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Posted: Aug. 27 2006,13:41

We had about 10 people launch at 6:30ish from the Lake Worth pier. What we lacked in experience, well, we lacked in experience. A lot of "have you ever been out here before? No, have you?", later topped by "I got this snapper, but I don't know what kind. It has lots of little spots" which turned out to be a small grouper. Between all of us we had a couple of GPS devices but I don't think there were any fishfinders (mine's in the garage to be installed on my new yak when I get one). Led by Cookinman, we all headed south, anticipating a northerly drift, only to find the current heading south as well- looonnnggg paddle back. (2 hours at 1mph- do the math)

Despite all this, the weather was perfect. Seas 0-1 feet and a thunderstorm which stayed in between the sun and us the entire morning without ever coming close. The bite started pretty quick once we dropped lines with a bluefish and some bonito. I lost one jig on the bottom and then discovered what a cutoff is like when a King sliced right through my 50lb flourcarbon leader without even a tug. That finished off my two jigs I bought just for this trip, so I resorted to cut ballyhoo and got my 30" kingfish.

Now I'm an official pelagic kayak fisher :O. I got one little grouper, one more cutoff and a bust-off to show for the rest of the morning. We split up after the first drift so I hope a few more kings got caught. It was cool to have flying fish jumping away from the kayak.

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Posted: Aug. 27 2006,17:44

:laugh: Nice job today. I got the big ol skunk But a few more bonita's & I think a small king by Cookinman. No joke about the drift. I thought I was going to drift to Cuba :O  I could not get my yak to go north against that current later in day. So I headed towards the beach and then went north. Thanks for the ballyhoo, the fish enjoyed them :p  You need to come out again next time, we might go to Pompano Beach & paddle south to the Pompano Beach Pier and then out to some deeper water. Stay tuned for futher info...... :cool:

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Posted: Aug. 28 2006,18:55

Catching bonitos is not skunked, catching nothing is skunked. I'm glad you enjoyed feeding my leftover ballyhoo to the fish. It was about a 2 mile paddle back when I left, so you must be even sorer than I was. I was nervous about my king spoiling since it didn't fit all the way in my fishbag, so I bugged out a bit early. The fish arrived fresh enough.

For those not familiar, mackerel and tuna, sometimes dolphin, can cause Scombroid poisoning if not iced quickly. This can occur in just 3-5 hours above refrigerator temps due to naturally occurring bacteria converting the amino acid histidine into histamine. Histamine is what causes allergic reactions, hence antihistamines are the treatment. If anyone has figured out a good way to attach a cooler big enough for long fish to a yak, let me know.

From the FDA Scombroid link:
Symptoms of scombroid poisoning can become evident within minutes to 2 hours following consumption. This rapid onset is one reason scombroid poisoning may be reported more often than many other food poisonings which react much slower. Initial signs suggest an allergic response with facial flushing and sweating, burning-peppery taste sensations about the mouth and throat, dizziness, nausea and headache. These initial symptoms can advance to facial rash, hives, edema, short term diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Severe cases may blur vision, and cause respiratory stress and swelling of the tongue. Symptoms usually last for approximately 4 to 6 hours and rarely exceed one to two days. This is rarely fatal.

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Posted: Oct. 08 2006,15:33

Quote (RDS @ Aug. 28 2006,21:55)
Catching bonitos is not skunked, catching nothing is skunked. I'm glad you enjoyed feeding my leftover ballyhoo to the fish. It was about a 2 mile paddle back when I left, so you must be even sorer than I was. I was nervous about my king spoiling since it didn't fit all the way in my fishbag, so I bugged out a bit early. The fish arrived fresh enough.

For those not familiar, mackerel and tuna, sometimes dolphin, can cause Scombroid poisoning if not iced quickly. This can occur in just 3-5 hours above refrigerator temps due to naturally occurring bacteria converting the amino acid histidine into histamine. Histamine is what causes allergic reactions, hence antihistamines are the treatment. If anyone has figured out a good way to attach a cooler big enough for long fish to a yak, let me know.

From the FDA Scombroid link:
Symptoms of scombroid poisoning can become evident within minutes to 2 hours following consumption. This rapid onset is one reason scombroid poisoning may be reported more often than many other food poisonings which react much slower. Initial signs suggest an allergic response with facial flushing and sweating, burning-peppery taste sensations about the mouth and throat, dizziness, nausea and headache. These initial symptoms can advance to facial rash, hives, edema, short term diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Severe cases may blur vision, and cause respiratory stress and swelling of the tongue. Symptoms usually last for approximately 4 to 6 hours and rarely exceed one to two days. This is rarely fatal.

RDS

Interesting ....I thinkthis has happened to me with a Mac one time.  I kept it in a bucket of water for an hor....whenthe bite slowed, I went and bought ice.  Did not think it was too long at all.....Man, I was SO sick within 2 hours of eating it.
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Posted: Nov. 02 2006,18:22

Ok RDS,

I am  very upset that I didn't get the opportunity to launch with you the the other week, but things have been very busy for me.  Everyone should give a BIG UP'S for the SCUPPER PRO.  I can't wait to see it, but I hope you have your ROD HOLDERS rigged for the big game.  Please understand that my WIFE sometimes RULES.  I will call you for sure, when I am in charge.  You guy's might laugh, but she is the doctor in the family!!!!

Andre'
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