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Old 03-21-2014, 01:57 AM
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I've tried for the similar False Albacore off Belize.
Seems their schools race from area to area chasing baitfish, and they've moved by the time I stop the boat and cast.
Frustrating.
I need to catch them chasing some slower bait!
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They are an amazing game fish. Ive caught them down in Baja and theyre about all I could handle. I think they are responsible for more broken rods than any other fish down there. A 12# bonito will wear you out more than any fish double that size.
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They are an amazing game fish. Ive caught them down in Baja and theyre about all I could handle. I think they are responsible for more broken rods than any other fish down there. A 12# bonito will wear you out more than any fish double that size.
Yeah, I've caught them on spinning rods and trolling.
But they won't cooperate for flyfishing. The young, first-year ones gather behind the islands in the lagoon of Belize. They're small (~1 pound), but they pull like monsters. I plan to try for those this year. They don't seem to move around as much, because they're chasing sardines and/or silversides.
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Even those small ones sounds like fun. I just hate to go to Belize to do that.
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