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Old 02-27-2011, 08:29 PM
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:44 PM
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CHEWNAH!!!

Nice pics man!
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:55 AM
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Nice job Mark!
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Oh man!
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Nice.
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Nice job Mark!
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Oh man!
It is nice to have a little pullage this time of year!! A little more exciting then striper fishing!!
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As everyone said, awesome pictures and report...

Just out of curiosity, do you always run horse ballyhoo when bluefin fishing? Haven't ever specifically targeted bluefin more than a few times, but we've always had our best luck on mediums. Maybe that's why our catch never quite looks like yours...
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Originally Posted by Tightlines72 View Post
As everyone said, awesome pictures and report...

Just out of curiosity, do you always run horse ballyhoo when bluefin fishing? Haven't ever specifically targeted bluefin more than a few times, but we've always had our best luck on mediums. Maybe that's why our catch never quite looks like yours...
We always use Horse Ballyhoo here with Islander Hawaiian Eye lures with 10/0 Mustad 7691s . Most of the BFTs here are 150-300 lbs with some over 400 lbs being caught now and then. It has always seemed to be a good match and has not failed us yet. We were in 60-70 fathoms using Alutecnos 50w2s or 80-2s reels spooled with 130lb Jerrybrown HollowCore with a 100yd 80lb Momoi top shot and a 30ft 200lb Jinkai windon leader. . I try not to go under gunned
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how far offshore do you have to run to get into the blues?
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Originally Posted by oceanluvr30 View Post
how far offshore do you have to run to get into the blues?
We left Oregon Inlet NC on a due south track 42miles right off the Diamond shoals tower. Actually closer to Hatteras. The bite had moved some north from the previous day and we ended up catching our fish 10miles further north. When we finished for the day at 1:00 we were 36miles from the inlet.
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Oh man...that is better than porn!! Was that THIS past weekend?? Was it cold there? Were you jigging?

Thanks for posting!

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Originally Posted by lstock3 View Post
Oh man...that is better than porn!! Was that THIS past weekend?? Was it cold there? Were you jigging?

Thanks for posting!

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Yes it was last weekend. Water temp 62.3 degrees, wind 10-15knots,seas 2-4ft 4-6 second period. The wind was whipping pretty good and made it feel cooler than it was. We had our jigging gear but opted not to jig. We really like to get the fish to the boat as fast as possible for a release under 45 minutes.Not a big fan of fighting them any longer than that. If the fish were a little smaller we probably would have gave it a go but these fish were between150-200lbs.

We ended up boating one releasing one and lost one on a double hookup to the one we released...Mark

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Awesome - thanks for sharing.
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Awesome fish! Thanks for taking the time to post. Out of curiosity those are some great stills from Video, what were you using?
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Looking good buddy!
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Very nice Mark
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Congrat Offshore 3144 on the nice BFin, I was out there on 2/27 on the 420 line and there were 6ft+ BFins airing out all over, truely a world class fishery in NC right now. We had a great day in Dec and 2 epic trips in Feb so far. Will be down again on the 12 weather permitting.
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Originally Posted by offshore3144 View Post
Yes it was last weekend. Water temp 62.3 degrees, wind 10-15knots,seas 2-4ft 4-6 second period. The wind was whipping pretty good and made it feel cooler than it was. We had our jigging gear but opted not to jig. We really like to get the fish to the boat as fast as possible for a release under 45 minutes.Not a big fan of fighting them any longer than that. If the fish were a little smaller we probably would have gave it a go but these fish were between150-200lbs.

We ended up boating one releasing one and lost one on a double hookup to the one we released...Mark
We were getting jig fish to the boat in 15-25 minutes, using 30-35# at strike and 45-50# at full. Full harness to break their will. If fight goes for a couple hours, need to swim the fish a long time for their color to come back before release.
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