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The wife and I left Aransas Pass Sunday morning headed for Big Southern. A pretty long ride but she had never been in deeper water than 100 feet so I wanted to take her out there to 250 feet of water since we had such a nice weather/seas day. After about 5 minutes of lines in the water, my wife's 20 pound setup which was fishing on the top (no weight) with a sardine began to shake and the drag was singing. After 35 minutes she gave up saying she couldn't fight the fish anymore, I fought it for another 15 and finally got it boat-side. We sunk a gaff in but I couldn't lift it into the boat (too heavy) so we put another gaff in and both of us pulled it in. This was the first Wahoo that had been landed in my boat. The fish bottomed my 50 pound fish scale without getting the whole fish off the deck. By the time I took the pic, most of the stripes had faded. The rest of the day was the usual Kings and some really fiesty Bonito. At the boat ramp, the game warden measured the fish at 66 inches. That's definitely a new all species boat record, and we ate some of that excellent white meat Sunday night. Congrats to the wife, a 50+ pound 'Hoo on 20 pound tackle until she couldn't hold up the rod anymore.
 

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Valkyrie,
Congrats to the Mrs. on the Hoo!! He will make some fine eats! Speaking of which, when are you having the board over for dinner!?! :biggrin:

Junior

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Ode To The P-38 (cont)

Yes, in the days that have passed,​


when the tables were massed with glasses of scotch and champagne,
It's quite true that the sight was a thing of delight us,
intent on feeling no pain.
But no longer the same, nowadays is this game
When we head north for Messina Straits
Take the sparkling wine-every time,
just make mine an escort of P-38s.



â€" Frederic Arnold, 'Kohn's War.'




 

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Congrats. Sept. Is The Month For Hoo!

This is my 74 pounder taken off Port A 9/13/00. Burned the main bearing on my new Newell 646. It was worth every cu. in. of smoke. LOL! CF?
 

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Snagged, it was caught out on the rock. SightCast, we weren't skeered to pick it up, just too tired. I couldn't even get the wife to hold a camera. I learned that 'Hoo fishing is an aerobic sport.
 

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That is a nice HOO have only been lucky enought to have one 60" Hoo in the boat this year and that was the first trip. But we are still trying.
 

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we saw two around 65 miles out. the little one was around 5 ft. the other was a freaking sea monster!! i'll post a report later.
 

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Nice too see that someone else got into the HOO's We took two on our first day out the largest going 72 pounds that hit the shot gun and took off for cuba.

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Congrats

Nice fish Bill, wish I could have been there. I get a bigger kick out of watching my significant other catch a nice fish than I do getting one myself. A tagteam effort is really rewarding. Any fishing plans this weekend, depending of course on Ivan?
 
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