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First Offshore Trip For Mako 282, 6 Year Old And Bigeye Tuna, Oregon Inlet 6-21-14

Old 06-23-2014, 07:34 AM
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Default First Offshore Trip For Mako 282, 6 Year Old And Bigeye Tuna, Oregon Inlet 6-21-14

Been slowly working on My Mako 282 Center Console for a while getting it ready for an
offshore trip. Had planned to tuna fish with Bambam on his 10 day vacation to try the Mako out. We never got a weather window and I ended up fishing on Vi'c 29 Regulator with my gear on the 11th day and had an incredible yellowfin day's fishing.

As tired as I was from the last trip, I saw this weather window pop up for Saturday the 21st and Bambam was in ready to go. I had promised my 6 year old that he could come of the next trip so it was the whole family on the Mako's and my son's first offshore trip.

Ended up leaving late Friday getting ready and drove through the night to the Oregon Inlet Ramp. Arrived at the boat ramp about 2:30am and as we got the boat ready to launch a big storm popped up on radar that was headed to us. We had wanted to launch at 3am and beat the fleet out there but had to wait for the storm to break up and ended up only leaving at about 4;30 am.

Thought we would start at the Tuna hole and work South but couldn't escape the boats as they were everywhere. Not sure if the water was warm or the temp gauge was not set correctly on the Mako.

No love out of the Tuna. No knockdowns at all. Fought the weeds which was a pain.
Matt ( Bambam) worked twice as hard keeping the spread going as I was a little tired
from no sleep the long drive the night before.

Bambam saw a fish bumping the chase bait on the spreader bar and we thought a marlin was hitting the bait with his bill. Bambam fed the bait out to the fish, working the bait and fish and the line came tight and it was on. We expected a marlin to jump but the fish just started diving down which surprised us. He didn't wait for that bite to happen, he made it happen.

My 16 year old son Sam did and incredible job fighting the fish with the Penn 50vsw putting a ton of heat on the fish and got the fish to the boat in short order.
We were very excited when we saw it was a bigeye, our first.
Once again it was the spreader bar with the bulb squid bait that brought in the big fish. Same spreader bar as the largest yellowfin from the last trip

Thanks again to Bambam for working so hard to get us on the fish.
We tried a little more trolling and with no love we decided to head back to the tower to try some jigging so my 6 year old could get his first offshore fish.

Had fun with the Aj's and my 6 year old fought his first AJ. Had the rod in the holder and he did a great job winding it in. I ended up foul hooking a large shark which took a ton a pressure to bring in.

A great day on the water with my family and Bambam. My 6 year old was a trooper and had a great time. The Mako 282 is one outstanding offshore boat that handled the seas
very well. Very well designed boat with tons of room in the cockpit and the huge bow keeps the spray off you.

Getting The Oil & Filters Changed For The Trip:
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Running Out
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Spread Out
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Our First Bigeye
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My Son's First Offshore Fish
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Aj Jigging Action
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My Son's Second AJ
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Big Foul Hooked Shark On A Bottom Fin - A Beast To Fight - Released To Fight Again
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Little Man Tired From The Trip - He had a great time
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:38 AM
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Saw you guys at the ramp getting ready, Everyone was kind of waiting around and we went ahead and pushed off from the ramp at 4am.
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Originally Posted by billhunter22 View Post
Saw you guys at the ramp getting ready, Everyone was kind of waiting around and we went ahead and pushed off from the ramp at 4am.
We had just driven through that rain and lighting storm I didn't want to run out there with the family in that mess.
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Originally Posted by gsrsol84mm View Post
We had just driven through that rain and lighting storm I didn't want to run out there with the family in that mess.
Yeah I drove thru that mess coming from Raleigh, it was def nasty. The boat owner was ready to roll tho, so we pushed off. Got lucky that we dodged it for all but 20 min of the day.
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All i can say is awesome trip. Way to go guys. Looks like it was gorgeous out there.
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Originally Posted by bignic View Post
All i can say is awesome trip. Way to go guys. Looks like it was gorgeous out there.
Thanks bignic. Look forward to having you come out with us for some deep water jigging.
We will go and drop butterfly jigs in 300-400 foot of water and pull on those big beasts.
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yft bite was slow for us on Friday as well. we got 1 early AM and only managed a few bites all afternoon. seems most fish came off the greenstick
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matt I just saw your msg on fryingpan sorry I missed it this weekend
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Yea , Chris I was at obx marina all day and had beers there til around 11pm Friday night at the tiki bar with some of the local mates and captains. Very cool people there.

Glad we got the big eye, I really busted my &#% while it was nap time for everyone on the boat while battling grass and the fleet and that dang Sun shade thing blocking my view in front of the boat. Auto pilot is a real life saver in times like that. I wish we had done better on the Yft but you can't expect to kill them on most days if you don't fish early or late. Still a memorable experience and a ton of good meat.
Also that is probably the nicest CC I have been on. That Mako is really nice. One of the best riding boats I have been on. Wayne, you have done an awesome job rigging that boat. What a pleasure to fish on such a machine.
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Wayne/Matt,

Looks like a great trip with the family. Always nice seeing the family having a nice time fighting fish. Congrats to the little guy getting his first trip and fish. I'm sure you got some nice fillets from that bigeye too. Nice pics also...

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good for you buddy nice work! we were there slow for us as well. 1 yft knock down around 1100 and got him. 30lb. couple slingers off some weed mats that was it.
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Awesome Job Wayne and great pics!! The mako really looks sweet and every item is perfectly in place. You caught fish and the family had a great time. That is the way to do it my friend!
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Nice!!! jigging for the AJ's sure doesn't put the tuna on the table but sure is fun!!
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Looks like it was a fantastic day on the water! Nice work
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