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Old 08-05-2013, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: I miss my flyrods

Dude, I feel ya. I've been in basic training for the last two and a half months and I'll be in AIT until November. NO fishing time at all. Even if there was my rods are a couple thousand miles away. So all I'm left with is this and the pages I liked on Facebook. My next fish I catch no matter what it is will be magical.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:11 PM
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If you're into Albacore come down to Florida for a weekend this summer. We call them Bonita down here and they're considered a trash fish. Why I don't know as its an incredible fight, but most off shore guys turn up their noses at them. They're used as chum or bait if kept at all.

Anyway, this time of the year if you go offshore in SE Florida in about sixty to eighty feet of water and hang a chum bag over the side and then use live chum to bring them to the surface you can catch them till your arm falls off. Its a ten to twelve weight proposition as they run to the bottom and you need enough back bone in the rod to force them to the surface. Its a lot of fun. Plus, when you get tired of catching them (and yes they're almost a 100% guarantee here at this time of year) you can run out to 350 and go for dolphin (mahi mahi). Its mostly schoolies, but a five pounder on a ten weight is a blast. For both about the best pattern is something called an Eat Me designed by a local guide. I'll try to post it.
I know I fished for them and Blackfins offshore from Islamorada ! And it was awesome! We had them by the boat all day by continually tossing handfuls of Pilchards for chum . And yes they definitely overall are bigger than the ones up north. With that said my boy had the battle of his life with a 12 lber off of Montauk last year that seemed like it would never end!
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