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Has anyone ever witnessed a mola mola hook up ? I was fishing on a party boat, private charter out of Pt. Lookout on Monday. Fishing was slow to say the least. 5 or so fluke for the whole boat by 2pm. Then I hear the big splash off the stern. I thought some jokester was doing cannonballs from the top deck. Not to be, a second jump by an approximately 300lb Mola proved to be the cause. I'm not sure if the line snapped or the mates cut it but it was a site to see. Like a cannonball exploding from the water. It didn't jump high but made quite a splash. When I got home I checked on the edibility of the things. They are laden with parasites and worms and the meat is insipid. Not edible at all but some people dry it and boil it down and it has the texture of crabmeat. Not sure why anyone would want to eat such a creature.
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