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We had the chance to experience another good bite but unfortunately we get the tail of it,
on that day and after a great success from the previous day the whole fleet went into silence,
with scattered boat looking in every direction there was no sign and report at all.



The weather was perfect to look for them and with the hour passing by we start losing hope till Captain Dan hit the throttle with full speed, I right away knew that he has something in his mind or he must get a call from somebody, I shouted to get his attention for an update, he smiled and said 15 miles run be ready, we start seeing a small fleet and by the time we were next to them we noticed that most of them are hooked up, that was Hatteras commercial fleet.
my guys were losing interested as the day was not close to what they saw the other day and all what they want to see is busting fish on topwater, however we all know that this scenario is not to be seen every day and the blind cast pay off on days like that, I’ve seen it many times and I experienced in many occasion when everybody gave up and I stood to keep casting and aiming to catch a fish, hard work always pay off at the end.



Edwardo and Yuri start casting while I dropped a jig, next to me was Andrew.
I looked at Andrew and I told him cast there is fish around and this might be our last chance, he casted and after 2 twitch he had a taker with beautiful strike, he sat the hook with excitement building up on board and everybody shouting out of joy,
After a long day it finally happen and at 4:00pm, Captain Dan had put up the extra mileage and the time to make it happen and his mission was completed, now it is the angler job to finish the job.



After huffing and buffing Andrew passed the rod till it reached Edwardo,
Edwardo was using the Black Magic Belt, in another note I warned him from the beginning about the advantage and the disadvantage of the Black Magic belt.
I would also take this opportunity to remind all anglers that are heading down south to get a taste of those Bluefin tuna on popping gear to be careful of the usage of the Black Magic Belt, the belt was originally designed for stand up gear but can be used on popping set up with an experience angler that is capable of reacting fast and willing to communicate with the mate and the captain at all time.



The angel was wrong and the unexpected happen when the fish took a dive under the boat leaving the angler with no time to react to get that 45 degree angle, the mid-section of the rod snapped followed by Eduardo losing his balance and the whole rod end up in the water with the reel.
Defeated is the right word as we all know we can’t win all the time.



Tackle used:
Rod: Ripple Fisher 710 Big Tuna, Race Point 300, Carpenter, Patriot design
Reel: Shimano Stella, Daiwa Saltiga. Maxel jigging reel.
Lures: Carpenter Gamma, CB One, Siren, Moutoukenmaru, Bertox
Line: Power Pro Hollow, JB Hollow, Varivas SMP, Sunline
Leader: Saltywater Tackle casting leader, Seaguar Fluorocarbon



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Sami









Near empty!




Seconds before the rod snapped




Our last day fishing ended up like a washing machine and we called the day off at 10:00AM

 

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Sorry to hear you guys lost the only fish of the day but, How many rods can handle an angle like that. It's practically vertical.
Hi loosescrews,

Everybody worked hard for that single bites and Unfortunately we lost the fish but I blame it on the angler, however the rod lack the lifting power for a fish of that size.

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Sami, what day was this I didn't see in your post ? I was cancelled for today (Thursday) but will be fishing tomorrow on the sea note. im watching you on tv right now with jared Jeffries you were losing jig after jig lol. good thing you own tackle shop, I have to think he was losing them like that too, and they just edited it out no ? Hopefully we can get them on the jig tomorrow as I don't really want to fight 400 lb fish on a long rod, but would love to fight it on short rod with conventional reel. Really just hope for some action period, I think tomorrow might be good. my last trip 2 Tuesdays ago after the Monday it was wide open we had not a single bite. I drove 16 hours back and forth for a boat ride lol. any day on the water is good though. good luck in future trips
 

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Hi sglennjr,

We got one on the jig today and we marked them from 50 feet to 140 feet, I think tomorrow will be the day, stop by tomorrow to say hi, I will be next to you on the Sea Breeze,
good luck!

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Sami congrats on the jig fish. Hope you are right about tomorrow. Captain I talked to had three fish on greenstick commercial fishing by 9:30 today. One 66'' one 80'' one 82''. They sound like perfect size fish to catch. Also he said the fish he saw on the sounder were not monsters like they have been catching down there. I should see you tomorrow I should be at the fishing center early. My name is Steve.
 

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Great stuff Sami...do you prefer the 100lb JB hollow core line or the 130 on these bigger tuna on the spinning setups? Do you feel the 130 lb tends to bind and dig into the spool and foul under high drag more than the 100 lb does?
 

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Great stuff Sami...do you prefer the 100lb JB hollow core line or the 130 on these bigger tuna on the spinning setups? Do you feel the 130 lb tends to bind and dig into the spool and foul under high drag more than the 100 lb does?
Hi fasteddiefishin,
I prefer the 130lb Hollow on a spinning outfit and i personally never had any issue with line digging into the spool due to high drag, the key is to spool your reel with high tension using the machine, we don't charge customers any extra money to spool their reels if they buy the line from us, but for the class of fish we are dealing with I tend to lean more to the 130lb line, today was not a bad day we hooked and released a 77 inch on topwater :)

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hey sami, nice meeting you today. Unfortunately not much time to chat. I drove from philly leaving at 8:00pm thursday got to marina at 4:00am Friday, slept over the other side in my truck till 4:45 when I went into the store for sunglasses. by the time I got to the boat my crew was ready. Congrats on the release. I got a 54" 100 lb fish on stickbait early around 9:00 we killed. Fair amount of marks, I had one jig bite didn't come tight. They just didn't want to eat the jig today, and the fish on top seemed as if they were going somewhere fast. We didn't really find one decent feed today, the air was missing that sweet scent. good luck if you fish tomorrow, I had to go straight home, just sat down an hour ago. family first
 
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