Deep Sea Fishing for Smoker Kingfish in Key West Florida Keys

<BLAIR> THAT'S SOME NASY STUFF THERE BROTHER (LAUGHS) <GUIDE> THAT'S THE GOOD STUFF A LITTLE BIT OF SLOP

<BLAIR> SO IS THAT THE STUFF WHEN I CALLED YOU THE OTHER DAY YOU SAID YOU WERE MIXING UP SOME NASTY STUFF? <GUIDE> OH YEAH IT'S THE SLOP <BLAIR> WHAT IS IT? <GUIDE> A LITTLE BIT OF CHUM AND SAND MIXTURE <BLAIR> AND A LITTLE BIT OF KEVIN CHUM <GUIDE> AND A LITTLE BIT OF KEVIN CHUM THAT'S WHY I'M USIN' THE SCOOP INSTEAD OF MY HANDS HEY BLAIR LET'S PUT ANOTHER THREADY OUT THOSE KINGS HAVE BEEN WACKIN' 'EM <BLAIR> SOUNDS GOOD TO ME I'M HERE TO FIGHT SOME FISH (LAUGHS) IT DON'T MATTER IF IT'S A SNAPPER OR A KING FISH <GUIDE> NICE LIVELY ONES

<BLAIR> YOU GONNA LEAVE THAT BAIL OPEN? <GUIDE> LOOKS LIKE A CHUB WE HAD A CHUB THE LAST ONE DROP SOME MORE LINE OUT HERE FLAT LINE <BLAIR> OH, I BELIVE THAT'S ANOTHER SMOKER <GUIDE> I THINK SO OH I GOT ONE HERE TOO <BLAIR> DID YOU LOOSEN THIS DRAG UP SOME? <GUIDE> I DID YOU CAN TIGHTEN IT A LITTLE IF YOU WANT JUST FOR THAT FIRST RUN WE WANT IT PRETTY LOOSE

<BLAIR> WELL WELCOME BACK FOLKS WHAT CAPTAIN CHRIS HAS GOT US DOIN' NOW WE'RE DRIFTINGHANG ON A MINUTE (LAUGHS) ALL THAT LINE ALRIGHT WHAT CAPTAIN CHRIS HAS GOT US DOIN' NOW WE'RE DRIFTIN' BACK CHUNK BAITS WITH THE CURRENT BACK TO THAT WRECK HE WAS TALKIN' ABOUT AND WE'RE LEAVING A LIVE BAIT OUT ON THE BIG ROD HERE IN SEARCH OF WHAT WE GOT ON THE END OF THE LINE RIGHT NOW WHICH IS A BIG SMOKER KING OH YEAH OH YEAH YA READY PROBABLY GONNA DO A

WHOO GEEZ WHOO <GUIDE> GEE WIZZ <BLAIR> I HAD TO PUT THE HEAT ON HIM THERE A LITTLE BIT (LAUGHS) I GOT A GOOD LOOK AT HIM HE'S A BIG KING FISH THIS IS SUCH A KILLER LINE TO USE 'CAUSE IF YOU CAN SEE IT'S EVERY TWENTY FIVE FEET IT CHANGES COLOR AND IT'S FINS METERED LINE AND I TELL YOU WHAT I'M GONNA START USING THIS STUFF A LOT MORE SO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES THAT CHANGED COLOR JUST THEN THAT WAS TWENTY FIVE FEET TWENTY FIVE FEET TWENTY FIVE FEET SO AND IT WAS ABOUT THAT QUICK CHRIS WHAT'S YOUR NORMAL SIZE KING FISH OFF THIS SPOT? <GUIDE> ANYWHERE FROM TWENTY TO FORTY FIVE POUNDS A BIG VARIATION BUT A LOT OF BIGGER ONES

