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Muddskipper
November 10th, 2011, 09:52 AM
The big e out of freeport is doing a few 24 hour trips that run from noon to noon.

They run almost full speed out to the tuna grounds, fish all night for yellow fin and head back in at day break.

Its a 6 hr trip each way, and no bottom fishing, 12 hrs of fishing for tuna

A group of us are doing a pre-xmas trip on Friday Dec 16th leaving at noon.

Saturday night I will be eating sushi at my house.

Because they a runnig that big boat at a higher speed, gas will be consumed at less than optimal rate so the cost is a little for than usual @ $400

If you ever wanted to do one of these trips, and would like to know some guys, I would gladly help you out through-out the trip.

Call Underwater Expiditions to set your reservations
979-233-1811

dn17
November 10th, 2011, 11:42 AM
They killed it this last weekend when we were out there.....the Big E guys will put you on fish.

Muddskipper
November 10th, 2011, 12:35 PM
They had 40 tuna between 80 - 153 lbs

Borke 10 rods, blew up numerous reels
&
lost a ton of lures to big fish

dbarham
November 10th, 2011, 12:46 PM
May have to jump on this!!

Shortystillsurfs
November 10th, 2011, 01:06 PM
You have to provide all you lures and rod and reels?

dn17
November 10th, 2011, 01:10 PM
I'm not too sure about the rods and reels, but I'm positive you have to bring your own jigs and lures. And make sure you have more than you think you would need. If you need examples of what to get, PM me and I can send over some names/pictures of stuff you'll need.

Muddskipper
November 10th, 2011, 02:04 PM
They provide a big reel (newel) and rod .... along with sardins and chum to bring up the tuna.

I very rarely see anyone using their equipment..... as most have super high end rods and reels.

dbarham
November 10th, 2011, 02:17 PM
You have to provide all you lures and rod and reels?

Let's go!

Shortystillsurfs
November 10th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Im trying to get snake man to loan out a few of the avets
I don't wanna go unless I have some good chit.chit

RSN
November 10th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Snake is the man!

Muddskipper
November 10th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Two reels that are most useful

30 wide 2 speed - on a 6.6' rod with top roller- for chunking and draging live flyers

big spinning reel - Stella 20,000 with 65lb braid on 7'Calstar 700H for when the big girls come calling
Helps you throw big top waters and swim baits

FlatoutFishin
November 11th, 2011, 02:26 AM
8'6" Hvy Tuna Sniper with a 1800 Saragosa and 80# braid....I can throw that Tuna Hunter a mlle! Pop pop pop......KABOOOM!!!!!

FlatoutFishin
November 11th, 2011, 02:27 AM
Let me check work schedule.....Id love to go!

Torque
November 11th, 2011, 07:24 AM
This would be cool. I'm concerned that I don't have the gear and I know it would kill me to be bottom fishing and everyone else is catching 80lb yellows on top.......

Muddskipper
November 11th, 2011, 09:36 AM
8'6" Hvy Tuna Sniper with a 1800 Saragosa and 80# braid....I can throw that Tuna Hunter a mlle! Pop pop pop......KABOOOM!!!!!

10 rods were broke on the last big e trip - most were long rods / OTI's .... that kaboom could be your rod snapping on a big girl

Muddskipper
November 11th, 2011, 09:37 AM
This would be cool. I'm concerned that I don't have the gear and I know it would kill me to be bottom fishing and everyone else is catching 80lb yellows on top.......

No bottom fishing on this trip .... unless you want to drop 1000+ feet ....

the big reels they provide the minimum gear to let bait drift away from the boat

dn17
November 11th, 2011, 09:46 AM
unless you want to drop 1000+ feet ....

BV and Nansen are both about 3600-3700 ft, so bottom dropping would be quite a chore LOL

Miles
November 11th, 2011, 09:51 AM
Keep us posted I've got an Avet for that YFT arse.

Milkjug
November 11th, 2011, 10:49 AM
Man, I would like to try this out. Can't commit, but I am interested.

Hooked a yellowfin once on a topwater and it was quite a sight. Too bad it came off in about 2 seconds. I wonder if I could find a big spinning setup to borrow....

Muddskipper
November 11th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Here are a few set ups on 2cool that would fit this trip nicely
http://2coolfishing.com/ttmbforum/showthread.php?t=377901

imhammer
November 11th, 2011, 04:07 PM
Dang.....I will be in Hawaii that week. Would love to do this sometime.

Muddskipper
December 1st, 2011, 11:43 AM
UPDATE

This trip is filling up fast.... if there is another mulit day cancelation due to weather expect this one to fill up over night

joe biscuts
December 21st, 2011, 01:25 AM
I'm not too sure about the rods and reels, but I'm positive you have to bring your own jigs and lures. And make sure you have more than you think you would need. If you need examples of what to get, PM me and I can send over some names/pictures of stuff you'll need.

HI would really appricate, getting a list of gear for one of these Big E trips.

Muddskipper
December 21st, 2011, 01:25 PM
HI would really appricate, getting a list of gear for one of these Big E trips.

FROM their web site
Bottomfishing
30 to 50 wide reel
6ft medium to heavy action rod
Braid 100 to 200lb

Tuna Fishing:
Spinning Reels 16,000 to 20,000
6ft to 8ft Rod
60 to 80lb braid
*You will need poppers and swim baits

Jigging:
Medium to Heavy Action Rod
6ft or less
80 to 150lb braid

Gilbert
December 21st, 2011, 02:28 PM
how did the trip go?

dn17
December 21st, 2011, 03:11 PM
I think the trip ended up getting cancelled.

migelon71
December 21st, 2011, 10:40 PM
I think my fenwick 640 rod would hold up to those big tuna with no problem. It is one of the old fenwicks that is solid. I can barely bend that thing putting all of my weight into it. I figure that with my big penn offshore reel and i should be good with the 250lb kevlar line i have spooled on it. Of course i did have a big shark off Galveston a few years ago break that line. We estimated he was probably about 10 ft.

Muddskipper
December 22nd, 2011, 09:33 AM
Yep ...trip got cancelled....boooo ...oh well
I signed up for a private charter for next year in October for a 4 days .... should be fun as we are going to run to the Green Canyons off of LA ....looking for Big Eye Tuna ..

BTW
Your rod should work, but I have to admit, if anything were to test it, a few yellow fin would be the ones ....

dn17
December 22nd, 2011, 10:23 AM
You'll be sure to get some solid fish that time of the year in Venice.....what charter did you book with?