Big E overnighter Auig 17th & 18th

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Muddskipper, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Muddskipper

    Muddskipper Senior Member

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    Did the trip last Thurs and Friday.

    Highlight were my 2 Yellow fin on topwater ( the boat only caught 4 YFT)

    And jigging with the Butterfly set up.

    This was a warm up trip to the upcoming 52hr in Sept.

    KITE fishing was done on the boat, and produced FISH
    It was done with a helium ballon, by the 2nd capt.
    Bring it for the big trip, Minnow

    Topwater was great.
    there was no particular lure that out fished any other.
    My 1st YFT came on a Tusimana but was destroyed after that one fish and would not float. My second came on a Big Tuna Hunter. I did not like the action of the angry popper and did not fish it very long.
    guys were actually using lighter gear like PENN 7500 but it took them 30 minutes to catch a 15lb blk fin.
    Beprepared to handle the big boys if your going to toss big lures

    Chunking was hardly done
    I tried it for an hour but did not catch anything

    Jigging for tuna
    this was good for BLK fin, but who care when you have YFT
    IMO I will not do this because its a waste of energy and I would rather go for the big boyz

    Jigging for other species in 200- 300'
    had a blast out fishing everyone with dead bait.
    hot colors were 7oz pink profish
    Wish I had a differnt rod (6'6" Trevella MH)
    If I were to do it again I would buy one of islanders heavy rods.

    What shoud have I brought that I did not.

    More clothes, your shirts get nasty after about 4 hours will bring more next time.
    more than one towel
    more jiggs, my big shimano bag was full and I flew threw jigs, I will bring more next time
     
  2. ALW

    ALW Senior Member

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    So why is it that so few YF are caught? This is not the case in Venice. Is the Big E a good place to Kite fish? Do the 35 fishermen going on this trip just watch someone fly a kite?
     

  3. mcgolfer

    mcgolfer Guest

    there is other fishing going on while the kite is being flown. kite is flown off the starboard side of the boat at mid ship. there are people throwing poppers off the stern and bow and others jigging and chunking off the port side.....rick
     
  4. Muddskipper

    Muddskipper Senior Member

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    So why is it that so few YF are caught? This is not the case in Venice. Is the Big E a good place to Kite fish? Do the 35 fishermen going on this trip just watch someone fly a kite?

    When my 2 yellow-fin were caught, most of the people were a sleep or not fishing. It was late at night.

    Same for the kite fishing, there were very few people fishing while it was happening.
     
  5. ALW

    ALW Senior Member

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    Seems like the Big E should boat more YF. Could it be spooking them? When I fished it in April there were only 11 caught with 40 fishing. The trips I made to Venice produced lots of YF.
     
  6. WilliamH

    WilliamH Junior member

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    52 Hour Long Range Trip

    Big E 7/19 - 21/06

    Pending State Record Blackfin Snapper - 7.2#
    53 Yellowfin Tuna up to 92#
    200+ Blackfin Tuna
    51 Grouper
    19 Amberjack up to 51#
     
  7. Muddskipper

    Muddskipper Senior Member

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    BTW

    The pending state record was cught by the same guy flying the kite on our trip.
    He was the 2nd Capt. named John


    52 Hour Long Range Trip

    Big E 7/19 - 21/06

    Pending State Record Blackfin Snapper - 7.2#
    53 Yellowfin Tuna up to 92#
    200+ Blackfin Tuna
    51 Grouper
    19 Amberjack up to 51#
     
  8. MO1

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    Mudskipper--- did you use the Ebay jigs? How did they work compared
    to more expensive models ?
    thanks
    MO
     
  9. fathom

    fathom Lifetime Supporting Members

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    hey, I was on the 7/19 -21 trip . do i know you guys? i had 2 yft on jigs 1 on chunk and boocooo blackfin. Im in the front on the far right in big e pic
    Fathom
     
  10. fathom

    fathom Lifetime Supporting Members

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    the chinese knife jigs on ebay are almost an exact copy of river to sea, hell yes thell work! for less than half if you catch the auction right. I have always favored the pink jigs but after catching 25 bft in a row there was no more color or prisim tape left on the knive jig and they were still hitting it.
    fathom
     
  11. Muddskipper

    Muddskipper Senior Member

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    Mudskipper--- did you use the Ebay jigs? How did they work compared
    to more expensive models ?
    thanks
    MO

    The fish destroyed them

    I went thru hem like hot cakes w/ melted butter

    Only problem, the toothy critters like them alot......

    I lost close to $100 in jigs in 3 hrs

    and I never touched any shimano butterfly's

    I am saving them

    not sure for what

    But I refuse to feed them to Sharks and Baricudda
     
  12. SSFIREMSN

    SSFIREMSN Senior Member

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    Hey Muddskipper, I think I got some of the same jigs and was wondering what size and color worked best for you? How many jigs did you loose? Trying to find out if I need to get more? Thanks steve
     
  13. Muddskipper

    Muddskipper Senior Member

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    Any color but make sure you have enough weight to get down

    The current can take you away from the boat

    I prefer PINK but the ones on the net dont come in that color