

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