Last light boca hooooo

Buddy calls me yesterday mornin and asked if I could swing a late afternoon wahoo troll after work. Affirmative. We dip his 20 footer in about 5pm and before long we are set  up outa boca trolling the reef north. We begin seeing a lot of bait and some kings airing out so we troll through.no bites except a medium Bonita. We make a good ways north and then whip it back south to troll home to boca. The suns gettin low along with the boats morale, but I knew all we needed was one bite. One fish to turn the trip around. One of my buddies makes a comment about how dark it’s gettin hinting to me to stop dreaming and wrap it up. “One more pass” I beg.  I got my way! one more out to what I think is about 200’ (no gps) and I’m swinging back toward boca. I don’t make it to my desired turnaround depth before the tiagra starts singing the wahoo song. Dumps a little line before we get him turned and making way to the transom. A swift hand line job and a clean gaff shot and we are lookin at a fat boca striper on the deck ! Moons out hoos out!

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  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,697 Captain
    Nice catch.
  • CoastalCatchCoastalCatch Lighthouse PointPosts: 419 Deckhand
    edited August 2018 #3
    Never say never...well done! :) 

    "Doubt sees the obstacles—faith sees the way." ~  IRA LEE ESHLEMAN, WPB

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  • jayfrizzojayfrizzo Posts: 51 Greenhorn


  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 9,980 Admiral
    nice!
    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • GarysmoGarysmo Ft. Pierce, FloridaPosts: 767 Officer
    Great fish.....
  • bluechipbluechip Posts: 179 Deckhand
    Great fish. Did the same thing the other night except I never got the bite haha 
  • Flight RiskFlight Risk Posts: 2,473 Captain
    Perseverance pays off!  Nice catch!

    Pura Vida!
  • wilburzwilburz Posts: 965 Officer
    nice one!

    Happiness is a belt fed weapon!

  • JEN'S REVENGEJEN'S REVENGE Posts: 640 Officer
    I thought it was snook's out, balls out, nice work cody!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • fishfullthinkingfishfullthinking Posts: 67 Greenhorn
    Nice!
  • LiveSouthFLLiveSouthFL Posts: 140 Deckhand
    Nice work! I trolled some strips on planers on Friday morning from Boca to Boynton with no luck! Congrats on the 'hoo!
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  • ldavid516ldavid516 Posts: 309 Deckhand
    thats a PIG
  • blakhawkdocblakhawkdoc Posts: 212 Deckhand
    Nice fish. Thank you for the report
  • Reel MullarkeyReel Mullarkey Posts: 1,842 Captain
    The 5 minute warning works again! I love making that call and messing it up with a Fish On!

    Were you guys high speed trolling or meat fishing? 
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  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 1,764 Captain
    Well done, nice story -- Congrats !
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