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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

Key West Deep Sea Fishing for Blackfin Tuna Kingfish and Grouper

<BLAIR>COME ON BLACKFIN DAMN HE WAS CHASING IT <GUEST>TRY SLIDING IT REALLY FAST THERE HE IS <BLAIR>THERE WE GOT IT THEY JUST WANTED IT MOVED A LITTLE [LAUGHING] <GUEST>YUP I SAID DONT MOVE IT AND THEY WANTED IT MOVED (LETS GO THEN) <BLAIR>ALRIGHT BLACKIES WHERE YOU AT <GUEST>THE FISH ARE FOLLOWING THE SHRIMP BOATS WAITING FOR THE BYCATCH THE SHRIMPERS WILL PULL THEIR NETS EVERY MORNING AT DOWN AND SORT THROUGH ALL THEIR SHRIMP PUT ALL THEIR TRASH TO THE SIDE AND COME EIGHT OR NINE O CLOCK THEY WILL PUSH IT ALL OVER AND THATS WHAT THEYRE FOLLOWING <BLAIR>JUST WAITING FOR THE BIG FEED HUH <GUEST>WAITING FOR THE BIG FEED THE BUFFET <BLAIR>COUPLE OF BLACKIES ID LIKE TO SEE ONE OF THEM TWENTY EIGHT THIRTY POUNDERS <GUEST>I THINK WE WILL <BLAIR>THERES ONE RIGHT THERE <GUEST>OH HE JUST MISSED YOUR BAIT <BLAIR>HES ON IT THATS HIM OH YEAH JUST INCREDIBLE POWER ON THESE LITTLE FISH <BLAIR>WELCOME TO THIS EPISODE OF ADDICTIVE FISHING WE ARE OH ABOUT FORTY MILES WEST OF KEY WEST AND WE ARE FISHING AROUND THE SHRIMP BOATS WE GOT CAPTAIN CHRIS TROSSET WITH US AND WE ARE CHUMMING AROUND THE SHRIMP BOATS TRYING TO CATCH US SOME BLACK FIN TUNA WE ARE WITH THE STAR BRITE CREW ONCE AGAIN ON THE BIG BOAT AND WE ARE CATCHING SOME FISH <BLAIR>I GUESS YOU CAN SAY THE ONLY BAD THING ABOUT BEING OUT HERE AND CATCHING THESE FISH IS ALOT OF TIMES THESE BONITA WILL TURN INTO A UH <GUEST>YOU GOT THE RIGHT ONE THERE <BLAIR>YEAH HE LOOKS LIKE THE RIGHT ONE HES TAIL WRAPPED YES SIR THATS WHAT WE COME AFTER RIGHT THERE THAT ONE HAPPENS TO BE A BLACK FIN TUNA <GUEST>WELL TAKE THAT <BLAIR>TAKE THAT ONE UH OH IM NOT GONNA GET A TUNA SLAP IVE LEARNED MY LESSON ON THOSE AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS A NICE BLACK FIN TUNA ACTUALLY THAT ONE THERE IS ABOUT MEDIUM SIZE FOR HERE <GUEST>THATS ABOUT AVERAGE BLAIR MAYBE TWENTY POUNDS <BLAIR>NICE FISH A BEAUTY WELL SINCE WE ARE ON THE STAR BRITE BOAT I THINK WE ARE GONNA HAVE SOME SUSHI TONIGHT YALL STAY TUNED WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK WITH CAPTAIN CHRIS TROSSET AND RT TROSSET RIGHT OVER THERE STEALING OUR BLACK FINS <MUSIC>(PLAY IT) <VO> ADDICTIVE FISHING IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY DICKS SPORTING GOODS EVERY SEASON STARTS AT DICKS SKEETER BOATS ENGINEERED LIKE NO OTHER WRIGHT AND MCGILL NEVER COMPROMISE AND BY MINN KOTA ANYWHERE ANYTIME <BLAIR>THATS SOME NASTY STUFF THERE BORHTER [LAUGHING] <GUEST>THATS 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 <GUEST>OH YEAH ITS THE