SMOKIN' <BLAIR> YOU SURE THAT AIN'T A WAHOO? <GUIDE> (LAUGHS) I AIN'T NEVER CAUGHT ONE HERE BUT THERE'S A FIRST FOR EVERYTHING I GUESS <BLAIR> STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED ON THIS SHOW <GUIDE> ALRIGHT <BLAIR>AND HOW MANY OF THESE RUNS DO THEY DO? <GUIDE> THIS SIZE FISH I COULDN'T TELL YOU

<BLAIR> DID YOU GET A LOOK AT HIM? <GUIDE> I SAW A BIG FLASH DOWN THERE IT WAS IT'S A NICE FISH <BLAIR> WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST YOU'VE CAUGHT OFFA HERE? <GUIDE> OFF THIS WRECK ABOUT FORTY FIVE POUNDS WE GET ON THE ATLANTIC SIDE WE'LL GET SOME BIGGER ONE FIFTY- FIFTY FIVE <BLAIR> THAT'S A MONSTER KING FISH <GUIDE> CAUGHT A COUPLE FIFTIES THIS YEAR THEY NEARLY SPOOLED ME TWICE <BLAIR> THAT ONE THERE WAS CLOSE TWICE

<GUIDE> THAT'S PRETTY CLOSE THERE HERE HE IS RIGHT HERE THAT'S A SLOB <BLAIR> OH-WHO-HA-WHO THAT IS A SLOBBER THERE OH YEAH LOOK AT THAT KING FISH WELL SIR THAT IS PROBABLY MY BIGGEST KING FISH EVER <GUIDE> THAT'S A BEAUT RIGHT THERE <BLAIR> WHOO SMOKED FISH DIP FOR EVERYBODY THAT IS A MONSTER

<GUIDE> HE'S THIRTIES THIRTY TWO THIRTY THREE <BLAIR> HOW'D YA LIKE TO GET OUR FINGER IN THERE <GUIDE> OR A TOE <BLAIR> NO <GUIDE> HE'D CLEAN THAT BAD BOY OFF

<BLAIR> SEE IF I CAN GET AHOLD OF THIS GUY HERE <GUIDE> LET ME GET THIS GAFF OUTTA HIM FOR YA <BLAIR> ALRIGHT GO AHEAD <GUIDE> WATCH YER TOES <BLAIR> KEEP YOUR FINGERS AWAY FROM THAT MOUTH

LOOK AT THAT WAS THAT CLOSE OR WHAT? <GUIDE> I'M GLAD WE GOT HIM IN THE BOAT <BLAIR> HE FEELS MORE THAN THIRTY BUT THAT ONE RIGHT THERE IS WHAT YOU CALL A REAL KING FISHTHAT'S WHAT YOU COME TO KEY WEST FOR RIGHT THERE BIG FISH PULL ALOTTA DRAG TEST YOUR TACKLE AND MAKE YOU SAY LORD HE'S GOT SOME SHARP TEETH <GUIDE> THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT BUDDY <BLAIR> THAT'S AWESOME BROTHER HEY YA'ALL STAY TUNED WE'RE GONNA BE RIGHT BACK WITH SOME MORE ADDICTIVE FISHING CAPTAIN CHRIS TROSSET ON A BEAUTIFL DAY IN THE KEYS

Islamorada Fly Fishing the Flats for Big Tarpon in the Florida Keys

bjbj <BLAIR> WELCOME BACK YA LL, THE WIND IS STILL ABSOLUTELY HOWLING ON US OUT HERE BUT WE TARPON MOVING IN FROM STRAIGHT OUT, THERE MOVING IN FROM THE RIGHT, KINDA MOVING IN FROM ALL AROUND, SO GOT EAGLE EYES ON THE BACK, BACH THERE, CAPTAIN HONSON LAU HE CAN SPOT EM

HE S SEEING THEM LIKE TWENTY FEET BEFORE I M SEEING THEM SO THERE COMING IN REAL CLOSE THAT ONE THAT I JUST HOOKED, WAS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT BELOW THE BOAT RIGHT HERE

