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Old 08-11-2008, 10:57 AM
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8/10 Tuna... Finally

Blackjack and I, aboard the short money Blackjack, ran out of Scituate Harbor around 5 a.m. We immediately found birds and bait, but nothing on them. After awhile it was looking like just another day, identical to the past three trips for tuna. I believe "I" made the call to head north a bit (leave Too Fly at the dock, Pffft!) and not two miles later we found a few masses of birds and whales. Only this area looked a little livelier than previously seen. We waited it out several minutes and BOOM! Giant explosions went off in the melee of whales, birds and an unknown source of violent splashes. We thought maybe they were pilot whales or dolphin because the pushes just beneath the surface were massive and they didn't reveal the backs of tuna. So we kept chucking plugs into them and finally we saw our first tuna crash nearby. It was on and we were giggling 'lil b!tches. Blackjack hooks up! My knees are knocking, while trying to get decent shots into the frenzy. A couple pops and I'm on. We're doubled up and lovin' life. BJ is pumping his rod and cranking his reel while letting out Gawd aweful, YET MANLY I might add, moans and groans. Minutes later and he's off. He asks for a cigarette and wants to cuddle. I'm puzzled and create distance between us... Before I know it, my Slim Beauty fails, releasing the tuna with a Yo-Zuri and 6' of Seaguar. BJ is taking more shots at tuna. There's no time to re-rig my spinner, so I limp-wristedly (that a word?) lob my Butterfly jig at them. "EEEEEEEEEE!" A couple cranks and I hook-up. She's off to the races and before I know it, the Accurate's drag is full-on with my thumb on the spool, trying to slow her down. BJ maneuvers the boat, reluctantly watching the tuna make their getaway. "Sorry again bro." Thirty minutes and this thing is kicking my fat a$$. We catch a glimpse of green and finally see her on the surface. She makes another big run. BJ is meanwhile giving me pep talks. But the no sleep, no breakfast and poorly hydrated "Too Fly" (shhheah, right ) is getting his a$$ handed to him while he takes a half dozen breaks on one knee (sorry for the third person reference). Finally BJ makes the gaff shot and the fish is in the boat. She measured 59 AND 1/4" inches, but who's counting.

In my new Buff (thankfully for you viewers, not in the buff):





Love! this set-up:


Thanks,
Paul
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:05 AM
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BTW, thanks to the Fishstix cappies for hooking us up out there.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:17 AM
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Nice work John! Thanks for the call Friday. Sounds like you had better luck than we, or most, did. Good effort.

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Old 08-11-2008, 11:35 AM
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I read this on BRS. But again, nice job.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:41 AM
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Nice! Nothing like being in the right place at the right time. (I wasn't again!) I think that's the biggest fish I've ever seen jigged up!
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:20 PM
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That's gonna require some wasabi!
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:29 PM
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You with the CIA or something?

Very nice fish. What do you suppose it weighed? I'd say ~120.

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Old 08-11-2008, 10:02 PM
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Very nice Tooooona 2Fly!!! It is quite an experience when you finally do get one tight. Sounds like you gentlemen found a nice honey hole for the day.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:03 PM
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Thanks guys.

That's the biggest tuna I've seen jigged up... or anything.

Yes, wasabi, soy and mom's patented teriyaki sauce for the grill.

Shhh L, it's top secret. Not even the CIA knows about us. But yeah, I'd like to think she was 125-130 lbs.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:10 PM
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Thanks Mike. Yeah, it was pretty insane for an hour. There must've been bigger fish mixed in as we saw considerably smaller ones as well. My second largest ever was 80 lbs. and didn't compare to this one in the fight dept. I'd love to do it again. At least I think so.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:03 AM
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Thanks guys.

That's the biggest tuna I've seen jigged up... or anything.

Yes, wasabi, soy and mom's patented teriyaki sauce for the grill.

Shhh L, it's top secret. Not even the CIA knows about us. But yeah, I'd like to think she was 125-130 lbs.
Sounds awesome on Mom's cooking. You're getting into pioneer territory, taking UDL to a whole other level. "What's that, you want to know where I got into tuna? Sheeit. I can't even let you know what I look like, otherwise I'll have to kill you..."

L

P.S. You've gone and made me nervous with your knot slip. Had I hooked into a good one and had the knot slip on the rig I got from you, I'd have wanted your liver on a platter!
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:09 AM
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So what was the knot type you had on the jig that did hold?
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:18 AM
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Nice work!
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:57 AM
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Sweet fish Paul, congrats!

Do you remember what pound test line and leader you had, and the number of wraps you used on the slim beauty?

Also, did you have any problems with the line digging into the foregrip when applying max pressure on the rod?

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Old 08-12-2008, 08:54 AM
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Nice fish Paul What is your full drag on the Boss? Also, is that the XXH stick?
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