SLOP <BLAIR>WHAT IS IT <GUEST>A LITTLE BIT OF CHUM AND SAND MIXTURE <BLAIR>AND A LITTLE BIT OF KEVIN CHUM <GUEST>YEAH A LITTLE BIT OF KEVIN CHUM HEH THATS WHY IM USING THE SCOOP INSTEAD OF MY HANDS <BLAIR>[LAUGHING] <GUEST>HEY BLAIR LETS PUT ANOTHER THREADIE OUT THOSE KINGS HAVE BEEN WHACKING THEM <BLAIR>SOUNDS GOOD TO ME IM HERE TO FIGHT SOME FISH IT DONT MATTER IF ITS A SNAPPER OR A KINGFISH <GUEST>GOT A NICE LIVELY ONE <BLAIR>GONNA LEAVE THAT BAIL OPEN <GUEST>NAH LETS LEAVE IT SHUT DROP SOME MORE LINE OUT HERE FLAT LINE <BLAIR>OH I BELIEVE THATS ANOTHER SMOKER <GUEST>I BELIEVE SO UH I GOT ONE HERE TOO OH <BLAIR>DID YOU LOOSEN THIS DRAG UP SOME <GUEST>I DID YOU CAN TIGHTEN IT UP IF YOU WANT FOR THAT FIRST RUN WE WANT IT PRETTY LOOSE <BLAIR>WELL WELCOME BACK FOLKS WHAT CAPTAIN CHRIS HAS GOT US DOING NOW IS WE ARE DRIFTING OH HOLD ON A MINUTE WHAT CAPTAIN CHRIS HAS GOT US DOING NOW IS WE ARE DRIFTING CHUNK BAIT BACK TO THAT WRECK HE WAS TALKING ABOUT AND WE GOT LIVE BAIT OUT ON THE BIG ROD HERE IN SEARCH OF WHAT WE GOT ON THE END OF THE LINE RIGHT HERE WHICH IS A BIG SMOKING KING <BLAIR>OH YEAH OH YEAH YOURE RIGHT HES PROBABLY GONNA GO AGAIN <BLAIR>GEE WIZ WOO I HAD TO PUT THE HEAT ON HIM A LITTLE BIT I GOT A GOOD LOOK AT HIM HES A BIG KING FISH THIS IS SUCH KILLER LINE TO USE BECAUSE EVERY TWENTY FIVE FEET IT CHANGES COLOR ITS FINS METERED LINE AND ILL TELL YOU WHAT IM GONNA START USING THIS STUFF ALOT MORE SO IF YOU NOTICED HOW MANY TIMES I CHANGED COLORS RIGHT THEN IT WAS TWENTY FIVE FEET TWENTY FIVE FEET TWENTY FIVE FEET AND IT WAS ABOUT THAT QUCIK CHRIS WHATS YOUR NORMAL SIZE FISH YOU GET OFF OF THIS WRECK <GUEST>ANYWHERE FROM TWENTY TO FORTY FIVE POUNDS SOME VARIATION BUT A LOT OF BIGGER ONES SMOKING <BLAIR>SURE THAT AINT A WAHOO <GUEST>I AINT NEVER CAUGHT ONE HERE BUT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN I GUESS <BLAIR>STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED ON THIS SHOW <BLAIR>AND HOW MANY OF THESE RUNS DO THEY DO <GUEST>THIS SIZE FISH I COULDNT TELL YOU <BLAIR>DID YOU LOOK AT HIM <GUEST>I SAW A BIG FLASH DOWN THERE ITS A NICE FISH <BLAIR>WHATS YOUR BIGGEST YOU CAUGHT OFF OF HERE <GUEST>ON THIS WRECK FORTY FIVE POUNDS IF WE GET ON THE ATLANTIC SIDE WE WILL GET SOME BIGGER ONES FIFTY FIFTY FIVE <BLAIR>THATS A MONSTER KINFISH <GUEST>I CAUGHT A COUPLE FIFTIES EARLIER THIS YEAR AND THEY BOTH ABOUT SPOOLED ME TWICE <BLAIR>THIS ONE CAME CLOSE TWICE <GUEST>HERE HE IS RIGHT HERE THATS A SLOB <BLAIR>WOHOOHOO OH YEAH LOOK AT THAT FISH RIGHT THERE WELL SIR THATS PROBABLY MY BIGGEST KINGFISH EVER <GUEST>THATS A BEAUT RIGHT THERE <BLAIR>WOO SMOKED FISH DIP FOR EVERYBODY THAT IS A MONSTER <GUEST>HES THIRTIES