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Incredible, The trip of a lifetime

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I got a chance this past Friday to fill some spots on Captain Gray Longís boat with Go Long Charterís. It was incredible to say the least. We left Venice marina around 9pm on Friday and rode way out. When we arrived at the first spot, around 3am, it wasnít long before the Captain had us right on top of the fish. We hooked a few good sized blackfin tuna for the icebox and I hooked into something that just punished my arms for about 35 minutes before the leader broke. After a few more passes we headed to the second spot and there was tuna everywhere. We hooked a few more and the Captain put out some setups to catch yellowfin tuna. We hooked two back to back in the 40-50lb range and then we hooked itís momma! I fought the fish for about 15 minutes and I had to tap out to my Dad. He fought it for about 10 more minutes and got it to the side of the boat. When everyone initially saw the fish we all thought it was a shark. Upon a second inspection it was a GIANT yellowfin! Captain Long gaffed that sucker and when I tell you that fish was mad it was P.O.íd like Iíve never seen. I honestly thought it was going to take the Captain overboard. It did take the gaff and shot straight down. Dad fought that fish for about another 35 minutes and got it back to the side. Luckily we had another gaff, which it almost bent straight, but it took four grown men to get the 198lb yellowfin tuna in the boat. After landing a fish of a life time and almost having no room for anymore fish in the box we headed in for some snapper action. We found the AJís first and then a few red hogs a little deeper. My 8yo nephew was along for the ride, mostly, but I would like to especially commend the Captain for making a few extra special trips so he could get my big buddy on some fish a little more his size, but that would still put a hurtiní on his arms. Before the trip was over and the fish box was CHALK FULL my nephew exclaimed ďThis is the best day of my entire life!Ē I would have to agree, and it was absolutely incredible! If youíre looking for an excellent charter to catch some fish this guy knows what the heck heís doing. Captain Gray Long has an immaculate 31í foot Cabo with two 300ís that slices thru even heavy chop with ease and has a sound system that kicks @ss. I know one thing Iíll be going again and SOON! If you want to go catch some fish and lookin to put a good hurtiní your arms, you GOTTA give this guy a call 225-252-5315.

And to you Captain Long, if ya happen to see this, Thank you so very much. You and your crew were absolutely fantastic!
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nice trip
does this guide have a website?
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Website
Unfortunately he does not, but he has a couple of post's on here of a past trip or two.
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The Advocate...
http://www.2theadvocate.com/sports/25653784.html

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"Nice"
Nice fish Big Country, glad to hear all had a good time. Next time, let me know plenty ahead of time and I'll try and make the trip, X.
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real soon
We'll be going again real soon but i have to left my arms heal first and then work out a little, cuz after a few of those blackfin and one that got away I felt like I had the strength of a 12yo girl... My muscles are still hurting, but I can;t ever remeber when i've had a work out like that and still had a smile on my face for three days afterwards.
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