I COULD HAVE POKED HIM WITH MY ROD <GUIDE> IT S AMAZING WHEN YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING JUST LIGHT UP IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES RIGHT UNDER THE BOAT ISN T IT? <BLAIR> YEAH AND AS THAT SUN COMES UP YOU GET A GOOD PAIR OF COSTA DEL MAR SUNGLASSES, IT S LIKE SOMEBODY JUST SLOWLY STARTS TURNING UP THE DIMMER SWITCH ON THE FLAT OUT HERE BECAUSE IT S JUST

YOU ALL SEE THAT OUT THERE, IT S BEAUTIFUL DOWN HERE HONSON, TELL ME ARE WE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR THEM UP ON TOP OF THE WATER COMING TO US OR ARE THEY RIDING LOW? THEY MOVE ALL SORTS OF WAYS BUT HOW ARE THEY GOING TO COME TO US? <GUIDE> IT SEEMS LIKE THE BIGGER, SINGLE FISH WILL SWIM A LITTLE DEEPER AND THE BIGGER PODS OF MIGRATING FISH WILL SWIM A LITTLE HIGHER IN THE WATER COLUMN THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE A LITTLE EASIER TO SEE AND THE ONES THAT WILL EAT BETTER

BLAIR, I THINK WE HAVE SOME FISH COMING AT US [LAUGHS] WE VE GOT SOME FISH COMING WE GOT A BIG GROUP OF FISH COMING RIGHT AT YOU, SEE EM? <BLAIR> THERE THEY ARE <GUIDE> THEY RE COMING RIGHT AT YOU

STRIP IT, STRIP IT, STRIP IT, STRIP, STRIP, STRIP, STRIP I THINK ONE MIGHT BE ON IT KEEP STRIPPING FEED THAT SECOND FISH THE SECOND FISH IS COMING UP

<BLAIR> ALRIGHT <GUIDE> IT S LOOKING AT YOUR FLY NOPE, FEED THE BACK FISH GOOD SHOT STRIP IT

STRIP, STRIP STRIP NOPE, WASN T HAPPY? <BLAIR> HE S COMING FISH ON BABY! <GUIDE> HIT EM, HIT E M, HIT <BLAIR> UMPH! <GUIDE> CLEAR THE LINE BABY! <BLAIR> CLEAR IT, CLEAR IT, CLEAR IT, CLEAR IT, CLEAR IT GET ON THE REEL BABY <GUIDE> GET ON THAT REEL

<BLAIR> THAT S THE WAY HOOK RIGHT BY THE BOAT HUH? <GUIDE> [LAUGHS] <BLAIR> LOOKS LIKE A GOOD LITTLE FISH TOO! <GUIDE> YEP <BLAIR> COME ON BABY, BEEN OUT HERE ALL MORNING WAITING FOR THESE GUYS TO COME BY AND EAT <GUIDE> I M GOING TO LET THE PUSHPOLE GO AND CRANK UP AND CHASE HIM <BLAIR> GO HE IS ON THE REEL BABY

DID YOU NOT SEE HIM COMING UP BEHIND IT? <GUIDE> I DIDN T SEE THAT ONE <BLAIR> [LAUGHS] <GUIDE> I WAS LOOKING AT THE ONE IN FRONT OF THAT ONE [LAUGHS] <BLAIR> I SAW THAT ONE REACT TO IT <GUIDE> HE HAD TO DO A ONE EIGHTY TO EAT THAT FLY <BLAIR> NO, HE WAS COMING RIGHT AT IT

<GUIDE> OH, OK <BLAIR> IT WAS TICKLING HIS NOSE THE WHOLE TIME <GUIDE> [LAUGHS] OH, MAN <BLAIR> YOU HAD YOUR EYE ON THAT OTHER FISH

