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A couple trout and 2 Spoolings....

Launched @ The Pass July 5th. Started on the beach with really clear water. A few jacks on topwater and nothing else. Did see a school of 30-inch tarpon about 50 feet from the dirt. Out towards Blind Pass, nothing. Into the Morgan River, did manage a 16" trout and a ladyfish for chunking. From there to a little island. With a shrimp/cork combo, got a 19-1/2 trout! Off to a little cut to chuck ladyfish. Got spooled twice! First was on 30 pound braid, 30 pound mono leader. Could not turn this fish. 2nd was on 50 pound braid, 80 pound mono leader. Thought I could handle anything 100 lbs or less but was dead wrong. Did see a 5-6 foot hammerhead behind the boart 2-3 times nice sight! Girlfriend was throwing a pink bucktail. And then proceeded to cup the spool to avoid a 3rd spooling. I guess my shark fishing equipment is severly lacking. It was good to get out. Hope to maybe be back next weekend. Be safe and enjoy the 10K!
Polar 1900 Yamaha 115


  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,771 Captain
    Getting spooled.... would happen for us daily - that's why you have a motor on the back of your boat..

    Seriously, the moment you hook up - and it's obvious that you're really picked a fight... keep an eye on the line spool - and when half of it is gone, fire up that motor and get after the fish - just fast enough that your angler can get back all their line, then shut down and find out if that fish can do it a second time....It will be pretty obvious when you're hooked up on something "un-stoppable" and at that point, just break him off and go find a fish you can beat...

    Don't want to tangle with sharks?  Just use a mono leader - no wire, and pretty soon Uncle Toothy will cut itself free... Whenever we're chunking I always make a point of never dropping back to any fish on the bite... Leave your reel in gear, rod in the rodholder with little if any slack at all.  That way you'll rarely ever hook fish deeply (and an ordinary J hook will grab them in the jaws most times...).  
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • CaptJCaptJ Posts: 1,799 Captain
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