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Old 08-06-2018, 03:26 PM
J Barbosa J Barbosa is offline
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Default Re: July & August 2018 Fishing Reports

Did a quick inshore tuna trip on a friend's boat yesterday...knew it was going to be tough with the good weather and crowds but hoped we could get a fish or two before it got crowded.

We had two BFT on first thing in the morning, one that was pulling a normal amount of drag and one that was clearly an oversized fish. The first run absolutely emptied my Talica 25 spool (550 Yards of braid) and crossed with the other fish. Was about to intentionally break the bigger fish off so we wouldn't lose all the line when it crossed with the other fish and we lost both. Pretty cool to experience that in NJ waters - I've only seen drags scream like that while commercially fishing for giant tuna in NC.
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