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This Little Fish Took Me 75 Yards Down The Beach

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When I say little I mean little, 4 lbs........maybe less, chased it down over a large rock pile about 75 yds down the beach, drag was tight too.

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A Jack, right? Hear they're awesome sport, your testimony lends credence, eh? :smiley:

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In Hawaii we call those Papio's (up to 10 lbs).  Nice catch!

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Awesome, well if having to run 30 pounders down with boat using conventional gear is awesome, I guess they are.....

Hardest place I catch them is off the beach, once they hit the swash they are almost immovable, we walk backwards when landing them, legs are stronger than arms, my biggest off the beach is between 20 and 25lb.

Change of pace caught a few these little terrors this afternoon, great color.

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wow, awesome color on that pea. its been a while since i caught a decent one.

 

congrats. 

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When I say little I mean little, 4 lbs........maybe less, chased it down over a large rock pile about 75 yds down the beach, drag was tight too.

 

Awesome jack! I would say your estimation of 4lbs is pretty accurate, this one was 3.5lbs and put up a heck of a fight!!!

 

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Nice one you have there too

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Both nice fish!  The peacock is really pretty.

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I posted the pic because it's as pretty a peacock as I can ever remember caching.  For a fish that is probably less than a pound it's a pretty good fight.  I always get amazed, give someone my phone that's self focusing and foolproof and they take a lousy picture.

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:D gotta love jacks!

Not too much out there like anything in the jack family........ amberjack, cravalle, permit, even a blue runner.  Trevally are jacks too.

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Took some friends down from Georgia this past weekend and let them tug on some amberjacks out off Hobe Sound... They were worn out from the little 10 pounders we were catching, I showed them a picture of some bigger ones just to embarrass them. Get back to the dock to clean up some of the snapper we caught and there was a whole mess of some HUGE jacks 

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Not too much out there like anything in the jack family........ amberjack, cravalle, permit, even a blue runner.  Trevally are jacks too.

 

 

Don't forget the Roosterfish!  Here is my wife on June 6th last month!

 

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Jeff

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Cabo San Lucas.....we caught 14 and then 2 days later I went offshore and caught 6 marlin(stripe) and a dorado!

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Cabo San Lucas.....we caught 14 and then 2 days later I went offshore and caught 6 marlin(stripe) and a dorado!

Jeff

Time to start convincing my fiancee...she sure liked catching her sailfish and roosterfish in Costa Rica.

 

 

Back on topic (I'm about 6' 190 lbs):

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If you want to plan a trip, let me know, and I will hook you up with a good guide.  They are not there year around either.  May and June are the best months.  For sure should be on everybody's bucket list!  inshore Panga fishing at its best!

 

Here I am on the front of the panga fighting one that had run me all the way around the boat twice!

 

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Jeff

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Running around a boat is commonplace with ocean species, even with 10# fish standing in one spot and dragging them in is next to impossible.

I'll tell you when you are old (have a timeshare in Cabo at the Villa del Palmar), when I first started going the pangas didn't have motors.  The guide would row out this heavy wooden boat maybe a mile or so offshore and literally every imaginable species was available in the right season.

I used to go out with a guide in Ft Pierce, Florida, Plenty of 30 and 40# jacks offshore up there, great fishery for locals.

I've meaning to get up Hobe Sound, I love that beach.

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Sir, did he taste good?

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One of my most worn out days ever was running into a school of hundreds of jacks this size.  We stopped counting, but caught 2 dozen a piece or so.  Talking about slap wearing you out.  This was in El Salvador.

 

Jeff

 

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Do they eat them in El Salvador? I tried that once with a friend just to see...better than I thought...ended up ordering a pizza.

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The locals eat them.  They eat anything....we ate the Dorado we caught.  Much better table fare as you know!
 

Jeff

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Sir, did he taste good?

I've eaten them, there ok but give me heartburn, as a rule I toss them back or give them a way.......lol.

As many of the Floridians know we get nice ones down here certain time of the year.  This first one is about as big as I can handle of the beach (and it's not a big one), you cannot pull them in, you have to walk backwards and drag them from the swash.  The second was a mere 22# and had to be run down with a boat to land it using a 5000 reel and mh rod, # for # IMO they blow tarpon out of the water.

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