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    More Mahi Madness!

    An email from my brother yesterday,

    Caught this Mahi about 22 miles south of Montauk Pt. on Sept 16 with 9 weight fly rod and sluggo-looking fly. Saw at least 9 fish this size or bigger around the high flyers but all the rest had lock jaw. One tried to eat a smaller Mahi I had on right at the boat. 5 of these torpedoes repeatedly came out to the boat from one high flyer rig almost as if they were trying to intimidate me, but they wouldn't eat. Big Mahis to boat: "next time bring us some real fish instead of chucking this fake food at us!!!".

    Caught 25 total. Could have caught many more if I wasn't targeting the bigger fish. It's 40" between the two rod racks holding the fly rods in the last picture. I released this fish. Didn't feel like cleaning it and had other plans for dinner.

    Best Mahi day this season!
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    I'm guessing that's a 20# fish (?) on 9 # line. That would be fun, wish I was there. (by the way I hate using # for pounds but I must adapt)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    I'm guessing that's a 20# fish (?) on 9 # line. That would be fun, wish I was there. (by the way I hate using # for pounds but I must adapt)
    On a 9 weight rod, you would be fighting that fish very carefully! I think my brother said on the phone a 15 pound tippet (flourocarbon so the fish can't see it) High flyers are the buoys used for a string of lobster pots in deeper water, I'm going to guess at least 100 feet or so. Mahi hang around these right close to the surface, so your basically sight fishing. At 22 miles, you're out of sight of land. Need a calm day, the boat is a 17 ft. Mako. I used to go out with him in the past, it's very cool. Never know what you are going to see, Tuna, Marlin, Whales, Sharks...he's seen them all.

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    Amazing looking fish. Think I'll stick to fly fishing for trout.

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    Aye Dave, nice catch. Do i come wit a dimmer switch? The colour be very bright, but, Mahi makes fer tasty victuals! Well Done!!
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