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Old 06-16-2019, 11:55 AM
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Messing around with more lines in my spread. Usually fish 5. Tried 7 on Friday. Got 4 overall strikes throughout the day. Went 2 for 3 on mahi and 1 small cuda. The one we lost was defiantly a biggerone and I’m killing myself as losing it was self inflicted.

The wind was more then forecasted and blowing SE which was a first for me. Usually it’s blowing west when im out there. It made for a tougher day dealing with the extra lines. Outrigger got hit and the reel was SCREAMING. Took so much line so fast that it got crossed with the shotgun line and the fish spit the hook. 😔😔😔 I wont let that ever happen again. Caught me off guard and I froze. Almost embarrassed about it.

Fun day though. Losing fish like that defiantly lights the fire and makes me want to go back for more.

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Old 06-16-2019, 01:12 PM
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Nice work! Love how little man just chills the whole time.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:38 AM
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Nice Fish!

I didn't get out this weekend since I am working on buying a new boat.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:58 PM
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Kilo- saw you driving down 434 in Winter Springs on Friday around 8 or so. Was this from Friday?
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by J Lightning View Post
Kilo- saw you driving down 434 in Winter Springs on Friday around 8 or so. Was this from Friday?

Sure enough.

Another buddy of mine saw me there as well. He called and said

”WELL I GUESS ITS SAFE TO SAY YOU AINT CHASING THE MORNING BITE”


😂😂😂
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:11 AM
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Default 6-15-19 Bottom Fishing

I took a friend of mine and our daughters out Saturday for a little quality time on the water. Little bumpy on the way out with the 6 second wave period. Fished some live bottom in about 70' caught a variety of bottom dwellers including keeper triggers, sea bass, lane snapper, red grouper and an unusual nice flounder




for that depth and of course a decent number of ARS caught as well. Current was confused and water was a cool 76 degrees. Good day on the water, Girls had fun, caught dinner and was back at the ramp around 3pm.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:11 AM
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Ya don't often hear of people catching grouper in that depth out of PC. Sound like good numbers!
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by krocks View Post
Ya don't often hear of people catching grouper in that depth out of PC. Sound like good numbers!
He posted that in the ponce thread so I really think they got them out ponce.Still nice fish and a great day out on the water.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:28 AM
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Correct, we fished outa Ponce. I have a lot more #s out of Ponce but i really like the shorter trip to the stream out of the Port...
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:08 AM
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Do any of you guys troll bally's with spinning reels? Instead of constantly taking all of the larger reels I'm thinking of using the Saragosa 8000's for trolling naked bally's when searching for mahi. Easier to handle and easier to reel in with all the damn weeds lately.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:21 AM
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I have done that before but the problem is if you have my luck that will be the one that the biggest fish you have ever hooked up to will bite and spool you and get off.But you may have fun for a short time fighting the fish.
But yes it can be done.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:29 AM
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Do any of you guys troll bally's with spinning reels? Instead of constantly taking all of the larger reels I'm thinking of using the Saragosa 8000's for trolling naked bally's when searching for mahi. Easier to handle and easier to reel in with all the damn weeds lately.
I have 2 8000 Saragossa on Tallus rods that I use for pitch rods with small naked hoos that I will slow troll and skip occasionally if I am in the fins or small tuna. We have caught about every fish on the list with them as they are my go to for fish that just “show up” near the boat. I also use them to troll mini turbo Billybaits when the black fins are knocking down the big rods.

