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    port EPIC MAHI MAHI COBIA COBIA 11-26

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO FISH!!! LOADED UP THE 19 FOOTER AND HEADED EAST..LEFT THE PORT AROUND 530 AND HAD HER WIDE OPEN THE WHOLE WAY..
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    SAW A PART OF A FLOATING DOCK ABOUT 18 MILES OUT..NOTHING ON IT..PERSUED TO THE WEATHER BOUY..AFTER 4 PASSES, 2 KNOCKDOWNS WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE CUDA BITES, HEADED EAST...BAM...50 WIDE IS SCREAMING LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN...AFTER ABOUT 90 SECONDS OF SHREADING THE LINE, THE HOOK POPS...BENT A DOUBLE STRENGTH 10 OT HOOK!!!! I HAD THE DRAG SET WAY TOO TIGHT AND LOST WHAT WAS PROBABLY A 60-80 LB WAHOO WHICH THE GUYS LISTEN TO ME PISS N MOAN ABOUT ALL DAY...HEADED EAST AND FOUND SOME WEED AT 160'...3 PHIN IN THE BOAT..NO MISSES..HEADED EAST, 4 LINES DOWN AND 4 PHINS DOING ARIEL ACROBATICS...LANDED 2 AND LOST 2...HEADED EAST TO 400' WHERE OH ME OH MY THE DEBRIS WAS EVERYWHERE AND FIELDS OF WEED...HOOKED UP A NICE SAIL WE BOATED AND RELEASED ALONG WITH A PESKY SHARK...LANDED 5 MORE PHINS ALL 10-14 LBS...HEADED BACK WEST AROUND 2 PM...PICKED UP 1 MORE PHIN ON A WEED LINE IN 240'...HEADED IN AT 3 PM..WE PASSED SEVERAL TURTLES ON THE WAY WHICH WE CASTED A JIG ON BUT NOTHING...THEN I TOLD THE GUYS, MAN IF WE GET A COBE ON THE WAY IN, I PROMISE I WON'T PISS N MOAN ABOUT THE WAHOO WE LOST EARLIER...AND SURE ENOUGH WE SEE THAT SAME FLOATING DOCK WE PASSED ON THE WAY OUT AROUND 12 MILES OUT...AMAZING...ANDY CAST THE JIG HEAD AT THE DOCK AND OUT SWIMS A COBE...BUT HE DIDNT WANT TO EAT IT...QUICKLY I STARTED TOSSING BONITA BITES AND HE WAS EATING SO THE ONLY HOOK ONLINE I HAD WAS A SMALL DIAMOND JIG ON LIGHT 20 LB TACKLE...HOOKED HIM UP AND HAD A NICE BATTLE ON LIGHYT TACKLE..GOT HIM BOAT SIDE AND WHAT COMES UP, ANOTHER COBE...I HOLLARED HAND ME THE THE GAFF! AND HERE COMES EPIC....WITH ROD AND COBE IN ONE HAND, I FREE GAFFED THE OTHER COBE WITH THE OTHER AND FLUNG HIM IN THE BOAT GOING BERZERCK!!!!! THEN GAFFED THE SECOND, AND THE GUYS COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED....AMAZING AND AWESOME!!!! ALL IN ALL, 11 MAHI, 2 COBIA, 1 SAIL, 1 CUDA, 1 SHARK..IN BY 4 PM....ON A 19 FOOTER TO TOP...AND YES THE SMALLEST COBE WAS EXACTLY 33 INCHES...FISHED BALLYHOO ALL DAY...2 TROLLING WEIGHTS WHICH WERE NONSTOP...AND ALL CHINWEIGHTED BALLYHOO WITH EVERYTHING INCLUDING SEE WHICHES, FLATHEADS, AND BILLY BAITS SKIRTS..HIT EVERY COLOR INCLUDING BLUE N WHITE, PINK, ORNAGE, GREAT DAY TO BE ON THE WATER...I SAID IT BEFORE WE LEFT AND ILL SAY IT AGAIN...IF YOU HAVE A BOAT AND WERENT OUT YESTERDAY...WELL...YOU JUST MISSED OUT!!!!!
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    heres a pic of the 19' er that makes the long runs...
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    Awesome job!!

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    Did I just read the most epic fishing story of 2012?!!!!! yes i think i did!

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    Thanks for the post. Great Catch!!

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    GREAT DAY!.................. I'm having withdrawals.

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    Nice story and GAFF WORK captain.

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    Great job!

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    Well, you'll also have that freight train of a Wahoo to think about.

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    Outstanding day congrats.

    Please post pic of boat, I gotta see this 19' that took this load out to 400'

    This post is certainly in the running for the Engel Waterproof Backback Round Up Giveaway!

    http://www.floridasportsman.com/2012...eport-roundup/
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    Awesome Job!
    Dumb Fish Die First

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