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: Few fattie bones and the proverbial ones that got away...


WW28
04-12-2010, 12:09 PM
Ran a boat over from west palm and got a little time to bonefish up around Walkers. While not known as a premier destination, it is the second time that I have had excellent days. There are some HUGE fish in the northern Bahamas. I lost two fish that were well over 10 lbs and cast to a few as big or bigger. One fish screamed across the flat and almost spooled my Tibor everglades and I was using brand new 16lb seaguar, eventually popping the leader- thats how much drag he was pulling. The other was tailing!! and I had a solid hookup and the fish again screamed across the entire flat, eventually cutting me off on a coral outcropping. While wading I had a shot at two fish that were so big I thought they were Tarpon or sharks. Maybe the big boys were out bc of the cool weather and the tough wind allowed me to get close, but it was impressive.

juro
04-12-2010, 03:07 PM
Cool - how long of a run was it?

WW28
04-12-2010, 03:45 PM
95 nautical