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Capn Jimbo Offline
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Posted: July 24 2004,15:35

Well, I know many of you are aware of the grandfather of our sport, Kayak Willie.  A good man who sadly has a few physical problems which now prevent him from paddlin much.

Well I had a chance to go offshore with Willie today at first light, not returning til early PM.  It was fun and a rare opportunity to watch and learn from a guy who is one of the greats.  

First hit was from a large Wahoo, which was not hooked (Willie told me how to distinguish a Wahoo from the bite...whew!).  Not long after a real hookup which I took and fought - about a 3 ft. Dolphin (Mahi Mahi for Chef Mike).  Took at least 15 or 20 minutes of hard fighting, pump and reelin.  Probably the toughest fight I've had with any fish so far.

Couple of outstanding jumps with at least a 100 yards out.  You know the picture...line angling down into the water with a distance flash of green and the line curling up into the air, then crashing back into the swells.

Day ending with snorkeling in the shallows and Willie expertly filleting it.  Learned a bunch from how he rigs ballyhoo, to various other techniques.   He shared with me spots where yakfishers have a real chance at kings, wahoos, sails, dolphin and even some marlin...

I'm still awestruck...

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Posted: July 24 2004,19:39

That's awesome!!
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Posted: July 24 2004,20:13

WAY TO GO JIMBO...!!!

What a marvelous way to spend the day -and now the proof of it is gone, eh? ??? LOL!  But seriously -any pics to share?

What an incentive to pack a bit bigger rod, head out and not in, and yakfish as you

Paddle On!

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Posted: July 25 2004,09:43

Kayak Willie took a couple pre-filleted pics dockside, and will post em if and when he gets em developed...

BTW, took my flyrod and one of my heavier rods, my M/H 7 ft Redbone, which I rarely use inshore as it's overkill.  Offshore I felt like I was facing down grizzly bears with a BB gun...

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Posted: July 26 2004,09:26

Nice Jim,

Thoughyt you would give me a heads up and invite!

Maybe next time.

Gotto get offshore with you. Nice report.

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Posted: July 26 2004,15:33

Jim
would you mind sharing where you put in and how far out you went.
Also on the Dolphin was it on the grass line or floating debris
thanks!!!!


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Posted: July 26 2004,16:10

Pal...bout 10 miles out, we angled north, ended up east of Pompano Beach.   Some scattered weed, but no real lines or patches, and no debris.

Darn...I even had my flyrod....

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Posted: June 20 2005,17:48

i was out 2 mos ago and i paddled to the end of blind creek in st lucie ended at a beach about 200 yds from the ocean i got out and walked to the beach and saw three long fins sticking out of the water smashing bait balls(march april this year) thought it might be killer whales cause of the shape of the fin so went home and looked at my fla sportsnman fish book only thing in the book that looked like that dorsel was a marlin those fins stuck about 3 ft out of the water so i looked on my nav chart the end of the stlucie power plant water feed pipes end about 1 to 1.5 miles offshore of blind creek so were those fins attached to marlin or orcas noone else has given me a decent answer
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Posted: June 20 2005,18:35

Jimbo - AWESOME!!! Congrats!

Kodiaz - Orcas are more of a coldwater mammal but that time of year anything's possible. Could've also been hammerheads? They have a pretty tall dorsal which is reminiscent of an Orca I think.
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Posted: June 20 2005,20:02

it was tall and shaped like a sickle need less to say whatever it was it was big enuff for me to be lunch so i didnt let my curiosity get the better of me because i wanted to portage the yak over to see what it was #### i wish i had a video camera for all the crazy stuff ive seen on the water
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