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Well, today it was going to be just Pete (Swordawet) and myself.

We left Sandsprit at 0700am and exiting the inlet, we headed Southeast a bit and in 30' of water, we hit Greenies galore. Each cast brought up 5 to 6 fish. Just to make sure, we stopped by Bullshark on the way out and got a few more.. total 4 dozen in 20 minutes. :thumbsup

We headed Southeast bound and the seas were BEAUTIFUL!!! Flat Calm. :hail

In 65', we came upon a very well formed weedline with large patches of weed. We deployed 2 livey's just to see if anyone was home and in the meantime, of course, I got hungry.. so ... out came the chicken wings. :hungry

Just as I was ready to indulge, my rod goes off like a freight train. It turns out to be a large bonito and as it swam back and forth, it was really starting to zig zag. As I turned my head to the left, I spot a huge Hammerhead swim directly under the boat. :hairraiser:hairraiser

This guy was smelling the blood from the bonito and started to chase him down.. thus the zig zag.

The bonito finally tries to get away by wrapping himself around the lower unit and boy.. was that a mistake which you will see on the video. Pay close attention to the shark grabbing the bonito and you can see the head sticking out of one side and the tail out of the other.

Ok Pat... I really felt like Jeremy Wade.. but does he crap his pants like I did when something surprises him??? :rotflmao:rotflmao

Afterwards, we went to 250' and nada ... so we trolled towards shallower water. In 150', we hook up to a small dolphin.. 26". :shrug

Nothing more here.

We head shallower and found a nice rip, slick and weed so we deployed the baits again.. and again, a shark hits but much much smaller. He bites the hook off just below the boat.

Later, in 85', we pick up another dolphin.

We had another huge bonito hit and seeing that I need strip baits and deep drop bait, I wanted to make sure that I didn't ruin the meat so check out the gaff job. :grin:grin

We had a few more cutoffs and we decided to head back in.

A great time, with a great buddy!!!!!

Good food, good fishing and good times.

Life is good!




  • PortFiercePortFierce Posts: 127 Officer
    nice one boys!
  • GT FishGT Fish Posts: 9,448 Officer
    Profanity laden cuss fest! I gotta go wash my ears..:cool:
  • ShoelessShoeless Posts: 2,110 Captain
    Excellent work Pedro and Eric!!!!!
  • M T PocketsM T Pockets Posts: 551 Officer
    That hammerhead was awesome!!:hairraiser
    Looks like a beautiful day out there, way to go Pete and Eric!!:fishing
  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,804 Moderator
    That shark encounter was pretty cool! Feisty big fella!

    Congrats on catching on a very nice day out guys. Thanks again for the invite, but I'm a weekend warrior (not by choice) :)

    Keeping busy while away from Florida
  • Go MongoGo Mongo Posts: 2,074 Captain
    Looks like a great time as usual!
    Good work and that shark footage was very cool!
    “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  • roweryborowerybo Posts: 2,091 Officer
    at least you guys got some bites. congrats
  • Dream RealityDream Reality Posts: 893 Officer
    Always enjoy video reports. Good tunes too!
  • LastMangoLastMango Posts: 4,574 Officer
    ****........... You guys suck................ ROFL............. Wings........ Peanuts....... Hammerheads... AND THEN......... Desert.........

    Our trips are booooooooooooring..............................
  • The NickoThe Nicko Posts: 475 Deckhand
    What an awesome time!!! Looks like you guys have a blast out there.!! Way to go!
  • LastMangoLastMango Posts: 4,574 Officer
    Man, that was some great footage of a feisty hammerhead! I suspect the wings drew him in.......
  • century7century7 Posts: 2,410 Captain
    I counted 52 course words in a 7 minute video.

    I am guessing if you hooked another pelican he would not have been getting rescued by Pete.

    Was impressed with the fruit on the boat, that is the first time I have seen you with something nutritious on the water.
    It works 60% of the time all the time......
  • AlwaysforwardAlwaysforward Posts: 1,512 Captain
    Love the hammerhead racing around the boat. Definitely brings up the excitement onboard. Pete, how come you didn't dive in a save that Bonita :grin

  • WhatknotWhatknot Posts: 33 Greenhorn
    century7 wrote: »
    I counted 52 course words in a 7 minute video.

    I am guessing if you hooked another pelican he would not have been getting rescued by Pete.

    Was impressed with the fruit on the boat, that is the first time I have seen you with something nutritious on the water.

    Yep, was thinking I might be seeing a host of import beers instead of fruit. Impressive Sir.
  • PairadoxPairadox Posts: 323 Officer
    The hammer head was amazing!
    Looked like lake Atlantic out there, good fun!
    Agree, hammerheads dig wings and hot nuts!
    Dinner and a show, nice job
  • isla21isla21 Posts: 2,115 Officer
    Nice job out there guys! You guys always manage to have a blast out there.
  • LET'S GOLET'S GO Posts: 2,041 Captain
    Yo Eric the Hammer Head was interesting I was waiting for him to hook up and **** around the engine, Pete would need to get in the water to RESCUE him. Thanks for the report. PS I DID NOT GET A CALL????

