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Old 12-30-2018, 07:47 PM
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Trolled from 7:15-10:30. One dolphin and 1 king. Slow day with too many boats out. Sloppier than was predicted.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:56 PM
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I went out on the new hillsboro drift boat sunday on a whim - woke up late and figured I'd see what the boat is like since I'm often recommending things like that to people dropping by FLL from out of town. Boat was packed shoulder to shoulder but to my surprise even with 40 people fishing off one side, there were only about six 5-person tangles for the trip. So 40 people x 3 hours fishing = 120 man hours and if I'm remembering it right about a dozen fish caught - 5 kings (3 monsters), a couple of small snapper, and some other misc junk not worth mentioning.

Boat was a good time for what it was, crew was helpful and polite to all of the people who had no idea what they were doing, too bad there weren't more fish!
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:49 AM
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fished today out of boca for a few hours. 1 king but lost it at the boat, happy accident for us.

seas were closer to 3-5’s than the 2-3’s they called for.

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Old 01-02-2019, 07:20 AM
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Fished this past Sunday like everyone else. What a crappy day.

First, the Boca bait guy had no bait to sell, so I had to run down to Hillsboro to get bait from someone else. Bait guy was still late because he was selling so much bait and I had to go even further south from the inlet to meet him.

Finally get out there to fish, as everyone else said, it was much sloppier than forecasted.

Get two flatlines out, put the kite out, turn around to grab a line to put in the first kite clip and the kite inverts and takes a nose dive. No big deal... go to plug the kite reel in to pull in the kite. I get it hooked up and I turn on the retrieve and notice the line is headed straight back towards the motors.

As I had mentioned, it was sportier than normal, so I had left one motor on so I could put the bow into the swells when big ones were coming...

That port motor sends an overheating alarm. I turn it off. I pull both props up. Can't tell where the line is on the port prop, but it's stuck somewhere, and I can see that the line wrapped on the starboard prop (just from the mototion of the waves, the starboard motor was off and neither motor was in gear.

We start going to untangle the line and as we pull it around the starboard prop, the line comes up broken... so the kite is now free-floating at sea somewhere.

We get the line unwrapped from the starboard prop and port prop. OK. We're down a kite and I'm annoyed, but not the end of the world.

Turn the port engine back on, it shakes, blows some bubbles, throws an overheat alarm and shuts off (all within maybe 10 seconds).

Great.

Pretty sure the braided kite line actually got sucked up into the port motor intake... I don't think it's wrapped.

Anyways. Limped home on one motor.

Too frustrated at that point to even mess with it... so sometime this weekend or next week I'll get the props and lower unit pulled and see what's going on.

Wish I had stayed in bed.

Jeff
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jCane13 View Post
Fished this past Sunday like everyone else. What a crappy day.

First, the Boca bait guy had no bait to sell, so I had to run down to Hillsboro to get bait from someone else. Bait guy was still late because he was selling so much bait and I had to go even further south from the inlet to meet him.

Finally get out there to fish, as everyone else said, it was much sloppier than forecasted.

Get two flatlines out, put the kite out, turn around to grab a line to put in the first kite clip and the kite inverts and takes a nose dive. No big deal... go to plug the kite reel in to pull in the kite. I get it hooked up and I turn on the retrieve and notice the line is headed straight back towards the motors.

As I had mentioned, it was sportier than normal, so I had left one motor on so I could put the bow into the swells when big ones were coming...

That port motor sends an overheating alarm. I turn it off. I pull both props up. Can't tell where the line is on the port prop, but it's stuck somewhere, and I can see that the line wrapped on the starboard prop (just from the mototion of the waves, the starboard motor was off and neither motor was in gear.

We start going to untangle the line and as we pull it around the starboard prop, the line comes up broken... so the kite is now free-floating at sea somewhere.

We get the line unwrapped from the starboard prop and port prop. OK. We're down a kite and I'm annoyed, but not the end of the world.

Turn the port engine back on, it shakes, blows some bubbles, throws an overheat alarm and shuts off (all within maybe 10 seconds).

Great.

Pretty sure the braided kite line actually got sucked up into the port motor intake... I don't think it's wrapped.

Anyways. Limped home on one motor.

Too frustrated at that point to even mess with it... so sometime this weekend or next week I'll get the props and lower unit pulled and see what's going on.

Wish I had stayed in bed.

Jeff
I'm 99% certain we saw each other out there... and yes - it was crappy. I was in the boat in my sig... with a tower. Hard to miss.
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jCane13 View Post
Fished this past Sunday like everyone else. What a crappy day.

First, the Boca bait guy had no bait to sell, so I had to run down to Hillsboro to get bait from someone else. Bait guy was still late because he was selling so much bait and I had to go even further south from the inlet to meet him.

Finally get out there to fish, as everyone else said, it was much sloppier than forecasted.

Get two flatlines out, put the kite out, turn around to grab a line to put in the first kite clip and the kite inverts and takes a nose dive. No big deal... go to plug the kite reel in to pull in the kite. I get it hooked up and I turn on the retrieve and notice the line is headed straight back towards the motors.

