MY Personal best, CC Popping

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by JFLORES, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. JFLORES

    JFLORES Senior Member

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    After getting two jigging trips canceled in Cape May, i went tuna popping
    in Cape Cod. Along with my brother and good friend we fished with
    Capt. Chip Baker on the Ocean Experince.

    The day started with light winds and flat sea's, upon arriving at are spot
    we started to see small pods of huge tunas crashing on the surface, soon
    after i see a few fish crashing and i casted at them 4 pulls ZZZZZZZZZZZZ
    fish on. After a very hard fight i landed a 68'' beast my personal best.

    Unfornately while fighting my tuna there was huge pods of 200-300lbs.
    crashing all around us and my brother and friend could not cast to them.

    The rest of the day saw us chasing fish and seeing huge pods of tunas
    sunning themselves on the surface and would not hit anything we casted
    at them.

    I want to thank Capt Chip for a great day and working so hard to put
    us on fish.

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    68'' Beast
     
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  2. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    Congrats John, no one deserves it like you I'm very happy for you as your aren't just a great angler but a great friend. Congrats my friend!!!!!
     

  3. Eric the Red

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    Congrats on the personal best! Canceled trips are no fun, but it looks like you knocked it out of the park!
     
  4. MrBill

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    Nice tuna. It's always great to be on the water beat a personal best. We all dream about it. Time on the water makes dreams come true.
    What do you estimate the weight of that 68" bluefin?

    One more thing. In your picture I thought I saw a snap swivel attached to your lure. After blowing it up I see where you went lure/split ring/swivel.
    Do you use this setup on most of your swimbaits?

    Congrats on a fine catch.
     

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  5. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    not answering for John but most of our crew up here uses that as our standard set up now Mr Bill.
     
  6. paul708

    paul708 Site Sponsor

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    nice catch john..congrats
     
  7. HWK

    HWK Senior Member

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    Congrats, nice bft !!!
     
  8. fishingeek

    fishingeek Senior Member

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    Congratulations on a FINE catch John!!!
     
  9. fathom

    fathom Lifetime Supporting Members

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    awesome to break a personal best! It's the only thing that matters.
     
  10. pametfisher

    pametfisher Senior Member

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    Nice tuna. It's always great to be on the water beat a personal best. We all dream about it. Time on the water makes dreams come true.
    What do you estimate the weight of that 68" bluefin?

    One more thing. In your picture I thought I saw a snap swivel attached to your lure. After blowing it up I see where you went lure/split ring/swivel.
    Do you use this setup on most of your swimbaits?

    Congrats on a fine catch.

    If I were to guess, that's a 230# Spro barrell swivel and a #8 Owner split ring.
     
  11. luna sea II

    luna sea II Banned

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    congratulations on your catch!
     
  12. deadsea

    deadsea Member

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    Nice fish! Congrats!!!
     
  13. BretABaker

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    1. deadsea - like the avatar
    2. i use the same split to swivel setup. i like it more than split to solid.
     
  14. silver335

    silver335 Senior Member

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    congrats john, thats incredible
     
  15. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    Deadsea nice fu***** avatar
     
  16. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    congrats john you deserve it bro

    rich
     
  17. kidflex

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  18. JFLORES

    JFLORES Senior Member

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    Congrats John, no one deserves it like you I'm very happy for you as your aren't just a great angler but a great friend. Congrats my friend!!!!!

    Glenn,

    Thank you so much my man, i had a long hard winter that means alot
    to me.
     
  19. JFLORES

    JFLORES Senior Member

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    Nice tuna. It's always great to be on the water beat a personal best. We all dream about it. Time on the water makes dreams come true.
    What do you estimate the weight of that 68" bluefin?

    One more thing. In your picture I thought I saw a snap swivel attached to your lure. After blowing it up I see where you went lure/split ring/swivel.
    Do you use this setup on most of your swimbaits?

    Congrats on a fine catch.

    MrBill,

    Thank you, IMO that fish weigh's around 180-190lb.

    Yes i use swivel split ring, it works great to reduce line twist.
     
  20. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    John trying to get you
     
  21. SpecialK

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    Great catch. I'm jealous. I guess that setup ha passed to tx as that is the same I use. I like being able to change lures without retying a knot in 100lb.
    It also prevent line twist that happens in the air/ fish on from getting back in the reel.