    baf44a4e-6651-4a38-8a03-7b1c3b6bd22b_zpse5ca0565.jpg L.G. LIFE IS GOOD ON THE "LET'S GO!"
  • bullchaserbullchaser Posts: 931 Officer
    U boys are def on to something! "Team Grubbin" If you eat they will come! Great job fellas
  • RockNReelerRockNReeler Posts: 1,067 Officer
    Nice video. Had the same encounter on Thursday, only our bonito wasn't wrapped and the Hammerhead could not catch it as it peeled off 30 yards of line in 3 seconds to get away from the shark.
  • soflah3soflah3 Posts: 589 Officer
    Nice job guys!
  • LastMangoLastMango Posts: 4,574 Officer
    Eric, I just showed that video to my out of town friend's kids (live on the West Coast of Florida) and they wanted to know why I didn't have a show like that for them on our boat yesterday... That was some great video, you followed that sharks movements very well man...
  • bandit100377bandit100377 Posts: 461 Deckhand
    Way cool video of the shark. It must be a real pain cleaning your boat after wings, peanuts, etc. All the debris on the deck.
  • GarboGarbo Posts: 1,262 Officer
  • Plane Fish nPlane Fish n Posts: 6,439 Admiral

    Thanks buddy.. a long way to go comparing to your slob Cobia.. but hey.. we had fun!


    LOL.... I know you have heard worse!!! I've gotta get on one of your tuna runs.. I'll cater! :hungry


    Thanks buddy.. had fun today looking for a new "Shoeless!"


    Thanks my friend.. we missed you.


    NP buddy.. we will get you out on a weekend.. Lunch next week????


    Thanks my friend.. we always have a good time.. and sometimes we catch something! Which reminds me of a girl I once dated and.... ugh.. I digress.. :hairraiser :wink


    Thanks my friend!!! How's Team Hookin and Bookin doing???? Haven't seen a report lately. :shrug

    Dream Reality,

    Thanks buddy.. I know that sometimes the videos are goofy but hey.. we are a bunch of goof balls!!


    hahaha I'm glad you enjoyed it.. the cuisine isn't "Hickson fare" but it is darn good that's for sure. That's cool that the kids enjoyed the video. It's also funny that they wondered why they didn't see a Hammerhead up close and personal. Hey, I called you right back today but got your voicemail. Give me a shout later on.


    It's good to hear from you my friend. Thanks for the kudos... we had a good time.


    Was it that many curse words???? We are slipping!!!! Hey, you are the one trying to kill me with fried chicken, macaroni and cheese with bacon drippings and the such! :nono


    It was a stellar site.. and I agree.. Pete is a wimp.. if it were me, I would have dove in and removed the hook but hey.. someone had to control the rod and reel!! :grin:grin

    What Knot (sorry, but I don't know your name ... YET!)

    That's pretty funny.. but hey.. the fruit was a good start.. right???? :willynilly


    Thanks buddy!!! Dinner and a show is perfect! Thanks for the PM.. Let's see if we can meet up.. I'll call you.


    Thanks pal... did you see that we caught a phin on the dredge?? I'm gonna start using the one I got from you more often!

    Bo Man,

    If Pete were a real man, he would have saved that poor Bonito!!! I mean, they look a lot more docile than a pelican don't they???? As far as the call.. I'm sorry buddy but Pete already had a full boat with the family from Jupiter.. that we took out last week .. they canceled on the morning of... so it was too late to call.. You know we love you.. well.. not you as much as the wings... JK


    Love it.. Team Grubbin... that's funny :rotflmao... and true!!! Are you back on this side again??


    WOW.. that had to be a sight to see... did your hammerhead go into the frenzy mode with the spastic movements and quick swimming??


    Thanks buddy.. I thought about pulling a PAUL and jumping in with the shark.. but then.. I regained my senses!!!


    It is a pain but WELL WORTH IT... as you and Jim will soon find out! :thumbsup


    Thanks very much.


  • bullchaserbullchaser Posts: 931 Officer
    Yes sir! Working as I type.
  • LET'S GOLET'S GO Posts: 2,041 Captain
    Thanks Eric. A note to the forum the wings were WANT TO BEES as they were not BO'S ORIGINAL but may have bin as good!!

    baf44a4e-6651-4a38-8a03-7b1c3b6bd22b_zpse5ca0565.jpg L.G. LIFE IS GOOD ON THE "LET'S GO!"
  • sailfish-007sailfish-007 Posts: 98 Greenhorn
    Love hammer head sharks. They are so graceful in the water. Nice vid. I need a go pro. Learned a big lessson the hard way while trying to gaff a fish and video at the same time and lost a gaffer dolphin.
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  • swordawetswordawet Posts: 656 Officer
    Thanks all was a stella day on the little piece of pond available for all of us.:)
    "Today's the Day" .... Mel Fisher
  • Plane Fish nPlane Fish n Posts: 6,439 Admiral

    Work. Aaaaargh. Oh well. Someone has to do it.... Right? Glad you're back safe.

    Bo Man

    Definitely not better than yours but a good substitute. Now, johnalkis sausage and peppers are right up there!!

    Sailfish 007

    Thanks buddy. We loved watching him. He was really excited and you know... I was thinking about the fisherman that ocean motion rescued in 300 ft of water last week...yikes :hairraiser


    It is always a pleasure fishing with you. I just have to remember to watch my step getting on the boat :wink

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