Great day on the water.The grouper bite had slowed,our diver said they are there,lots of donkeys.
ended the day with 4 red snapper.(something we have just not targeted and caught many of before)
lots of triggers.
got bouy scouted by a contender.
the daymaker/mystery fish hit the daiwa elctric reel,peeled off a total of 200 yds at full drag like it was nothing(i was watching the numbers spin faster than than the dollars on a gas pump),drag was actually smoking and peeling so fast it broke the level wind feature,now remember this reel is set up for swordfishing.I let him run as the crew gets the anchor up(great job on that by the way) and we begin the chase,we’re thinking monster shark,i gain back the line all the way to 67 meters(we
are only in 35meters when all this happend?andwe’re still are only in 35 meters so were is all my extra line going?)line is straight down,he runs again peeling line(this reel has some heavy drag) at will,we chase,we`take,he takes, all this goes on for for 30 mins or so still the best i can get back is to the 44 meter point,anytime i put pressure back on him he would wait and then pull somemore line,he is on the bottom and not coming up at all,so we wait and wait.letting the pressure off the line hopeing to trick him,it finally happens,the line goes under the boat and hits either a trim tab or skeg?its over line broke…
so if someone catches a monster with 100 meters of yellow 100 lb power pro and 130lbs floro leader with a 12 circle hook in his mouth can i have my hook back?
we will always wonder what it was,thinking shark because of the fast long 150 yard run,Big Big Big grouper because it obviously was in the bottom(its like he wanted to get to a certain spot and once he did he wasn’t coming out for us) or maybe a sea turtle…whatever it was it was impressive i have caught some nice fish on that reel and he made it look like a barbie setup…