Big Jack took me for a ride.

While fishing Pompano on Sunday, I came across a school of fish on the ff. As I cruised around it, my goggle eye was taken off the surface. The first 3 minutes of video was off me watching the line peel off my reel. The fish never gave me a chance to crank. After trying to chase it down, it slowed down where I was able to gain my line back. Now it was taking me for a ride! Pulling me south which was a big help since I drifted north. FINALLY, I was able to get it to the surface. The Jack was 37.5 inches. I couldn't revive it, so It was donated to a friend for shark bait. Here's the video.

http://youtu.be/eLdoVGo_KwM

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  • PottymouthPottymouth Posts: 1,547 Officer
    Beast jack.. Nice work.
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  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,294 Moderator
    wow, that's a big jack!
    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • YakNPompYakNPomp Posts: 227 Deckhand
    Captain Yak: Hope you dont mind me asking where you get your gogs from in Pompano Beach? I'd like to start using them more often but I don't have a good source here.

    Nice Jack btw!
  • Captain YakCaptain Yak Posts: 679 Officer
    Definitely don't mind. I buy them at Taha Marine Center. It's on the northeast side of the bridge on Atlantic. They are $7 each. They've also got live pilchard and frozen bait. I go on Sundays and they are always open when I get there at 5:30.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    If you don't lose, you will eventually win.
    - Helio Gracie

    Links:
    YouTube - SoFlo Kayak Fishing
    Valente Brother's Jiu-Jitsu Fort Lauderdale
  • YakNPompYakNPomp Posts: 227 Deckhand
    Captin Yak: Thank you & keep up the great work with the videos!
  • G10pastoreG10pastore Posts: 7 Greenhorn
    Awesome Cap ... I also had a free ride this weekend from my first landed King - was push'n 50 lbs. Do you happen to know Tim from Jupiter area? Not sure of his member name..... I caught this lady out of Briny Breezes ...
  • Captain YakCaptain Yak Posts: 679 Officer
    G10pastore wrote: »
    Awesome Cap ... I also had a free ride this weekend from my first landed King - was push'n 50 lbs. Do you happen to know Tim from Jupiter area? Not sure of his member name..... I caught this lady out of Briny Breezes ...

    Thanks! Sorry don't know Tim. I mainly fish Pompano and occasionally Dania Beach. I'd like to go north one of these days. Congrats on your first king!!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    If you don't lose, you will eventually win.
    - Helio Gracie

    Links:
    YouTube - SoFlo Kayak Fishing
    Valente Brother's Jiu-Jitsu Fort Lauderdale
  • davederbdavederb Posts: 887 Officer
    Beast Jack!! Must have been a fun fight. Congrats!
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  • inshore daveinshore dave Posts: 537 Officer
    Nice jack.
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  • timmcollinstimmcollins Posts: 826 Officer
    Got hammered by those big jacks on the Delray wrecks. Thought I had a decent AJ at first, because it would dive straight down. After the third one, I decided to save my gear and move on...
    Nice King G10!

    It was nice meeting you and Alex, now smoke that Big Dog!:hungry
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  • palmbeachpetepalmbeachpete Posts: 2,620 Captain
    Jacks always give you a great fight. Nice fish.
  • shallow water assassinshallow water assassin Posts: 389 Officer
    Nice catch man. Jacks that size are a trophy for sure
  • kayakfrankkayakfrank Posts: 791 Officer
    Arm Bruiser Jack! You may have to rebuild your reel after that bad boy. LOL.
    Fish Hard...Or Don't Fish At All.
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