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Old 02-18-2008, 02:54 PM
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Salina point Update

We have internet! Waiting since October and finally!

At any rate Bill, TJ and Tim Ervin were here last week and we got some pics to post. The weather was been fairly good, but a bit breezy for a few days each week. The bonefishing was quite good, the guys averaged over 20 landed per day and the blue water was good with a nice wahoo landed, three big mahi jumped, a bunch of tuna and a sailfish free jumping next to the boat.

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Old 02-18-2008, 03:16 PM
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Hey Bob
Warm weather & big fish.....now that is just torture! (ice & snow up here in the Adirondacks)
Do you have a webpage up yet?
Best of luck w/ your venture down in Acklins!
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:35 PM
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Our web guy is coming over Saturday, so we should get it up soon!
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Bob, great photos and the place looks nice! Should I bring the 12wt or will 10wts work for the bluewater? Also, what about bluewater flies? See you 8 March.
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Jim,

That YF looks like 12wt material to me.


Was the hoo taken on fly?

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Old 02-18-2008, 04:35 PM
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Jim,

A 12wt is about minimum for the bigger tuna, though yellowfins that size need about 800ft of spectra backing normally. As for flies, anything flashy but not overly large. Gummy minnows about two inches long on strong hooks are best around the birds crashing bait. For mahi and tuna on the fly we need rather flat seas and working birds, then we start chumming from a drifting boat and the tuna don't take long to find us normally. If we are a ways off the drop the sharks are not too bad. We are having lots of fun with football blackfins on 9 or 10 wts.

The wahoo was on gear. We can hook them up trolling large flies but are very hard to land before the sharks show up. Chunking them up brings in even more sharks as most are right on the drop off.
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Jim,

A 12wt is about minimum for the bigger tuna, though yellowfins that size need about 800ft of spectra backing normally. As for flies, anything flashy but not overly large. Gummy minnows about two inches long on strong hooks are best around the birds crashing bait. For mahi and tuna on the fly we need rather flat seas and working birds, then we start chumming from a drifting boat and the tuna don't take long to find us normally. If we are a ways off the drop the sharks are not too bad. We are having lots of fun with football blackfins on 9 or 10 wts.

The wahoo was on gear. We can hook them up trolling large flies but are very hard to land before the sharks show up. Chunking them up brings in even more sharks as most are right on the drop off.
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Hey Bob
Great pics, place looks great. Glad to hear you've got connection.
I'll bring a trusty 12 wt, too. Any tarpon around?
See you on the 8th.
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We had some tarpon around before Christmas, but we have not seen any for a while...just too early for the migratory guys. They should start to show in March I suspect.
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Can't wait, looks great!!!

Bob what lines do you use in the blue-water? I'll have a 12 wt in toe as well.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:37 AM
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I really like the clear intermidiate SA Tarpon tapers with a served loop end, and 50 pound spectra piled on for backing; the more the better. The Wahoo and smaller tuna don't go more than a couple hundred yards normally but the bigger yellowfins like to rip out then sound.
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Nice pics! The place looks great Bob. I will try and stop down week of March 1 to say hi.
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Vince,

Salina Point homecoming is going on from Feb 29 -March 3 if you want a cool party with the locals.
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Good luck with your endeavor.Any Permit sightings/shots?
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We have been seeing a few as the spring tides are enabling them to run into the bonefish creeks. Normally if we pole along certain bars and shorelines we see at least a few per day. We had tough shot at a 10 pounder two days ago coming out of a creek.
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