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  1. stinkyB

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    Nice! Yes, while the blues are a PIA, theyre certainly fun on light tackle..... 1st run of smaller ones came through with the mullet run. I got a couple on topwater plugs with my 2000 spinning reel.
    Smoke em if ya got em ;)
     
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    and was probably a good call to put away the expensive jigs with those yellow eyed piranahs around....
     
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    It been awhile since I went completely manual reel. Those Gator Blues kicked my ass until I let them fight the drag instead of me. I'm still sore from all the crankin but yanno, its hurts good knowing what I put in the box. :)

    Next trip? Block Island, RI. Checked the marine maps and max depths look like 90ft. A few 100ft+ pockets but for the most part, it looks like a big underwater plain so I'll be bringing my lighter SPJ gear. Jigs no heavier than 120g. 20lb line and 30lb flouro topshot. Rod rated 60-180g so the sweet spot should be near 100g. A bait rod for backup of course. Didn't see any wrecks on the map either so I should be able to keep my rigs.
     
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    Need to you put you on an Amberjack "reef donkey" before you're Cman70 ;)
     
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    Looking at '22 to start on my fishing bucket list again..
     
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    First FL. trip for '22 will be either the American Patriot or the Yankee Capt. out of KW. Looking at May/June timeframe.
     
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    Waiting for the models to converge for next weekend. I have my gear ready and research has been done. Not sure of my last long range trip will happen but if it does, this fisherman will be prep'd to the max. Bring it on. I'm ready....
     
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    Looking like I'm headed offshore tommorrow...... hopefully some hungry wahoo and cobia on the wrecks:cool:
     
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    Mother Nature cancelled my offshore trip for today. High winds and seas up at Block Island Sound was the culprit.
     
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    Long day offshore.... high speed troll was a zilch (aside from gas $ burned)... bottom fishing was fair. A bunch of small vermillions (beeliners) some nice Triggers and pink porgies. I did lose a BIG fish on the 6oz bucktail jig (over 40Lbs for sure) :( and broke off another on the slowpitch rod.... FG knot broke (I've already caught a ton of fish on this same rod/knot o_O
     
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    Which SPJ rod were you using? Sounds like you just wore it out Stinky. :) sucks you lost the kraken though.
     
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    Yeah, I guess that could be the case.....
    Lost the 2nd fish on the spinning rod as I tried to walk around boat of the boat as it was taking heavy drag

    SP rod is a Centaur Constellation.... kind of entry level $, but alot better than those Tsunami stiff sticks. Friends laugh as it looks like I'm going bass fishing, it's so small/light
     
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    Everybody sez that when they first see a SPJ rig. I think I told you about my trip up to Gloucester, MA. Broke out my SPJ rig and the mate swore up and down it wouldn't work and I would be tangling up folks. Several large Cod later, he was still saying the rig wouldn't work. Then he asked me if the jig was a "flat fall". :)
     
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    Sounds like the perfect rod for the depth you usually fish. You don't go deeper than 200ft often do you?
     
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    pretty rarely..... 100-200'. (mostly 110-150) in retrospect, I wish I spent the extra $90 and got the "combat arm" model.... same blank, but better guides (that I'm sure will last longer)
     
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    Phenix Titan SPJ 60-180g, 6'-8" is my normal SPJ rod for SB and such. I like the range of jig weights. Pitches lighter jigs no problem. Acid wrapped as well. Light as a feather. Costs a bit over 200 but worth every penny.
     
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    that's not bad.... I found that jigs under 100G are usually a bit light for me, esp with other people fishing in the boat (and theyre not jigging)
     

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