Did a 12 hour marathon deep sea trip yesterday with Vinny. 2 hour ride out to the 1st spot, and I felt crappy already! I guess I should learn tone down the partying the night before a trip like this, lol. So there was a mix of drift, and anchoring today, and Pollock would be the main catch for most on this day, Vin got on a few early. Then the surprise element shows its face in the form of Blue Dog Shark in the 4ft-10ft range that would be around the boat all day, everywhere we went. So not only fighting your fish, but alot of fighting to keep the Sharks eating your fish, or jigs,etc. They were relentless! Away way, I finally hook up on the jig, which worked well for most today, and it feels like a tank. Finally get it to the surface, and its a double! With 14lb Hake, and a 7lb Pollock... with a shark right behind it!!! It knocked my Pollock off the hook, but we got it with the gaff, and it tried to take a chunk out of my Hake, but we gaffed that away quick enough that the Shark only left a few teeth mark!! Crazy stuff! Vin hooked into a tuna for about 15mins, that finally broke off. He also hooked into a few Sharks, the longest fight going 25 minutes, before it broke off under the boat! And both of us were into good sized fish that the Sharks would eat before we could get to the surface. Brutal! Vin wound up with probably a dozen Pollack with biggest going 20lbs, and a keeper Cod. I had the 14lb Hake, 7lb, and 5lb Pollacks, and a couple small rat Pollacks, and a tiny foot long Cod
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