LUCKLY, THIS IS THE SMALLER OF THE TWO <GUIDE> YEAH, THE OTHER ONE WAS BIGGER THAT S WHY I WAS LOOKING AT THAT ONE <BLAIR> THERE S A CRAB TRAP WAY OUT THERE <GUIDE> DON T WORRY, WE LL BE ALRIGHT AS LONG AS YOU DON T PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE, WE LL BE O

K HE S NO WHERE NEAR THAT CRAB TRAP <BLAIR> HOW MUCH BACKING YOU GOT ON THIS NAUTILUS? <GUIDE> OVER THREE HUNDRED YARDS <BLAIR> OK

I THINK WE RE GOOD HERE I MEAN NOW THAT HE S DONE WITH THAT FIRST INITIAL RUN [DRAG SCREAMS] UH OH, NOW I SAY THAT? <GUIDE> HE AIN T DONE THIS IS GOING TO TAKE A WHILE FOLKS <BLAIR> [LAUGHS] I DON T MIND AS LONG AS I GOT ONE ON NOW ON A WINDY DAY LIKE THIS

<GUIDE> [LAUGHS] BLAIR> YALL CAN T TELL THE WINDS PROBABLY BLOWING TWENTY ATLEAST TWENTY MILES AN HOUR AND IT S A STEADY WIND WE VE BEEN SITTING ON THE BANK ALL MORNING LONG AND WHAT HAPPENS IS WHEN THE TIDE CHANGES THE TARPON START FALLING OUT AND THEY COME UP AND THEY EAT LITTLE GREEN FLY WHEN YOU PUT EM NEAR THEIR HEAD

<GUIDE> LITTLE GREEN COOKIE <BLAIR> LITTLE GREEN COOKIE YOU GOT TO LOVE IT WHEN THEY JUMP <GUIDE> ALMOST GOT YOUR FLY LINE IN THE GUIDES <BLAIR> SEEING FLY LINE? <GUIDE> SEEING FLY LINE HEARING FLY LINE? <BLAIR> I M HEARING FLY LINE

UH OH, CRAB TRAP IN FRONT OF US? THOSE WILL CAUSE YOU TROUBLE [LAUGHS] THAT S A GOOD FISH THERE, BRAH! <GUIDE> OH, YEAH NOT A HUG FISH BUT ONE OF THESE MALES AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS MY FAVORITE SIZE FISH THERE <BLAIR> YEAH, WHEN THEY GET TOO BIG MAN, THEY JUST ARE WAY TO MUCH WORK <GUIDE> YEP <BLAIR> THAT ALWAYS AMAZES ME THAT YOU GET THESE LITTLE TEENY TINY FLIES LIKE THIS AND YOU GET THESE GREAT BIG FISH EATEN EM

THEN AGAIN I GUESS, LIKE MY BUDDY IN LOUISIANA SAYS, HEAVY, ELEPHANTS EAT PEANUTS BROTHER [LAUGHS] <GUIDE> [LAUGHS] IT S A GREAT CONCEPT TO GO BY <BLAIR> TARPOONY BABY! YOU GOT TO LOVE <GUIDE> AIN T NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT <BLAIR> IT S MAY RIGHT NOW AND IT S ABSOLUTE PEAK TARPON TIME WOULDN T YOU SAY? <GUIDE> I D SAY SO <BLAIR> [LAUGHS] <GUIDE> WITH WHAT WE VE SEEN THE LAST COUPLE OF HOURS? <BLAIR> LAST COUPLE OF HOURS WE VE SEEN THEM JUST PARADING BY THE BOAT AND YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP THROWING AT THEM AND THROWIN AT EM AND THROWIN AT EM UNTIL YOU FINALLY FIND THAT ONE THAT S HUNGRY AND EATS