As I had mentioned, it was sportier than normal, so I had left one motor on so I could put the bow into the swells when big ones were coming...

That port motor sends an overheating alarm. I turn it off. I pull both props up. Can't tell where the line is on the port prop, but it's stuck somewhere, and I can see that the line wrapped on the starboard prop (just from the mototion of the waves, the starboard motor was off and neither motor was in gear.

We start going to untangle the line and as we pull it around the starboard prop, the line comes up broken... so the kite is now free-floating at sea somewhere.

We get the line unwrapped from the starboard prop and port prop. OK. We're down a kite and I'm annoyed, but not the end of the world.

Turn the port engine back on, it shakes, blows some bubbles, throws an overheat alarm and shuts off (all within maybe 10 seconds).

Great.

Pretty sure the braided kite line actually got sucked up into the port motor intake... I don't think it's wrapped.

Anyways. Limped home on one motor.

Too frustrated at that point to even mess with it... so sometime this weekend or next week I'll get the props and lower unit pulled and see what's going on.

Wish I had stayed in bed.

Jeff
That is a crappy day..I fished out of Hillsboro Sunday but made my way down to boca..Had about 11 kings, 4 dolphin, and 1-2 on sails with the kite and flatlines. Conditions on Sunday were great compared to Saturday!
Today we went 1-1 on sails and didn't see anything else.

Hope you got your problems sorted out.

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Old 01-02-2019, 04:58 PM
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Jeff-Give me a call. Will work out the kite issues and flat lines.

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Old 01-18-2019, 10:20 AM
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The boys went out today and caught 3 nice Wahoo, one probably 40#!
Caught all three on sea witches with artificial Mylar strips.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:59 PM
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Anyone have a bait guy in Boca?
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Anyhoo View Post
We trolled from Boca down to the Hillsboro inlet. Picked up bait at lighthouse point marina. Do you need a bait guy out of Boca? If so, call Anthony-561-441-8090.
I've used this guy once and he and his partner were helpful and I got bait easily from them. I've texted him a few other times looking for bait and he's been less responsive and a little testy. So it's a 50% recommendation from me haha. But he's the only one I know out of Boca right now.

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Old 01-18-2019, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ychtcptn View Post
The boys went out today and caught 3 nice Wahoo, one probably 40#!
Caught all three on sea witches with artificial Mylar strips.
What kind of artificial mylar strips are you using? Do you buy them or make them your self?
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:32 AM
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Went out on a solo trip targeting wahoo. Great bite yesterday so figured I would give it a shot. On the water with lines in just be 6 am. Trolled lures for the first hour and half. Got a couple of bonito in 200. Switched to bonito strips on planers. Nothing for the next 2 hours. Hit the summertime weedline in 450. Caught a bunch of jacks and two peanuts that were quickly released. Have not had a tough day like this in a long time. Beautiful day on the water. Nothing like watching the sunrise from a boat with lines in. Hope everyone did better than I did.

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Old 01-19-2019, 01:03 PM
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Cleared boca inlet about 730. Put the planer out with a seawitch/ mylar combo behind a 2 hook rigged hoo. Put 4 other lines 2 longs/2 shorts with seawitch/mylar bonita strips. First 2 hours nothing. Then nonstop action. Uncle was captaining I was the mate and dam was it busy. Put 2 cero in the boat then a nice amberjack hit the planer. Then 2 nice bonita go in the box. Perfect for next trip's bait. Bite died off again 11 to 1. Tried drifting for a couple hours. Pulled up grouper after grouper. Of course the season is closed. Bite died again around 3. Lines in time to go home.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by b1gdog83 View Post
What kind of artificial mylar strips are you using? Do you buy them or make them your self?
A friend of my son makes these


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Old 01-20-2019, 05:16 PM
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Moving to Delray Beach this summer and will be keeping my 28 Regulator rack stored- prob near Hillsboro Inlet. I know it's early, but I need to start assembling a network of guys to fish with me. I have a few buddies down there already, but definitely need more. Prefer non-smokers and guys who save the beer for after fishing. Need guys who have experience fishing the area- not novices like me. I'll fish weekends or weekdays- whenever i have the time. Sometimes I'll sneak out of work early on a Friday. I prefer bottom fishing and live baiting to trolling, but am open to anything. Hoping to make Bahamas trips when possible. I'm a laid-back 46 yr old who has been boating and fishing for 40 years. PM me if you're interested. Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:57 AM
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Hillsboro Inlet today.





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Old 01-28-2019, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by tuna921 View Post
Hillsboro Inlet today.
Fun ride for Fish City Pride.
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:01 PM
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Looks like white knuckle ride with a little pucker factor thrown in for good measure.
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:14 PM
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I give those guys a lot of credit for getting that done
Tough job to do in a boat that is not very nimble or powerful
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
Fun ride for Fish City Pride.

Thats actually the new head boat in town. Just started this season running trips. Names starlight 101 its ran out of cape may nj the last few years. Great company ran by even better people! if anyone knows anyone coming to town and wants a short 4 hour trip thats the boat to go on!
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