deep drop charter on Memorial Day

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by ksong, May 26, 2009.

  1. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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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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  2. lordhell

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    Nice tiles there Kil!
     

  3. jiggawhat

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    thats alot of winding if you lose your bait but thats cool trying to set a record that deep.I bet those arms are tired!
     
  4. toppuntawong

    toppuntawong -- Tackle Ho --

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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!
     
  5. ksong

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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:
     
  6. HWK

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    Very nice Ksong !!!
     
  7. John_Madison CT

    John_Madison CT Senior Member

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    Kil: Did you fish a high-speed retrieve reel?
     
  8. AJL

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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
     
  9. STx Fisherman

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    Great pics, Kil. That was a very interesting fishing trip.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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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. :)
     
  11. JFLORES

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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:)
     
  12. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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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.
     
  13. Bolo

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    Nice catch Kil. How do they taste? Are they similar to Snapper?
     
  14. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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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.