SLOWLY BUT SURELY <GUIDE> THIS ONE DOESN T WANT TO PLAY NICE <BLAIR> I GUESS MY NEW FLATS BLUE FLY ROD DID THIS ONE PRETTY GOOD HUH? <GUIDE> I WOULD SAY SO <BLAIR> FOR A TEN WEIGHT, THIS ONE SURE FEELS LIKE A TWELVE WEIGHT TO ME BUT IT CAST LIKE A GOOD TEN WEIGHT WHEN THEY RE READY, THEY ARE READY AND WHEN THEY RE READY A LOT OF TIME THEY WILL COME UP AND LAY ON THE SIDE OF THE BOAT HERE

GOT HIM THAT TIME? <GUIDE> UGH! UH OW! <BLAIR> IS HE DONE? IS HE DONE? HONSON S WRESTLING, IT S A WRESTLING MATCH <GUIDE> HE AIN T GONG NOWHERE NOW <BLAIR> [LAUGHS] <GUIDE> WOOOOH! <BLAIR> GOOD JOB, HONSON LAU! HERE LET ME SEE IF I CAN GET THAT FLY OUT OF THER <GUIDE> RIGHT THERE IN THE CORNER OF THE MOUTH <BLAIR> PERFECT! PERFECT HOOK, NOW GUYS THESE TARPON ARE SO UNIQUE TO THIS AREA AND I TELL YOU WHAT, THERE S SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN CATCH THEM HERE

YOU CAN CATCH EM ON THE FLATS LIKE WE RE DOING RIGHT NOW, YOU VE GOT EM AROUND THE BRIDGES, YOU CAN LIVE BAIT EM AND HONSON LOVES DOING THE FLY ROD AND FOR YOU FLY RODDERS OUT THERE THAT HAVE BEEN BEGGING FOR A FLY SHOW, HERE YOU GO THE KING OF THE FLATS RIGHT HERE BABY ONE THING THAT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ABOUT TARPON HONSON IS HOW THEIR HEAD LOOKS LIKE IT S BEEN CHIZZELD OUT OF A BLOCK OF ICE

THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FISH IN THE WORLD THAT S WHY THEY CALL THEM THE GLAMOUR FISH! LET S GET SOME WATER THROUGH HIS GILLS AND GO GET ON OUR STAKE

HE S NOT GOING TO TAKE TOO LONG WITH THE OXYGEN IN THE WATER <GUIDE> YEAH, THESE FISH USUALLY REVIVE PRETTY GOOD HERE IN THE OCEAN <BLAIR> WELL OFF HE GOES THERE BROTHA! <GUIDE> NICE! <BLAIR> THAT WAS PRETTY AWESOME HEY YA LL GET A CHANCE TO DO THIS WE RE IN ISLAMORADA

RIGHT OFF OF ISLAMORADA SITTING HERE ON THE FLATS CATCHING THESE BIG TARPON, CAPT HONSON LAU, YA LL STAY TUNED, WE RE GOING TO RIGHT BACK WITH SOME MORE ADDICTIVE FISHING, AND HOPEFULLY SOME MORE MEGALOPOS ATLANTICUS, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE TARPON BE RIGHT BACK! <ANNOUNCER> LET S GO THEN MUSIC [Content_Types]xml Iw}, $yi} _rels/

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Fly Fishing for Tarpon in the Florida Keys

Tim: Awe, he broke my line Awe

He ate it Broke my line Freakin 80 lb test Agony of defeat Broke it off man, 80 lb

Jeremy: Smacked it pretty good? Tim: Hammered it Tim: Power Pole me up Talan Oh wait! Stop, stop, stop! Power Pole down! AWE he broke me off again!! That was a big one Ah What happened? Talan: You're so funny dad

Tim: What happened? I don't understand Unless I'm into my tippit line I betcha that's what it is Oh my gosh that was a 40 lber I can barely keep from shaking man

Talan: Why? Tim: Cause man its freakin exciting! I mean he did you see that? Did you see him come after it? I have a feeling I know what happened on those last two Jeremy: What was that? Tim: I think my

when the last time it broke my 80 lb was gone I was in the 40 lb Why didn't I pick up on that? I should've known when I tied the knot that it tied to easy