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Date posted July 30, 2004 7:32 PM
Posted by Makoman16
Report location New York > Debs/Jones > Bluefin Tuna
Fishing method Boat
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Since yesterday was dad's last day of his vacation and the rain finally stopped ~ we decided to check and see if the mahi and bluefin remained at Cholera through the storm. The bad news ~ no mahi. The good news ~ who cares about that when you are catching bluefin! Ten minutes after the lures hit the water ~ we had our first BFT ~ 15-18 pounds. Then another at 15 pounds. Finally ~ about 2 hours after we started ~ a respectable inshore BFT of 30 pounds. All the action was on bluefish tackle ~ making this "fun!"



Today ~ another shot at BFT ~ but this time as part of the Babylon Invitational. We hopped aboard my buddy's 23' center console "rocket" ship. We ventured into the deep ~ very, very deep ~ when we finally found some nice marks on the recorder. These fish were down really deep ~ between 50-100 feet ~ and they seemed bigger than normal. After an hour of frustration ~ the team made a group decision that "this is the spot" ~ so we would wait it out until one of the suckers surfaced.



Two hours later ~ the center rigger clip snaps ~ as line peels from the Tiagra 50W. Three-hundred yards later ~ she finally stopped her initial run. We knew we had a good fish. Within 30 minutes she was gaffed and placed gingerly into the cooler. She weighed a respectable 80 pounds in Babylon. As of right now ~ she is on top of the leader board ~ but this is a 3 day event ~ so my fingers are crossed!



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HappyCamper


Joined: 11/27/2002
Posts: 3545
 07/30/2004 08:40 PM  

Good luck Mako on the prize ! Youre reports are great. Keep it up. Thanks. Steve
 
JoeBfishing


Joined: 04/24/2002
Posts: 5384
 07/30/2004 08:47 PM  

You got it in the bag! I mean think of all those keeper flatties you thrown back to fight again! When you could have easily have kept them. The fish gods don't forget. Good Luck to yous.
 
speck

Joined: 04/22/2002
Posts: 46
Location: Wantagh
 07/30/2004 11:01 PM  

What did you catch the inshore BFT on at cholera?
 
Makoman16


Joined: 07/01/2002
Posts: 5206
Location: Growing up, 11756.....growing old, 11741
 07/31/2004 07:28 AM  

Thanks for the kind words fellas. As of last night, the top three fish in the "day" category were 78, 79, and 80. Too close for comfort! The fish at Cholera were caught on pink Smoker daisy chains and a Mexican Flag Zuker.


You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again. Mia Hamm
 
NickyJ

Joined: 03/22/2004
Posts: 34
 07/31/2004 12:00 PM  

Nice job! Good detailed reports...will keep fingers crossed for you, what's the top prize in that tourney?
 
Makoman16


Joined: 07/01/2002
Posts: 5206
Location: Growing up, 11756.....growing old, 11741
 07/31/2004 01:43 PM  

I am not really sure ~ but last year they dished out a total of $75,000 in cash. No matter how you slice it ~ I'll take it!


You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again. Mia Hamm
 
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