Always a adventure with you Traxx
Knowing it would be a long ride to any chance of catching a fish Glenn, Dave, Tommy and Lee came to the boat early for a 3 am departure. We started on that little spin of ugly water around the 950 in 350 fathoms. Fished out and in staying on the edge of the 61 degree water. Not marking or seeing much when something happened that we will probably never forget. Even on what turned out to be a very slow day for us the Ocean gave us a monumental present. At Glenn's shout I looked just past my right rigger to see a 50 ft circle of boiling water. Thinking I had a sub under me we were all alert when a HUGE Great White elevated itself 10' out of the water and just hung there for half a second then exploded back in the water. It was beyond words!! Last trip Dave was killing us with his Jaws trivia game and I could only think of that line "We need a bigger boat." Not sure if I can classify that encounter as raising a a White. Back to trolling we had a mako swim thru the baits but did not bite. Ran out to 1100 fathoms and found the pretty 69 to 70 degree water but had no bites and fished another spin of 64 degee water in 800 fathoms then finally wound back up where we saw the sharks. Mercifully at 3pm the right rigger comes down hard and I hook the fish on a drop back. With line screaming off the 70 I see (Old Eyes) a bill and believe we had a sword hooked up in that 60 degree water-but the hook pulls and back on the troll where we get a monster hit on the trap and loose everything below the mainline. SH!T. Picked up at 4 still 70 miles from the dock and ran in. Very slow day but a very entertaining crew and that big shark helped make it a fun day. dave
Always a adventure with you Traxx
The Great White had to be fantastic to see!
Sorry you guys had a slow day, it'll get better and better in weeks to come
Keep Me On the Call List Dave
What an incredible day. Thanks for having me onboard. That was my first Great White Shark encounter ever. Im truly impressed with that fish. How spectacular. Just because of its immense size I thought it was a whale at first. Thats how big that thing was. I have never seen a fish that big. I am kinda hesitant on guessing on how big. 2000 lbs would be a good guess. 15-20ft would also be another good guess. What was amazing is all of its body-"head, tail, the whole damn thing" (jaws quote) came out of the water. It completely cleared the water. I cant wait to go again. Its always an adventure on "Oblivion".
Thanks again for having me on board Dave. The boat is a tank...can't wait to wax the Yellowfins on her this year. I keep seeing those visions of that GW over and over again. Especially when it came out of the water right next to the boat. I swear, I thought I was seeing things...just immense. Having it come out a second time for all of us to see is a damn treat I won't forget. Can you call up north and see if we can get someone to rig up a split-tailed Seal for us? :)
Great fishing with Dave, Lee and Tommy...we surely had to the crew to do some damage. Next time my friend.
Glenn "no pigpen this time"
Just goes to prove, you don't have to catch fish to enjoy a great day on the water with memories burned in your brains for eternity. Sounds like something from National Geographic Explorer. That water is pushing in tward the Cigar and hopefully will bring us the chance at some good offshore fishing this spring. I am off tuesday and may give it a go if mother nature allows. Martin
great story Dave!
Oregon Inlet, NC Offshore Charters. Bluefin Trolling and Jigging
Way to get out there Dave and crew...glad you guys had a National Geographic expedition !!!......YOur Radio must be working fine...I think you said you were at the 970 line when I talked with you on the radio...I was around the 590 line at that time.....
Glad you had fun...Bob
Man that sounds like one hell of a sight there. Also a possible Sword on the troll. Cool trip. You didnt miss much to your south either.
I just got back last night and I'm already planning the next adventure.
Only the truly ate up understand the maddness.
tough for everyone Dave this weekend at least you got a couple pulls and a cool site. I saw a great white about 20 feet that we thought was a whale till it came right up to the boat chasing a YFT while we were chunking man that'll put the fear of god in you quick never forget that site its been 6 years and I can still it like it was yesterday