Creature from the Deep!
“I caught the escolar on a Teramar TMC80H 8′ heavy fast action. The reel was a talica 12 almost full of 65# braid.
The spool was about half way out when I hooked it. I’m guessing 100 yards but not sure. I was letting the 200 gram glow in the dark flat fall take my line all the way out until I could see the spool and then retrieving steady to fast at times.
I was out there with a couple guys for 2 hours before it hit. We were snagging the snake mackerels and trying to get one on the boat. They we also hitting the jig. I really wasn’t sure what I’d get out there. I sure wasn’t expecting an escolar. I was actually hoping for a tuna. I’ve been very successful after dark with that jig. That’s another story.”