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Screamers on my Okuma T40X Rods @ Lunchtime! #13737382 10/20/20 06:19 PM
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Trevally Hit At Lunchtime on my Okuma T40X Rod on Live Crab!

I was whipping Completely Hooked Lures "Scuba Blue" 2in grubs this morning inside the West Loch area. Caught & Released a few White Trevally papio. Then a screamer! Grabbed the lure and ran to the island across from me, couldn't stop it with my whipping rig of a 8' Okuma T-40X Steelhead with a 3000 spinner with 8lb SeaGuar monofilament. Whatever it was, IT WAS TO BIG FOR MY RIG TO HANDLE. It ran into the mangroves and spit the hook out. The #4 MZ red Sickle Hook was mangled. The glow threads were pulled off, the 10lb Sakura leader was chaffed, and the CHL 2in grub was "sashimi'd". Lol.

So i went up a notch and took out my 11ft Okuma "Drift" rod with a 4000 spinner with 30lb PP line. By then i had used up my left-over squid. No problem. I took my net and collected a few blue pincher crabs for live bait (have the bleeding fingers from baiting them w/pinchers still on). Used a #5 MZ hook with 12lb Sakura fluorocarbon leader. Within 5min of the crab hitting the water i caught this bad boy, a nice 17-1/2in White Trevally Jack Papio. I had fun reeling in this fish! His "buddy" tailing him was a Barred Jack much bigger then this fish! Didn't tighten the drag as that's how fish are lost, within gaffing or netting. estimating this fatboys weight around 4lbs. Unfortunately he swallowed the hook so had to keep it. I live for action like this!

I really miss my Okuma T40X rods. Okuma has since replaced this series with the Guide Select Pro line.


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Re: Screamers on my Okuma T40X Rods @ Lunchtime! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13737525 10/20/20 08:30 PM
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Nice catch!


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Re: Screamers on my Okuma T40X Rods @ Lunchtime! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13737892 10/21/20 02:05 AM
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Nice fish. Good job. thumb


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Re: Screamers on my Okuma T40X Rods @ Lunchtime! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13738227 10/21/20 01:30 PM
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Enjoyed the video. Nice fish. woot

Re: Screamers on my Okuma T40X Rods @ Lunchtime! [Re: Laker One] #13739631 10/22/20 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Laker One
Enjoyed the video. Nice fish. woot





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