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Made it offshore Saturday thru the 5 footers. Left the slip at 4:30. We went to the Canyon which put us on a 30 degree tack. This put the waves on our starboard side and allowed us to keep our teeth and hull in one piece. Winds were blowing a steady 20-25 knots all day. There were some 7-8 footers on occasion and lots of white caps. Started with 4 lines and eventually had 5 lines out. Caught 4 blackfin to 15 lbs. and lost one to a pulled hook. Saw a free jumping blue marlin off our bow, but it didn't give us a second look. Nice show, though. Made at least 6 water-clearing leaps. Probably trying to throw barnacles or lampreys. Estimated size was about 200 lbs. I imagine it was a male.

Learned alot about trying to fish in 'sporty' water. Had a fun day as well. None of the other Big-Game boats came out. The head boats were fairly close by. They had a lot of green customers and were having trouble anchoring because of the wind and the strong currents. Did find blue water outside of 30 fathoms. Grass wasn't too bad either. Saw lots of sizeable flying fish. Had a tiny one land in the cockpit. They are a cool looking fish. Our deepest area fished was 300 fathoms near Colt 45. Made it back to the dock at 3:30. Took some tuna into Coconuts and had them grill it 'jerk' style. It was outstanding. Also dipped some strips in soy and wasabi for sushi. Ready for our next club day on June 12. Hope to make a snapper trip before then. Tight lines to all.
 

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The Per-Lin is a 28' Bertram with a flybridge. It has twin gas Vorteks. It trolls well but drifting is a rock-n-roll experience. She's 30 years old but Perry put new engines in before last season. She's a nice midsize boat. I might add that if we had to run straight into yesterday's seas, like you boys up north, it would have been seriously rough instead of sporty.
 

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We were just up the coast from you running out of Port Mansfield. We left early and went northeast out of the jetties but kept within 15 miles of shore. Scored 3 kings and one cobia trolling on Rapalas. Nice breeze and 4-5's in between the 7-9's. It was rough as a cob on the way back against the seas. One crew member sea sick. We saw only 3 boats the entire day.
 
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