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: Not really bonefish or tarpon, but just as fun...


Frogfish
01-06-2008, 06:29 PM
Out of Palm Beach, FL with Capt Scott Hamilton.

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4' Cuda

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/frogfishII/100_4122.jpg
Jack Crevalle (around 8#)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/frogfishII/100_4128.jpg
another jack (8#)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/frogfishII/100_4144.jpg

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my dad's jack (9#)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/frogfishII/100_4163.jpg
released about another 40 spanish macks...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/frogfishII/100_4165.jpg

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Jack on a 10 wt

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/frogfishII/100_4150.jpg
What macks do to your flies...

jimS
01-06-2008, 08:01 PM
Great report. Cudas and jacks are great fun. Appears you and your dad had a great time, and anything that pulls lines is good. This time of year its tough to predict where and when things will happen - mother nature is whimsical.

teflon_jones
01-06-2008, 10:07 PM
Looks like a great trip with lots of nice fish caught!

Frogfish
01-06-2008, 10:27 PM
Yea, those fish were a blast! The cuda took me deep into my backing on its first run! Normally cuda aren't endurance fighters, but this fish made some blistering runs 10 minutes into the fight. It took me more than 15 minutes to bring boatside. At one point, I think it was being chased by a spinner shark (it started jumping near the beach, scaring a couple beachgoers in the process) and later in the fight, it had an even bigger cuda next to it!

Man, those jacks fought as hard as any salmon I've ever caught up here in MI. The only thing is they don't jump. These jacks never took me into my backing, but I'm waiting for one of the big jacks to try to spool me! :P