THIRTY TWO THIRTY THREE <BLAIR>HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET YOUR FINGER CAUGHT IN THERE <GUEST>OR A TOE HE WILL CLEAN THAT BAD BOY OFF <BLAIR>LETS SEE IF I CAN GET A HOLD OF THIS GUY HERE <GUEST>LET ME GET THIS GAFF OUT OF HIM FOR YA <BLAIR>ALRIGHT GO AHEAD OHH KEEP YOUR FINGERS AWAY FROM THAT MOUTH <GUEST>WATCH YOUR TOES <BLAIR>LOOK AT THAT HA HA WAS THAT CLOSE OR WHAT <GUEST>IM GLAD WE GOT HIM IN THE BOAT <BLAIR>HE FEELS MORE THAN THIRTY WELL THAT ONE RIGHT THERE IS WHAT YOU CALL A REAL KINGFISH THATS WHAT YOU COME TO KEY WEST FOR RIGHT THERE BIG FISH PULL A LOT OF DRAG TEST YOUR TACKLE AND MAKE YOU SAY LORD HES GOT SOME SHARP TEETH <GUEST>THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT BUDDY <BLAIR>THATS AWESOME BROTHER HEY YALL STAY TUNED WE ARE GONNA BE RIGHT BACK WITH SOME MORE ADDICTIVE FISHING WITH CAPTAIN CHRIS TROSSET ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE KEYS BROTHER <BLAIR>DID YOU PUT THAT YELLOWTAIL DOWN <GUEST>NAH <BLAIR>WHAT OTHER KIND OF STUFF DO YOU CATCH OTHER THAN YELLOWTAIL AROUND HERE <GUEST>WELL WE GET SOME ASSORTED JACKS YELLOW JACKS BAR JACKS OCCASIONAL AFRICAN POMPANO BIG GROUPERS MUTTON SNAPPERS MANGROVE SNAPPERS MIXED BAG <BLAIR>MANGIES ITS THE LAND OF THE GIANT FLAGS OTHERWISE KNOWN AS YELLOWTAIL NOT A CALIFORNIA YELLOWTAIL THATS MORE LIKE AN AMBERJACK HAVE YOU EVER FISHED OUT THERE <GUEST>I HAVENT IT LOOKS LIKE ITD BE FUN THOUGH <BLAIR>WE WERE OUT THERE CATCHING THOSE CALICO BASS MAN IT WAS PRETTY NEAT <BLAIR>YOU WANT TO CHECK AND SEE WHATS DOWN THERE FOR TOMORROW <GUEST>LETS SEE WHATS DOWN THERE IM GONNA DROP THIS BOTTOM RIG DOWN I GOT ABOUT TEN FEET OF SEAGUAR FLUOROCARBON SIXTY POUND ITS REALLY TOUGH AGAINST THOSE ROCKS YOU CAN GET ROCKED UP AND THIS STUFF WILL PULL THEM RIGHT OUT <BLAIR>THATS ABOUT THE SAME SETUP WE USE OFF OF CANAVERAL FOR GROUPER FEELS LIKE A FISH YES IT WAS <BLAIR>I THINK SOMETHING GRABBED THAT YELLOWTAIL AND JUST LET IT GO I BET THIS YELLOWTAIL IS ABOUT AS FLAT AS A PANCAKE YUP THAT YELLOWTAIL DONT LOOK SO PRETTY ANYMORE SOMETHING GRABBED HIM WELL AT LEAST WHATEVER GRABBED HIM DOESNT GET TO EAT HIM I DO LOOK AT HIM HES ALL SCALED LEGAL SIZE ON THESE IS WHAT <GUEST>TWELVE INCHES I THINK HELL MAKE IT <BLAIR>WELL I DONT LIKE LETTING HIM GO WHEN YOU KNOW HES GOING TO DIE ANYWAYS WITH HIS SCALES MISSING LIKE THAT THEY GET THAT ICK ON EM AND EVENTUALLY JUST DIE SO ID RATHER SEE HIM DIE AND GO TO THE FRYING PAN HERE THAN TO A BIG GROUPER OR A GIANT AJ THERES TWO AJS I JUST SAW OVER THERE <BLAIR>YOU SEE THIS LOVELY BLOODY BAIT WE GOT HERE FOR THE SNAPPERS HOPEFULLY FOR BIG YELLOWTAILS AND SOME BIG OLE MANGIES WE GOT SOMETHING ON THE BIG ROD UH