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Old 23-10-2012, 14:31   #16
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Re: Offshore fishing

We use 'Cuban YoYo's". The 10 inch dia spools with 200 lb mono and a steel leader. I use the cleats as a drag and a bunge as shock absorber.. A big feather or a rigged Ballyhoo and Game on! You can pull in the mono with gloves on and we are food fishing... not sport.

I gave up rod and reel on the sailboat. The last time I used that rig I foul hooked a huge Mahi. The fish went everywhere while I tried in vain to get around all the rigging. Looking back at the chart plotter history it looked like an etch-a-schetch on crack.

Now we just hog them in and chow down.

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Old 23-10-2012, 14:34   #17
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Re: Offshore fishing

We reel the fish in, gaff it, a little rum on the gills, then into the dink in the davits. Ideally the fish doesn't spend much time in the cockpit, unless posing for a picture.

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Old 24-10-2012, 09:56   #18
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Re: Offshore fishing

Rum on the gills? Yours, or the fish's?
Ps 139:9-10 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
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Old 26-10-2012, 23:39   #19
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Re: Offshore fishing

Both the fish and I share a drink!

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fishing, offshore

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