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I jumped aboard the vessel a Great Escape and headed to the hambone. We chunked butters and sardines and used butters,croakers, and live peanut bunker for hookbaits. We ended up moving thirty yards from our origanl spot and started hooking up. We ended up boating one nice bluefin (first tuna on the Great Escape). We were really lucky with that fish, it got wrapped in the anchor line (like all the other fish we lost that day) and we ended up handlining it up. It was an awesome expeirence. The fish took a live croaker that we caught the night before off the docks. We had bites from about 930 till we stopped.

sunday afternoon the mahi lite deprted from schooner island marinia for anovernighter at the hambone. We got there about 2 hours before sundown and caught a manta or sting ray. want to talk about a dissapointment, but still a good fish. we hooked up an hour after sundown and chased a nice fgish around and eventually had him all messed up in a anchor line. dissapointment. spent a nice night out there, clear skies and good company. around 4 we started hard again and got a 70 pounder who was tailwrapped tothe boat at daybreak. then nothing till ten when most of the boats left the bone, we got a ton of tuna under the boat and in the slick and hooked up a nice one and it broke off and the swivel, then we hooked up a 100 pounder on a thirty outfit, we got it to the boat (after it took off with the gaff i placed in it..whoops)then we finally got it in the boat.and headed for cape may. going back to retrieve our ball there was tons of tuna (looked like small yellowfin) swimming around it. awesome sight. great days and great company. we might give it another shot on thursday on the french connection

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What type of boat were you fishing in on Sat. was it a Grady? We were out there and did the same thing. Moved 30 yards got hooked up.
 

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Outta Bounds said:
What type of boat were you fishing in on Sat. was it a Grady? We were out there and did the same thing. Moved 30 yards got hooked up.
COOL,WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO GO 30 YARDS??
 

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There was a boat anchored right next to us who hooked up several times while we were doing nothing. He pulled his anchor and headed home and we decided to take a shot and move into his spot. We were hooked upwithin ten minutes of moving. Didnt see anything exceptional on the bottom but we hooked 2 fish in that spot within 1hour.
 

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Maybe the hooked baits were seperating from the chunks in the slick and by moving up it put the hooked baits right in front of the fish? 120 ft at the Hombone seems to be the trick.
 

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The Miss Andrea slayed them and we moved as soon as they left. I was on the 30 foot grady, it was great day action wise. We had fish all over the spread (i.e. deep shallow. everywhere). It was a fun day ahd by all and finally got some blood on that machine. Give a hollar if your out there thursday. Boats name is French Connection.
 
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