OH CHRIS HAS GOT HIMSELF A GROWN ONE DOWN THERE <BLAIR>FEEL PRETTY HEAVY ON THAT MEAT STICK THERE DONT YOU LOVE WHEN SOMEONE IS TRYING TO TALK TO YOU WHILE YOU FIGHT A FISH [LAUGHING] WHAT IS IT WHAT IS IT <GUEST>THERE YOU GO SURFACE ROD ON THE OTHER SIDE <BLAIR>UH OH <BLAIR>SOMETHING JUST SCREAMED OUT ON THIS ONE NOW WHAT WE DID HERE IS WE ARE YELLOWTAIL FISHING WE GOT A BOTTOM BAIT DOWN ON THAT SIDE AND A SURFACE BAIT DOWN ON THIS SIDE YOU GET KINGFISH HERE TOO <GUEST>ON MY LEADER <BLAIR>OH YEAH LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT GROUPER NEED A HAND ON THAT ONE ILL GET HIM THATS A REAL ONE <GUEST>THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT <BLAIR>AND WHAT OPENS TOMORROW BLACK SEASON THATS A BLACK HUH <GUEST>THIS IS A BLACK GROUPER <BLAIR>THAT IS A SERIOUS GROUPER THERE BROTHER <GUEST>THATS A NICE ONE THIRTY POUNDS <BLAIR>WOW GOOD JOB ON THAT ONE MAN THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL FISH YES SIR THATS A SWEET ONE AND THATS A LUCKY FISH CAUSE GROUPER SEASON OPENS TOMORROW WE WILL BE BACK FOR YOU YOU WANT TO DUMP HIM <GUEST>WE WILL LET THIS ONE GO <BLAIR>AND OFF HE GOES INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER BROTHER THAT WAS A COOL FISH YOU EVER GET A CHANCE TO DO IT RIGHT HERE WITH CHRIS TROSSET YALL STAY TUNED WE ARE GONNA GO TO BREAK WITH THE STAR BRITE CREW WEST OF THE DRY TORTUGAS CATCHING SOME AWESOME FISH WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK <MUSIC>PLAY IT <VO>ADDICTIVE FISHING IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY DOA LURES THE UNFAIR ADVANTAGE HUMMINBIRD SIMPLY CLEARLY BETTER TROKAR THE WORLDS SHARPEST HOOKS AND BY STAR BRITE THE WORLD WIDE LEADER IN MARINE AUTOMOTIVE AND RV CARE PRODUCTS <BLAIR>OH COME ON NOW OH HE TOOK A SWIPE AT IT <GUEST>COME ON BACK COME ON BACK <BLAIR>OH DAMN HE WAS CHASING IT <GUEST>TRY SLIDING IT <BLAIR>THERE WE GOT IT THEY JUST WANTED IT TO MOVE A LITTLE <GUEST>I SAID DONT MOVE IT AND THEY WANTED IT TO MOVE <BLAIR>THATS FISHING THOUGH AINT IT <GUEST>YUP THATS IT <BLAIR>OH NOW WE ARE INTO THIS ONE FOR A WHILE WAIT TIL HE REALIZES HES HOOKED HES JUST RIGHT NOW SAYING OH SOMETHINGS NOT RIGHT <BLAIR>WELL HE LIKES THE FRONT OF THE BOAT I MIGHT HAVE TO WALK AROUND THE BOW THAT CAN BE A LITTLE DANGEROUS <GUEST>WALK HIM AROUND YEAH KEEP GOING BLAIR <GUEST>HE MIGHT ALREADY GOT YOU IN <BLAIR>WOO [LAUGHING] <GUEST>GOOD JOB BUDDY <BLAIR>ITS A LOT EASIER DOING THAT ON A FLATS BOAT I THINK I GOT SOME BACKING ON HERE HES ONLY ABOUT SEVEN HUNDRED YARDS OUT THERE <GUEST>I THINK HE WENT BACK TO THAT LAST SHRIMP BOAT <BLAIR>ONE TO ONE ONE TO ONE ONE TO ONE AND WHAT I MEAN BY ONE TO ONE FOLKS IS ONE CRANK IS ONE