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FPI 2/9

Decided to run out this morning but we didn't hit the inlet till about 6:45am, we wanted the fog to lift a bit. Pretty smooth ride out considering the forecast. We finally dropped the lines in around 130' and headed east looking for a wahoo. Had some diver plugs as well as some bonita strips. Tried for a while and then added ballyhoo on the outriggers. Around 9am I decided to slow down to 7.5mph, add a few more ballyhoo and change up the shotgun to a cedar plug. Five minutes after I put out the cedar plug, get a huge strike that runs off about 300yards. I'm tightening the drag little by little trying to slow him down a bit and wife pulls in the other lines. I'm thinking we have a big black fin tuna. Fight it for 25+ minutes and finally get it close enough to the boat for a first look.......its a wahoo. Yes my first one. He takes a few more short runs and I'm trying to give the rod to my wife so I can get the gaff but he is not cooperating. Finally we make the change and I'm praying I don't screw up the gaff shot. Well I get him in the boat but it was a crappy gaff shot.....but I'll take it.

I can't believe my first wahoo is on a cedar plug.......


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