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About biglakejake

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  1. biglakejake

    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    agreed. but. what do you do about the line twist? i have seen yellowtail caught on spinners and when the fish was gaffed the line pressure went away. with the pressure off the line bloomed off the spool into a birdnest the size of softball. lee ps system would not allow me to send this to you as personal message
  2. biglakejake

    Whatcha Lissnin to?

    can't stop grinnin' since i first watched this..............................
  3. biglakejake

    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    several forum members will be on the water the next couple weekends. all the on-the-water reports are calling for 20lb mono w 20lb floro topshot and a little #2 live bait hook. the yft top out at 25# and the bft to 50#. an sl20 class narrow reel and a 7' 12-30lb class stick looks like a necessity. the trick is to get bit-pick that liveliest bait in the handwell-and don't worry 20#/#2 will catch lots of tuna under 30lbs. keep the 40 and 50# rigs close and good luck. i still wouldn't play with spinners but i'm old and old skool. lee
  4. biglakejake

    when did you shoot your first big game animal

    1974 i was 15. fork mule deer at saguaro lake above the guest ranch. my right hand was all busted and in a cast from a fistfight and i was shooting dad's pre64m70 30/06 left handed. one shot. $20 k-mart scope that dad just hated seeing on his rifle-'kid you don't need that shoot'. bob and i were too young to drive so mom dropped us off in the dark and bob hitched a ride to the marina and called mom to come get us. lee
  5. hunt 'em up.... i'm with lance but...it's 1a & 1b..or 1b & 1a luck, lee
  6. Mendoza actually hit .215-he's a shooter. my eyes popped over the xtra tall buck in the 'first real bucks' pics. but score was never all that with me. good luck, lee
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    More of this

    Hells Half Acre 2006 along about 1968 that fellow there Bob Kyhn and i started hunting lizards and snakes around far east mesa. by the end of the 1970's we had hunted, trapped and fished our way across every rock in eastern Arizona. Bob was there for my first mulie and i was there for his first Coues deer. i almost got us killed during a spring scouting trip in the goldfields about 1975 but Bob saved the day. the 1980's brought us both brides and kids followed by a new passion. Bob got sheep fever, i started suffering from tuna fever and we both hunted hard. i moved back to Arizona in 1993, bought some good glass and got this great mentor who guided for Duwane Adams. evil grin. had some times from Bill Williams mountain to Four Bar Mesa and down to Sasabe. this 2006 bull is one i can never forget. Bob and Rex Cullifer worked their butts off for free getting me the shot on this old bull with 58" of mass. lots of character, not much score, couldn't have been happier. when we started looking at the bulls in this country Bob wanted to make sure i could get the job done at 500yds with my pre64 30/06. it was about shooting light plus 2 minutes when a 16yo friend of Bobs eyeballed it and Mr. Kyhn said "6x6 474yds". i set up on my tripod with a Webster bino strap mount on it(remember those?) and started to squeeze a nosler partition off when a car alarm started gioing off about 600yds up the hill. really. i closed the deal with one shot, it took over 7 hours to get the packs out and the novice father and son Bob and Rex invited helped make the day. i was recovering from a pinched nerve and they had to tie my left hand to the bulls antler as i packed the head out on my back. can not get any better. this was a long time ago but its all about the good friends who made it possible-all i had to do was make the shot. i was hoping not to disappoint them. i can't take pics or write like Amanda or Bill Quimby but i gave it a shot. i'll never get to do it again. lost track of Bob when he ended up in the hamberlin camp. lee
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    More of this

    This is the single best topic i have seen in 15 years on the forum. Millions of hunters the world over can only dream of such an awesome hunt for the magical Coues deer in the sky islands of Arizona or on the rim. None of us get up at 3am for blake owens or the daily politics-we get up to fulfill our passions for the remaining wild outdoors. Burning legs getting up to that high saddle or rocky point at daylight. Getting to see and experience sights and emotions perhaps no one else ever will, or has, and we should spend some time writing it down and passing it on. The new seasons are upon us-even the next month will bring special memories and even some trophy's. And that little velvet s;pike-someone's first ever archery buck-would be far more interesting to read about than a thousand posts of political crap. This forum has changed-a lot of good hunters have left and its our loss-I don't think I would have joined the way it is now. Why did we run off all those good people? lee
  9. biglakejake

    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    3,755 yft dock totals for today. includes 2-3 day trips docking up today. way better eatin' than doves. lee
  10. biglakejake

    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    audio from the t-bird today-azcouesandelk's trip i think. skipper needs a happy pill........ http://976-tuna.com/audios/71045
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    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

  12. biglakejake

    We need a CWT gathering

    maybe Greer?
  13. biglakejake

    Whatcha Lissnin to?

  14. biglakejake

    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    a point to remember about processing-the weight they charge you for is the whole fish in the round-the finished product is only 33% to 40% of that. safeway has just gorgeous ahi steaks all year round for $9.99/lb. i don't think i ever brought tuna steaks home to Arizona for less than a combined $20.00/lb. and if you are not into seafood no cleaning charges-somebody will take every pelagic fish you want to give away. the crew usually sells the skipjack for lobster and crab bait. and it doesn't cost anything to donate tuna to the galley. lee i just scanned in some old photos-a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away............ China Clipper/Legend Mascot VI Ben Griffiths' Morning Star Buzz Brizendines' Prowler Grande/Grande 85 Hells Half Acre
  15. biglakejake

    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    seaforth extended 3/4 day San Diego 12 hour trip is back with 208 yft and some other stuff today. thats alot of tuna steak. lee