TURN OF THE LINE IN YOU THINK WE OUGHT TO GO BACK TO THE BACK <GUEST>I THINK SO <BLAIR>ALRIGHT BACK TO IT THAT WAS A GOOD VENTURE UP TO THE BOW OF THE BOAT WELL WRIGHT AND MCGILL HAS ABSOLUTELY DONE THEIR JOB ON THIS FLY ROD I MEAN THIS FLY REEL THE FLY ROD TOO THIS IS THE SAME REEL THEY GOT BEST OF SHOW AT ICAST WITH <GUEST>ALL RIGHT <BLAIR>NICE BIG ARBOR REEL <GUEST>GETTING THE JOB DONE FOR A TEN WEIGHT <BLAIR>SAW WE GOT SOME CLOUDS BACK AROUND KEY WEST HUH <GUEST>GLAD WE ARE DOWN HERE <BLAIR>YOU AINT KIDDING <GUEST>I SAW THEY WERE CALLING FOR SOME RAIN AROUND THE KEYS <BLAIR>I SHOULD BE BACK ON TO SOME FLY LINE IN A MINUTE THERE IT IS I WILL FEEL A LOT SAFER ONCE THEY FLY LINE IS BACK OH THERE IT GOES <GUEST>ONE HUNDRED FEET TO GO <BLAIR>WE ALREADY WALKED A HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO FEET AROUND THIS BOAT <GUEST>IT WAS MORE OF A JOG [LAUGHING] <BLAIR>WELL AT LEAST THATS HOW MUCH GREGOR SAID IT WAS GREGOR DORNAU PART OF THE STAR BRITE CREW OUT HERE TODAY WITH US OVER THE NEXT FOUR DAYS MAN IF THIS IS JUST THE FIRST FOUR HOURS I CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT ELSE YOU GOT IN STORE FOR ME <GUEST>YEAH WE HAVE A FEW MORE SPECIAL SPOTS TO GO TO YOU ARE GETTING PRETTY CLOSE BLAIR <BLAIR>I BELIEVE SO I THINK I CAN SEE SOME COLOR DOWN THERE <GUEST>THERES A LITTLE FLASH THERE HE IS <BLAIR>SEE HIM <GUEST>HES GOT SOME COLOR <BLAIR>THERE HE IS A NICE GOLD AND BLACK COLOR WOO THATS A GOOD ONE TOO HERE HE COMES BROTHER WOW THATS A WORKOUT ALL RIGHT <GUEST>ALRIGHT <BLAIR>BOY HE LIKED THAT ORANGE FLY DIDNT HE WHAT AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTIFUL FISH YOU WANT TO GET THAT FLY OUT OF THERE WE WILL LET THIS GUY GO <GUEST>THAT CIRCLE HOOK DOES IT RIGHT <BLAIR>UNBELIVABLE WELL THERE YOU A BLACK FIN TUNA RIGHT THERE AND I TALKED EARLIER ABOUT HOW THEY TUCK THEIR PECK FINS INTO THEIR SIDE HERE AND HE SAYS WELL HOW DO THEY STEER THEMSELVES WELL THEY USE THEIR FINS BACK HERE TO STEER THEMSELVES THROUGH THE WATER BUT WE ARE GONNA TOSS THIS DUDE BACK IN <BLAIR>WELL WE ARE BACK HERE AT THE DOCK RIGHT HERE AT THE WESTIN HOTEL AND MARINA RIGHT HERE IN KEY WEST WE HAD THREE AWESOME DAYS OF FISHING OUT NEAR THE DRY TORTUGAS IF YALL EVER GET A CHANCE TO GO FISHING WITH CAPTAIN CHRIS TROSSET I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT ONE AWESOME KID TO FISH WITH ALSO WANT TO SAY THANKS TO THE STAR BRITE CREW WITHOUT THESE GUYS THIS TRIP WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED SO THATS ABOUT IT FROM KEY WEST YALL TUNE INTO THE WEBSITE AT ADDICTIVE FISHING DOT COM SHOW US YOUR MOGAN ALL THAT GOOD STUFF AND WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK

Tarpon Fly Fishing Key West in Beavertail Vengeance

>>Start pushing our way to- actually here's a group coming already See them right there at 10 o'clock

Go ahead put a shot out there about sixty feet Drop it on the next one Pick it up one more Go ten feet right Perfect, strip! Strip, strip, strip

There he is! >>Fish on baby! >>Good job Blair! >>Come on baby, look at that jump On the reel [laughing] That's what you got to love about the Florida keys baby! Get to the spot and cast and hook a tarpon >>You see him demolish that fly? >>He come up and sucked it down like it was going out of style >>Get ready

Here he comes again Nice jump >>That's the way they're supposed to eat it right? >>Yup! [Laughing] >>Welcome to this episode of Addictive Fishing We're off the Florida keys right now fishing in about oh three feet of water Got the Beavertail out today and we're catching tarpon in Key West

Oh come on! Might get a good jump here, come on baby Anyway, let me get back to it we're fishing with Captain Jared Cyr today- He's running left, he's running left! [Drag pulling] Woo! Now that the fish as finally turned the right way Let me tell you who we're with We're fishing today with Captain Jared Cyr out of Key West and the main target today we got on the other end of the line Everybody has been asking for fly shows, so here you go

Brought the buggy whip out today >>Funny when all the conditions get right this wind lays down, temperature warms up, these fish just go off >>That was neat, we got to the spot here the first one that rolled, very first one that rolled tossed to it and it come up and we saw that bucket open up and sucked that fly right down We haven't had a skinny running boat for a long time so we haven't really been fly fishing or fishing the flats much but it feels good to be back out here now brother >>These Beavertails are perfect for what we're doing

Quiet, shallow poling skiffs >>Doing the Mark Sosin technique >>Down and dirty >>You see what I'm doing here with the fly rod, when he runs to the left I'm kind of pulling him to the right and you can put your fly line in the water like this to give him just a litte more drag Only bad thing about that is if you're using a little bit light tippet, have a tendency to break them off

And I hate breaking off fish >>Oh nice jump! Coming at you, keep winding Good job Blair Pretty fish >>Uh oh, things just got interesting

>>[laughing] See what happened there, the knot got up in I'm using a real long leader >>What I'll do is I'm going to hop down there and see if I can't help you out Nice and gentle here, she's still pretty green >>This fly rod is awful short man! [Laughing] Oh the situations you get into fishing Uh oh, he gulped

Don't break my rod, don't break my rod [Laughing] Oh it's even a fun fight on a short stick >>Funny about this stuff is it goes from hours of boredom to minutes of chaos [Laughing] >>That's a neat sound with that rod going through the water >>We got leader, it's a caught fish

>>Oh grab it- Oh he's done [Laughing] >>Good job buddy that was awesome! >>I'm glad it floats <Blair>Gah this boat is quiet isn't it? <Jared>Boat is dead silent Quiet, rides good, super dry >>You know it's quiet when you can hear the camera boat slapping thirty yards away

>>Coming at eleven o'clock there you see them coming? Yup, you're right on them About a hundred feet out right now, hold on Alright go ahead and start your shot One more then drop it Perfect

Strip Easy, easy Keep stripping He's looking at it, he's looking at it Oh come on get it

Strip strip >>Right there by the boat buddy >>Oh my God look at that eat, wow, wow! That is incredible! >>Come on baby go! >>That is awesome Blair! >>Ah quit shaking that head! You still got him, you still got him Keep it low >>Come on clear that line

>>On the reel baby Was that cool or what? >>Woowow! >>I'm shaking so bad right now! >>He ate that thing ten feet from the boat, not even

>>I had the leader in the eyes Literally had the leader in the eyes when he ate >>Gotta love the Marquesas [Laughing] >>Gah I'm shaking so bad right now I can hardly move I didn't breathe for thirty seconds

He's tracking it, he's tracking it Ain't nothing like the feeling of catching a fish on a fly rod like this Let's see you get some more air there >>I think that's probably one of the coolest eats I've had all year >>That was probably one of the coolest eats I've ever had

Next to that buck-eighty we got on fly, but- >>Nothing like stalking them in a Beavertail >>Woo, dude this boat is so quiet It's the quietest boat I've ever been in and being poled around on or poled Unbelievable We're in a six to eight inch chop right now and this thing is absolutely dead silent That's why that fish ate two feet from the boat