The setup will surprise you on what they will handle but beware of the “heartbreaker” factor when you tie into a big hoo or smoker king on the troll that shows how much line you don’t have.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:49 AM
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Yeah I usually keep a rigged ballhoo on a spinner to cast out if we see a fish come into the spread or near a weedline.
Sometimes I will band it down as the propwash bait.
Agreed on the line... a big fish can easily spool you... That's why those conventionals have so much damn line on them LOL.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:39 AM
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Years ago I used to troll a short naked ballyhoo with a short wire trace on a Penn 6500 spinner with 15lb mono until "the one" smashed it. Almost spooled me in about 15 seconds before it spit the hook. The reel was spinning so fast the drag was silent. I still have the rig and you can clearly see where the jaw of the fish bit down on the wire!
This was before braid was mainstream though. I have my spinning reels loaded with braid now and have thought about running my flat lines with them. Especially now that the main dolphin run is over.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:24 PM
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Heading out tomorrow. Will monitor 78 I believe. Call out for Team Pastoral Care- Capt Ian

Will help out where I can as I'll be looking for some mahi.
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:26 PM
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Ian how deep do you plain on going out,I hope to get out sunday but not sure now as the wife went home from work sick so I will be there to take care of her if she is not feeling better by then.
Good luck and have some fun saturday
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:38 AM
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Any of you guys seen any runners around lately?
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Old 06-22-2019, 02:10 PM
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There were a bunch just south of buoy two today. Along with all the threadies and scales you cared to sabiki
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Old 06-24-2019, 04:50 AM
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Come on guys. I know we are in the midst of the summer duldrums, but the ramp was packed on Saturday with boats heading offshore.

Saturday 6/22/2019
We got on the water just after sunrise and I decided to head straight due East (90) rather than SE around (120) out towards the stream. I decided to do an easy cruise of 30mph because my vhf bracket wasn't screwed in correctly after the recent electronics upgrade and I didn't want to make it come out. With the west side made flat seas and we didn't see any weeds until about 160 ft and no life.

I pushed on beyond as Ripcharts was showing scattered weeds around 400 ft. Another boat was cruising alongside (pretty sure a triple Everglades), but they stopped around 360ft. At 400 I dropped in just small Lure'M In lures due to scattered weeds as we trolled out further east. Around 480ft mahi ate a blue/ white Lure'M In small flat head. 5 minutes later a 5lb mahi was in box and skunk was off the boat. We continued out further when the weed cleared out past 640ft. We trolled the eastern scattered edge, but found nothing but random flying fish. I did add fresh bally into the spread. It was breezy and choppy.

Around 1130 we decided to troll in shallower from 400ft going thru multiple scattered weed zones. Zigged between 220 and 280ft over the cones, but found no bites. Continued to head in shallower when around 180ft found some nice weed patches and decided to troll by them. Around 12:45pm as I'm looking behind about 300 yds behind us I see a mahi skying and jump out of the larger weed patch (4 times). It was lit up blueish and silver. When it disappeared I thought damn that was cool- 30 seconds later it hit the bird with naked bally. 10 minutes later my dad reeled in a nice 7lb female mahi. I marked the spot, but for some reason we could never find these larger spots after boating the mahi.

We continued to work the area and decided to head in at 2pm. We cruised in a 33mph.

All fish were caught with us trolling north.

When we stowed the rods up the booat was appx straight due east of Titusville. We had trolled north a ways. In the end we used about 35 gals for the day- not bad I guess it was about a 80 mile round trip.

I will say one thing the mouth of the port was a complete sh--show with the dredges, barges, and tug boats all around. Making sure you don't hit a cable etc makes for a quick 5 minutes. The ramp was a cluster with the construction, but it did flow. Saw one other boat clean there catch of 2 mahi and a cobia caught on Pelican Flats. Didn't seem like anybody else caught much as nobody was taking pictures or cleaning. Did see another Competition boat owner heading out for some Mangrove snapper fish at 3pm.

Most annoying part of the day was when I left the bin of chin weighted pin rigs at my house.

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Old 06-24-2019, 05:48 AM
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Sunday out of Ponce. 2/3 of mahi. 38# and 24#. Bottom fishing was slow and a motor vibration kept us from pushing out to deep drop, so we trolled from bottom spot to spot.

J Lightning....you asked about trolling with a spinner not long ago. The big guy came on a 8500 Slammer 3 and JW Black Widow 200, super fun! Wife did an excellent job and said it was easier to manage vs a stand-up rods we usually use.

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