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Old 02-04-2019, 08:09 AM
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We have deep water off the coast. On the west side of Florida it's like a foot deeper per mile from the coast so if you want to go to deep water you have to travel. Remember when those football players got stuck out there?
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:22 AM
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cashes Ledge is 90 miles due east of NH good fishing but a long run and you need a very capable vessel I had an Eastern 27 and would not consider going there
the times that I have I have been on a commercial vessel , Diesel , all safety gear and a experienced crew
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:09 AM
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What comes to my mind,fishing in Florida or south of the cape,there is a reason , fish.
with regulations as they are,what is the point of running 100 miles off New Hampshire?
what are you going to do out there?
When cod was unlimited a cashes trip might have been worth it. With that option off the table, I don’t see the point.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by north coast View Post
What comes to my mind,fishing in Florida or south of the cape,there is a reason , fish.
with regulations as they are,what is the point of running 100 miles off New Hampshire?
what are you going to do out there?
When cod was unlimited a cashes trip might have been worth it. With that option off the table, I don’t see the point.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:42 PM
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Y'all are a bunch of wimps, check out these idiots



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Old 02-04-2019, 02:02 PM
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We routinely run ~250 plus miles in a trip where I am at (N. GOM AL specifically). We do so because the ledge is out there, as well as the floaters, and sometimes the loop current. You must excuse my ignorance on the right coast, but what exactly is at 100 miles that you are after? I don't really see any crazy bottom contours/canyons? I know the Gulfstream moves, but have no idea how close it gets to NH.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:09 PM
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Completely different ballgame when you are talking true offshore fishing - let's just say 50 miles+ one way. while it's true that anything can happen anywhere. Seatow ain't coming out 100 miles to tow you - the gear, the preparation, the boat and the mentality of a true offshore fisherman is completely different than it is for us googans that throw a rod and some gear in the boat and head out about 10 miles.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jjc0009 View Post
We routinely run ~250 plus miles in a trip where I am at (N. GOM AL specifically). We do so because the ledge is out there, as well as the floaters, and sometimes the loop current. You must excuse my ignorance on the right coast, but what exactly is at 100 miles that you are after? I don't really see any crazy bottom contours/canyons? I know the Gulfstream moves, but have no idea how close it gets to NH.
Just google Northeast Canyons and you will see a bunch of them, 95 to 120 miles from the beach.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:26 PM
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Im in newburyport mass and feel as though we can catch mostly anything I wanna catch within 25 miles offshore. Be fun to do the canyons to say I did, but I'm only in a 25 footer now.....so maybe with the next boat. We are lucky to have all the big game and bottom fishing we want within 25 miles of our coast.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:37 PM
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dudes definitely got something to show at boat shows to potential buyers ! That thing's handling it's own in those seas
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:38 PM
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I hit the home wpt Sunday after fishing for tile fish. 119 miles not counting the 16 miles up Tampa bay.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:15 AM
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dudes definitely got something to show at boat shows to potential buyers ! That thing's handling it's own in those seas
If you changed the period on that video they would have been capsized in minutes. They got lucky.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:15 AM
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depending on how the bait is moving BFT can be very good at Cashes, the fall migration from Canada to Georges, Halibut can be had on the mud bottom it can be worth the trip to get away from the crowds on Jefferies
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by casco_schooner View Post
depending on how the bait is moving BFT can be very good at Cashes, the fall migration from Canada to Georges, Halibut can be had on the mud bottom it can be worth the trip to get away from the crowds on Jefferies
maybe.
Id have to guess that if a bluefin bite were confirmed on cashes, there would be no shortage of guys that would make the run.
I've seen the canyons south of the vineyard look like an offshore city at night.
And I hear George’s can get like that. Lot of people willing to make that run.There are fish there.
I have heard of bluefin out on cashes but never heard of a consistent bite there.
The off chance to hook a stray halibut probably would not draw many 100 miles.
I still think that there isn’t much reason to go that far off New Hampshire.
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Anyone who has any sea time knows they were very lucky the wave period was not even 1 second less. Two seconds less, and that becomes a rescue mission, imho.
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:16 PM
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No need to go 100 miles out of NH. You can catch your 12 haddock @15 miles just as easily.
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:51 PM
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Yes. Our reason was we were tired of the "typical" canyon run and wanted to fish a huge eddie approx 120 miles off. Had the perfect weather and remember thinking as we passed the Carteret "Can't believe we have another 40 mi to go". It was flat calm, we made good time. Found the water, it was a beautiful purple/blue and full of whales, turtles, manta rays, etc., etc. We pulled 2 whites and a few mahi no tuna. Decided to head back to the canyons and fished there the rest of the day. Was a cool trip with a seasoned crew but I wouldn't do it again, was a long friggin way offshore. That was a day trip on my Pursuit 3070, we held 315 gallons. I was very confident in myself, our crew and the boat.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:14 PM
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Rec fishermen dont go 80 or 100 miles out from NH sea coast because there is realy no point. There is little if anything out there that is not available 20 miles out, with the possible exception of the Atlantic halibut. We go out 80 to 130 miles or more south of the Cape because what is available out there is not available 20 or 30 miles out. I we could catch YFT, LFT, BET, blue marlin, mahi mahi, swordfish and other warm water species 20 miles out we would.

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Old 02-05-2019, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by foggysail View Post


I agree even though I really don’t even fish. There is one other consideration........what the heck is a ‘day trip’ after eating up the hours just getting there and then there is the return trip?????
depending on the Boat, where you are headed, where you are launching from etc you could get in 8 or 10 hours of fishing in a day trip.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:48 PM
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I don't know of a 27 foot boat I want to ride 100 miles one way to catch fish. Most of the time your cruising speeds aren't going to be that great. Noway I want to ride 30 mph's for over 3 hours oneway.. That's not fun unless you in your 20's and don't know any better.

I want something over 30 foot and more than likely something with a cabin.
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