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    Default Double Barrel fishing report SEP 29th!

    I decided to head out with only one other person today...my good friend Jake joined me for a day of wahoo hunting out of MHC. We pushed out around 0530, very dark (no moon) and fairly rough for my boat. We got to see a nice display of lightening from all the thunderstorms just offshore - made for some zig zag navigation. We pushed around most of them, but got caught by a few smaller ones with lots of wind and rain...it was already rough out, in front of those squalls was sporty!

    Decided to do some 'high speed' trolling for wahoo (15 -18kts). Hooked up on one, but after a short screaming pull, the 80lb line broke! 22lbs of drag - i'm going to try and simplify my setup next time and see what happens.

    After the slug-fest getting out to the Rise, the action started. As I was checking the downrigger, a wahoo came flying out of the water about 4' high, missed my transom bait but came back and hammered my short rigger. 42lb wahoo 30 min later with Jake driving and me clearing lines and fighting fish on light tackle.

    The bite was on! We even had double hookups of wahoo. Talk about a challenge - thank goodness the autopilot held most of the time in those rough seas! Caught our limit (2 per person) in about 2 hours, was wishing we had more people on board. We rolled in (had to watch the broaching all the way home). Rough day on the water, but seemed perfectly fine when fish were stripping line!

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    Great job guys, awesome wahoo especially after battling the rough water and having two hookups at one time. Thanks for the post and pics and as always enjoy seeing what the DoubleBarrel has brought back to the dock. Maybe I can take you up on one of your offers these days. Thanks again, georgep

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    nice job, i know the ocean looked dang rough from what I saw this afternoon...wasn't even sure you boys made it out
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    Nice job. Wish I was there. One day I'll be able to do as you do and take off during the week to do some fishing. But till then its a Saturday/Sunday schedule for me.
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    What were you pulling for high speed? We been using the Ballyhood Banchee's (cowbells) with good results.




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    I wish I were home as I would have been there today. Still a long drive I'll come early and spend the night in a motel close to the launch!
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    Great report. Thanks. Glad we sat this one out with that wind whipping.
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    Congrats, that is an awesome day for two anglers

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    Topsail:
    We were pulling Black Bart San Sal Candy and Wahoo Candy, 25' 400lb mono shock leader, 48oz trolling leads with wire on either side. Going to try and make my own 32oz lead weight lures so I can simplify the set-up without an inline trolling weight. See how that works. If I lose one of those...oh well, cheap (not a $100 setup). It is fun running that fast and catching fish
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    Ya"hoo"! Great catching! When are we eating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Barrel View Post
    It is fun running that fast and catching fish
    Yeah! When you get a hook-up, you pretty much know what it is - HOO time!




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    From what I've been told, chances are it has some size to it! I just made a few lures tonight out of lead (32oz) and a black Bart skirt. Think it will work and simplify the set-up. I will run 3-4 lines next time and see what happens. Have to admit it is super cool catching fish that fast. Wish my boat planed a little slower, but 16-18 is right on the edge of not getting up on step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Barrel View Post
    From what I've been told, chances are it has some size to it!
    Exactly what I mean!




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    Great catches, congrats on a successful day on the water...
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    Nice Catch!!! Wish I could have been there.

    We went to Southport and fished the US Open King Mackeral Tournament. There was only 323 boats registered this year, normally over 500. There were only 255 fish weighed in in 2 days of fishing. It was tough finding the Kings. We ended up with 16th place with a 27.25lber.

    Hopefully I can catch another trip with you sometime. Good job!!
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