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I arranged a deep drop charter for 22 guys on 100' Atlantic Star out of Cape May on Memorial Day.
We fished 600 ft - 900 ft and most guys used manual reels.
Fishing was decent in good weather and we caugt decent amount of golden tile, blueline tiles, wreckfish and roses ( red perch).

Stragely, guys who used electric reels, didn't do well. I think their stuffs are too heavy or they didn't master how to use electric reels.

Pool fish was about 35 - 40 lbs golden tilefish. I hoped someone on the boat would land a record tile fish as we fished the same area wher they landec a tile very close to IGFA record fihs a couple weeks ago, but it didn't happen on this trip.





















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Very nice Mr. Kil Song! 600-900 ft is really deep and to use manual reel? you guys must be world strongest men!
It was not easy to reel in with 2 pound sinker even without fish. :)
It was about 300 cranks from bottom to the surface and I had to crank at least 6,000 turns (300 X 20 times) during the trip. :eek:
 

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Excellent report Kil! Thank you for the reel....it came in just in time for my memorial weekend trip. Those tile fish are one of my favorites!

Adios
Anthony
 

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Kil: Did you fish a high-speed retrieve reel?
I used high gear of Accurate 665 two-speed.
You need at least 4:1 gear ratio to fish deep, otherwise it takes forever to reel in. :)
 

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It was not easy to reel in with 2 pound sinker even without fish. :)
It was about 300 cranks from bottom to the surface and I had to crank at least 6,000 turns (300 X 20 times) during the trip. :eek:


Kil,

I see your getting your arm stronger for the tuna season:p

Very nice pictures and report:)
 

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Kil,

I see your getting your arm stronger for the tuna season:p

Very nice pictures and report:)
John, tilefishing is much more demanding than tuna jigging as it takes only 10 - 20 minutes to land 100 plus lbs tuna . :)
Bluefin jigging is around corner and I can't wait to test my JM PE4 reel for them.
 

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Nice catch Kil. How do they taste? Are they similar to Snapper?
I ate sashimi of golden tile and wreckfish and they both are very tasty.
 
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