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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jigstrong Takes on NC Bluefin

Oh the memories lasted all offseason, its been way too long, it almost feels like forever since the last time I was offshore. The distinctive sound of a Shimano Stella being dumped by an unknown pelagic deep below, that distinctive ting of tightly spooled braid going through your guides, the smell of the salt air during grey light hours and most of all the riveting pain that pushes you to near exhaustion. All of these memories came absolutely rushing back in warp speed as I found myself attached to some angry bluefin tunas off the fishy waters of Hatteras North Carolina.

Anticipation & excitement turned quickly into pain & sweat which then turned into heartbreak & joy all with the drop of a 230g jig

OK, let me back up a moment. I was invited last minute on a jigging trip with several high profile jiggers such as Kilsong from Jignpop.com and Sami from saltywater tackle, also joining us was a new tuna jigging addict Johnathan from Noreast. We had booked Captain Dan from the Tuna Duck Tuna Duck Charters and I couldnt be more impressed with his operation. He runs a custom 50' Carolina sportfisher and certainly knows where to find these fish. One of the finer captains I have had the pleasure of fishing with

We headed out of the Hatteras inlet around 5am and made our way to the grounds when Capatin Dan immediately noticed porpoise, he instructed us to drop and within seconds Kilsong was hooked up.Over teh next several hours over 8 tuna were hooked of which 3 were released. We had many heartbreaks but a lot of joy as well. It was a banner day for all

Until next weeks reports tightlines and screaming drags ......

Team Jigstrong

Kilsong hooked up with the first of many tuna


Johnathan and his first tuna


Glenn Hooked up




Sami Hooked up




Laying the wood to a tuna




Glenn and his Tuna




Doubled up





2 comments:

  1. so Jealous... congrats guys!

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  2. Congrats again Glenn, Kil, Sami, and Jonathan! I'm dying to hear that braid "ping" on something soon!

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