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Thread: Hunting The Bay For Bonefish!

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    Default Hunting The Bay For Bonefish!

    Used My Okuma Surf Casting Rig - Squid w/a Mustad 4/0 Ringed Hook For The Win!

    This morning i decided to leave while dark so i could set-up my rigs to watch the sunrise. I caught a rock crab for live bait & got a monster strike on it. I couldn't stop the run. It happen so fast! Within 10sec the 50lb monofilament top shot snapped. I think it caught the reef because 5yd came back badly scuffed. Then i took a smaller hit but it didn't hook-up. At least there were fish around.

    Around 2pm i finally got a strike that held. Damn, almost lost that as the drag was too tight from the previous hit & i forgot to loosen it. I love that bright green hue of an excited Bonefish! Always a great thrill to hook "The Grey Ghost" of the flats. In Hawaii they're known as "O'io". I used a large 1-1/2ft Arrowhead Squid that i cut into thirds & froze separately. This squid is much thicker then the small boxed squid, those rip to easily & requires to be changed more often.

    My Rig Used-
    12' Okuma Cedros Surf Rod
    Azores65 Spinner w/50lb Jerry Brown Line w/3-Way Swivel (2/0&3/0)
    Seaguar 50lb Fluoro Leader w/Mustad Ultra-Point Ringed 4/0 Hook
    25lb Mono For Leadline w/3oz Bank Lead
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    Is the catch worth the wait? Sometimes, for the sake of cool fish, you can sit all day. from dawn to sunset. Although my record is 2 days of boiling, while a large, cute fish was caught. I fished salmon, usually caught quickly, but here it is like some kind of curse.

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