Great trip; doplhin/weehoo/tuna

Had a great trip with my dad this weekend.... tuna, dolphin, and weehoo all on dead finger mullet :!:

Didnt take any pictures, but we picked off 18 dolphin and a tiny wahoo off a tiny piece of bamboo in 1100'. All we had for bait was some finger mullet i had netted off the beach (dead and frozen). 4/0 live bait hook through the nose and then skipping them across the surface :) Then we spied some tuna busting, so we dragged same mullet skipping behind the boat. Bam, big skip jack, then BAM dad gets taken to the gunnel. Tuna spooled a big fin-nor spinner with 80 lb braid before breaking off :x . Would have had to have been a monster blackfin or pretty decent yellowfin

this was on the way out to make swordfish drops. Didnt get tight on a sword, but we had several good bites

wind is starting to pick up, I have a feeling Im done fishing for a little while


  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    Epic day with dad. Congrats, gotta love when the fish aren't picky for live bait and will eat whatever you had on board.

    Keeping busy while away from Florida
  • Kevinwwings2Kevinwwings2 Posts: 1,268 Officer
    I doubt a BFT could nearly spool anything with a drag for 80# line. Wonder if you hooked the Marlin or huge Wahoo, Shark that was there feeding on those Skippies... Either way a good day on the water.
  • LastMangoLastMango Posts: 4,574 Officer
    Too bad you couldn't run down the fish vs getting spooled...
  • Dominic74Dominic74 Posts: 729 Officer
    Wow, great catch!
  • sebastianshinesebastianshine Posts: 128 Deckhand
    LastMango wrote: »
    Too bad you couldn't run down the fish vs getting spooled...
    I doubt a BFT could nearly spool anything with a drag for 80# line.

    We will never know for sure, but there were some pretty large busts going on.

    Rod was a big spinner, the fish took it near the end of the spool. We chased it until we were straight down, fighting like a big tuna. The knot actually broke. Should have backed off the drag a bit when the spool got small. My fault though, I just tied a quick fishermans knot to the leader while we were thick into the dolphin. It was my buddies rod and he had 50 florocarbon leader on it. :banghead:banghead:banghead

    My guess is there was 20 lb of drag on the reel
  • RockNReelerRockNReeler Posts: 1,067 Officer
    Sounds like fun and agree with your weather forecast for coming days!
  • Machine HeadMachine Head Posts: 2,634 Officer
    Thank's for the report sounds like a lot of fun.
    50 wides in no mans land, or your wasting your time.
    "There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." - Kenneth Grahame
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