Unbelievable I can't believe that fish ate that close [Laughing] Alright, welcome back folks A little bit of excitement right there We're going to try to keep everything in one piece this time

What we've done now, we've traveled- I guess I can say it can't I? >>Yup >>We've traveled out to the Marquesas now and the fish are here The fish are here What's the best time of year? I know right now is the, we're talking about the worm hatch going on But what's your best time do you think? >>I would say anytime between April and June

It's when our peak migration is But if we get the right weather windows, they can show up in February and March and we fish resident fish all the way into August and September >>That's when it's really nice and cool down here isn't it? >>But the beauty of that time of year is there's not a whole lot of people around so we got choice of all our spots and doing what we want >>Come on dude! Jared how long you been guiding down here now? >>This is my ninth year Born and raised down here

>>Born and raised, a true conch And if y'all remember Chris Trosset last year on the show they grew up, went to high school together grade school together Couldn't imagine growing up down here man >>Kids rode bicycles and we took boats [Laughing] ♪♪ >>That's probably one of the toughest tarpon I have ever fought

You ever had them where they just don't give up? >>Oh yeah, without a doubt Sometimes you get some of those breeding females man and they just fight and fight >>This is one of the toughest fish I've ever fought Uh right there Well we had him in the leader twice, especially when he ate that one [Laughing] We're going to re-rig and see if we can feed another one some chicken feathers brother

>>Good job buddy! >>That was awesome! <Blair>Welcome back folks, we're still at the Marquesas we got Capt Jared working his tail off for us and we are looking for them silver kings again y'all stick close to the tv and see what happens or if you're watching it on the Youtube channel, don't leave your computer I've heard a lot of different stories about the Marquesas here but what's your theory of how they were formed? <Jared>I'm not a hundred percent positive I've heard old wives tales it's everything from volcanic to meteors but I don't really know All I know is it makes an unbelievable place to fish >>It is absolutely beautiful and if y'all come down fishing, make sure you bring your Costas because it absolutely like somebody turns the lights on out here >>Alright Blair here's a group of fish out here at eleven o'clock you see them coming? Alright go ahead, sixty feet

Drop it on the next one Slow strip, slow Nice and easy, real slow pick it back up they're still coming, put one out here at these fish that haven't seen us yet Pick it back up, out here ten more feet on it next time, drop it

There you go strip it Nice and easy There he is! He swiped at it, missed keep stripping There he is, he ate it got him! Good job bud! Nice, keep stripping >>Come on baby, run! RUN! >>Run boy run

>>You're hooked run >>Jump, alright he listened to me on that one Good job Blair! >>On the reel baby- Oh and he just came off >>Hey that was a good one though >>Ugh, no he didn't he just turned! >>Ow, ow That was a little burn >>Good job Blair! God I thought that fish came off I got to say, this is the quickest back to back to back to back I've hooked tarpon

>>Welcome to the Florida Keys >>Got to love it >>Look at the whole school right here Look at this big school of fish right here by the boat >>What kind of school is that? [Laughing] >>A big one

[Laughing] >>This one is saying, I want to stay with the school but something big and blue is pulling on me >>Blair, you are on fire today my man >>It's only been- it's only been I don't know five years since I caught a tarpon on fly with Captain Honson Lau That was fun >>Yeah Honson is a good fisherman

Ugh, this one is a little bit more manageable >>Yeah this one is being a little more forgiving than our last >>How big you think this one is Jared? >>Uh that fish looks probably sixty pounds or something like that Perfect size they like to jump, shoot around the boat >>This one feels like he's about a hundred and twenty right now I might have to have you get up here and catch one

>>Now don't twist my arm He's a tough one Mr

Grinch >>She's up in that shallow water now >>With all that oxygen I think I'm going to be on this fish a little bit Y'all stay tuned we're going to be right back with Capt Jared Cyr and big old tarpon from the Marquesas in the keys <Narrator> Rig it right by Wright and McGill <Blair>On today's rig it right segment I'm going to show you what Captain Jared and I were out there using

