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Old 01-01-2019, 11:25 AM
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Plan to go as soon as we have a weather window, maybe Friday. Crossed a few day ago and the weed was really bad W of N rock for any HST.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:49 PM
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We are goi g to try and run over sun up on Friday the 11th and come back that Sunday. Hopefully get some good fishing
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Tango391 View Post
We are goi g to try and run over sun up on Friday the 11th and come back that Sunday. Hopefully get some good fishing

same here crossing out of government cut hope the bite is hot have been hearing it is slow and when they do bite its early in the morning good!
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:26 AM
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I have a friend that got them good yesterday out front. Tomorrow should be a good bit with the front coming in on Wed.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:27 AM
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I have a friend that got them good yesterday right out front, between Bim and Gun. Tomorrow would be the best day this week with this little front pushing through on Wed. We are trying to get over on Friday or Sat.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:01 PM
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Would love to know how y’all do. I’m planning on going next Thursday they Sunday.
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:01 AM
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Default Running over feb 15 - Bimini or west end ??

Got skunked over the New Year at Bimini. Missed them by a day and they came back a day after we left. Slayed then good when we got back out front of palm beach
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:54 PM
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Any reports lately of hooo bite??
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:26 PM
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Crossed over to Bimini yesterday, fished to the south this AM. HST 15 miles and picked up 1 cuda, turned around and swapped out the spread for plugs and Bonitas and slowed to 8-9 knots and got hit by cuda after cuda even in 200+ ft of water. Swapped back to HST for the last few miles and finally picked up a pair of hoos within 2 miles of getting back to Bimini while running at about 14 kts.



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Old 02-04-2019, 02:31 PM
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Thanks for the report. This season we've been getting hoos starting right outside but we've also done well down south which is where we got our 62 pounder a couple of weeks ago. We often get cudas in 200 feet of water and got one in 700 feet. But obviously most are in 150 feet or less. We don't troll for wahoo in less than 150 feet and zig zag out to 400 or a little more.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:38 PM
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Fished for about 2 hours today before crossing back and picked up 1 more hoo with HST. Lost another that seemed much bigger. Both within 3 miles of the Bimini inlet mid day on a falling tide.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:26 PM
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Outgoing tide is the ONLY tide that produces. Glad you scored again today. Funny how people run far north and south and we've gotten most of our hoos this year right in front.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by jillybird View Post
Outgoing tide is the ONLY tide that produces. Glad you scored again today. Funny how people run far north and south and we've gotten most of our hoos this year right in front.
I don't agree about that being the ONLY tide that produces. I do agree it seems better but i have caught my biggest fish on a.........wait for it..........slack tide. I have also caught a fair share of fish on an incoming. Now if i had to pick a tide i would prefer an outgoing but if the weathers good and time allows i would fish all the tides.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by mikey111k View Post
I don't agree about that being the ONLY tide that produces. I do agree it seems better but i have caught my biggest fish on a.........wait for it..........slack tide. I have also caught a fair share of fish on an incoming. Now if i had to pick a tide i would prefer an outgoing but if the weathers good and time allows i would fish all the tides.
I agree with you, but would also include fishing just before and during the barometric pressure change. Usually when the pressure is falling the wahoo, and most other species, go on a feeding frenzy.
If you have ever been to a seminar by Capt Ron Schatman, pioneer of wahoo fishing, he always stresses the importance of pressure change. That is when your catch of wahoo hits the double digits.

The difficulty in fishing that change is the change in ocean conditions. Ideally you plan your trip just in time to fish and return home quickly and safely.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:03 AM
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Mikey11k, you're right that you can catch wahoo on any tide and at any time of the day, but in planning our trips, we try to be fishing for as much of the outgoing tide as possible. A couple of weeks ago, when we caught our 62 pounder way south, we got her at the very tail end of the outgoing, if not slack, in the middle of the day, so that proves your point, but our best action that day was earlier in the morning when the outgoing was moving stronger. Our experience in Bimini this winter has been the outgoing way outproduces any other stage, all else being equal. I agree on a dropping barometer too, but then you're stuck in Bimini for a while until after a blow.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:30 PM
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I have never been a crack of dawn fisherman, sooo..., my best day in my life, right before front, sw wind, falling barometer, 13 right in front in hour, 11 a.m.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:49 PM
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Brad, but was the tide going out? And think of how many you would have caught if you were out at dawn that day with an outgoing tide, lol.
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We ran out of ice. 12 years ago, sw wind 2-4, falling pressure, blew hard nw next day.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:00 AM
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Here’s a couple of big uns! The first one is a 110 pounder caught by a good buddy down at Rum Cay over the Christmas holidays. The second one is a 162 pounder caught a couple of weeks ago down at San Salvador.


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Originally Posted by jeff7y28 View Post
Here’s a couple of big uns! The first one is a 110 pounder caught by a good buddy down at Rum Cay over the Christmas holidays. The second one is a 162 pounder caught a couple of weeks ago down at San Salvador.


wow that's whopper congratulations !!!
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