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    run n gun tourn

    what was the results??






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    1st place - Thunder at the Run & Run

    We fished the 2nd annual J&B Run and Gun on Saturday.

    We left Niantic Bay with the pack at 04:30 and headed for a shot of water above the Dip that looked good on the temp charts the day before. We changed direction when it was apparent that we were taking too much time and turned directly south for the edge. The lines went in at 7:55 in good looking but 69*, cool water. Fifteen minutes into the troll a reel screams off. Another hit comes on the opposite side of the boat and then the first line goes limp and when the line is reeled in, we see a clean bite-off.

    That second fish hit the lure with a vengeance and a few lines were cleared. This fish hit the only 6/0 that makes these trips. There were eight other beefy rods with the gold ones and TLDs but this fish liked the tuna candy hung at the business end of the senator. The fun begins when the fish figures out the game is on. More than half the reel gets dumped in a vertical dive. There?s 950 feet of water down there and this fish knows how to use it.

    The fight is a half hour old when the inexcusable happens. Lines get wrapped in both props. For some dumb*** reason 2 lines were never brought all the way in and now we pay the price. It takes half an hour to take care of the tangle. Without boat maneuverability and the undersized tackle the fish is beating the snot out us. The side plates heat up pretty good when the drag gets a workout. We finally get some boat motion back when one of the props gets cleared and we start moving on the fish.

    By now there?s other boats trolling the area. A passing sportfishermen calls out on 68 ?Hey HydraSports, whatcha got on over there?? I answer, ?God, I wish I knew.. We?ve been at this for almost two hours and haven?t seen the fish yet?. Thinking this was a potential winner we were going to tough it out, put this one in the boat and run for the dock. Then we hear the dreaded ?No, no?. The line goes slack. The limp line comes up and we find the lure intact with a slight bend in the hook. After more than two hours of a great fight, that fish won the game.

    Okay, now it?s 10:45. The crew is pretty disappointed with what just happened and the prospect of not getting another hit. It was a pretty dismal scene. We got our act together and laid out the spread and started the next troll. We were in over 1100 feet of water when we start to troll NE to Big Eye Mountain. We passed our mark and started up the west wall when the short rigger goes down, then two more reels start screaming. This time there were no mistakes clearing lines and teasers. Two fish dropped and one stuck. After a short fight an Albie is in the box.

    I made a turn and circled back over the spot looking for another hit from the school. Trolled a short bit then a multiple hit but again only one fish stays on. The fish put on a good performance and seemed to find a hard ceiling at 30 feet below the surface. You could see the brilliant iridescent color of a large tuna below. After a little more than a half hour of a good fight we had the fish along side. Scott had the gaff in hand, I grabbed the leader and we played the end game with a beautiful fish.

    The crew was spent, time was running low and so was the fuel. At 12:30 the lines came out and we began our run back at 12:45. Made good time up until about 20 miles from Montauk when the whitecaps appeared and the waves started to close gaps. I had to slow down to 25 to make the ride comfortable and close the forward curtain to stay dry.

    We got back into Niantic with 15 minutes to spare. At the time we weighed in we had the largest tuna and albie. The Albacore was bettered soon later. The Big Eye was the first ever landed in this tournament and stood to win the largest tuna category. The combination landed us in 1st place.


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    Nice win!

    Thanks for the vid and pics too!
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    way to go............

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    The full results are now posted on the JB Tackle webpage.

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    Great video and pics
    Keep up the good work

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