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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Did some trolling this afternoon in the stiff North wind. Tons of small Spanish around. You could load up on them right now if you are fishing for them. Managed to get my first king of the season. I did not weigh him but would guess about 15-18 pounds. All fish caught on trolled cigar minnows in 30-65 feet of water. Saw a couple Loggerheads and one huge Leatherback but no cobia on any of them. Also, had a run in with an Ocean Sunfish in 45 feet of water...pretty cool sight to see for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:55 am 
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Nice fish - congrats! I'm hoping to get on some spanish here soon myself...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:31 am 
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nice catch and nice pics!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:06 pm 
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the pics of the mola mola are awesome. i have spent literally thousands of hours on the gulf and atlantic and i have never seen one.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Awesome pics. I'll be over there in June. What kind of leaders are you using? I'm gonna but a couple avet sx's and just wondering how I should spool them and what terminal gear I need for the clear waters off the beach. Not just for kings but also just for general btb fishing.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:53 pm 
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cbump,
I tie my own leaders. I use 27lb Berkeley 7 Strand. I make them about 18" long. I tie a #4 4X strong treble on the end with a figure eight knot then tie on a #2 4X strong treble four inches or so ahead of that with another figure eight knot. Then I slide on a duster. Then I tie on a tiny 65lb offshore angler swivel from bass pro with yet another figure eight knot. As for mainline you'll probably want 15-20lb mono depending on spool capacity. If you need any other info don't hesitate to ask. Will

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Thanks Will, I appreciate it! Hopefully the surf conditions will be good while we're there!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:07 pm 
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As a general rule it is usually pretty good for getting offshore in June.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:22 am 
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Here is the video from the other day:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhIpzpZgWx0&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

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