We broke out the ten weight buggy whip, it's the Flats Blue I think it had a lot to do with one of the hookups that we had with the fish that ate I think I had that much line sticking out of the tip of my rod when he ate the fly And speaking of the fly, it's just a simple fly It's made out of fox fur and rabbit fur and I can't believe Jared is letting me show it to you but a lot of times they're top secret with their flies down there

Definitely getting the job done it was imitating what they call the worm hatch that goes on this time of year and what the worm hatch is it's the little worms that come out the coral reefs down there and the tarpon just go nuts over them A lot of fish eat them But broke the Beavertail out for the first time got the job done Nice and quiet the most silent boat I've ever been in, in my life poling after fish in a nice big chop like that you can hear the camera boat thirty, forty yards away from us and that was getting a little bit annoying so you can imagine if you had a slappy boat that you're going to scare the fish away, plain and simple that's why we were able to do so many hookups best tarpon day I've ever had If y'all ever get down to the keys make sure you look up Capt Jared Cyr he is one of the top guides down there and will do everything he can to put you on your first tarpon on fly, second, whatever

Want to say a special thanks to the Starbrite crew for the whole week down there in the keys Beautiful place, you got to get down there Remember one thing though, Every fishing season starts at Dick's <Narrator>Rig it right by Wright and McGill <Jared>Wow what a pretty fish

>>Look he's wearing that merkin like a mustache That's not where you wear a merkin [Laughs] ♪♪ >>Oh there it is [Laughs] >>Two rod lengths away >>Oh you got to love that >>We're shiner fishing today on the Marquesas flats

[Laughing] Great big shiner- hey imagine if there was bass big enough to eat these There are, they're called bull sharks I guess huh >>Alright buddy I'm going to hop down see if if I can't come get a leader there Do you want me to put the Talon down? >>Yeah put the Talon down >>Talon down >>What you want to try and do is keep that line right over their back if they're going away from you

And at this point in the game this is where a lot of them are lost just like we lost that last one right by the boat The most critical part of the fish fight People think the hookup is, but now that that hook has been in there wearing out >>Light leaders >>Coming under ya, ugh There we go, backwards >>Come here girl, come here >>No you're not grabbing my lip ♪♪♪ ♪♪ It is a caught fish now brother

>>Yeah it is >>Nothing brown around >>Come on down >>Ugh, come here baby Get that fly out

>>Popped out nice and easy >>What a beautiful fish >>I'll slide down this way a little bit >>There we go Woo, what a fish! Thank you baby, thank you, thank you

Want to get the trolling motor going or just send her off? >>Yeah lets pick up that Talon and we'll pull her a little bit >>Ah smells like tarpon baby! What we're doing now folks is we're getting water to go through that fish's mouth through the gills and what that will do is bring it back to life good so we can release it You don't want to go too fast Just a nice little steady flow After a fish battle like that

I'm wore out but that little fish right there just like us we get lactic acid build up, they'll get acid build up and they'll cramp and a lot of times if you don't revive them right and the sharks are around they'll come and get them and you don't want that to happen ♪♪ Getting her color back now >>Yeah she's looking good, kicking her tail There she goes >>There she goes baby

Awesome, brother that was awesome if y'all ever get a chance to do this make sure you look up Captain Jared here what's your website? Grey Ghost fishing at gmail dot com >>Grey Ghost Fishing at gmail dot com You come out here to the Marquesas and I swear it was back to back to back Every time we lost a fish came back and it was, boom It doesn't happen that way all the time but if you come with him, you got a good chance of it happening

Don't forget about the website Addictive Fishing dot com And also don't forget hash tag show your Mogan on instagram We got the new Mogan Lounge up A bunch of new stuff going on at Addictive Fishing so go to Addictive Fishing dot com and check us out We'll see you next week

Oh want to say a special thanks to the Starbrite crew We're going to be doing some offshore stuff here later in the week They're putting us up all week so thanks Pete, thanks Greg Awesome place to stay, we'll see you here tonight That was awesome! See ya! ♪♪ <Narrator>Check out more footage from this show by logging onto Addictive Fishing dot com for outtakes and bloopers >>See this I lost my two fingers to the man-eating tarpon

>>The flies usually don't chase them do they >>Actually eleven o'clock now I'm sorry Nice transition! There he is! Right there by the boat buddy! Oh my God look at that eat, wow that is incredible!