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Offshore Fishing Tuna, Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Etc.

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Old September 19th, 2013
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LOL yea I saw 5 of em on a Fountain. I wouldn't do 350s the extra weight doesn't seem to justify the power gain. You have 300s right?
Yea.. 350's are HEAVY.. I go fast enough lol


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I would be looking 25 plus if it were me and don't go bay boat style either.
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Depends on how far your wanting to go off shore. If staying under ten miles low twenties will be fine w good weather. Going further you gonna need a bigger boat w more fuel capacity. Remember you should get there on a third of a tank. Keep this in mind.
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I wouldn't even do a Yellowfin if it were me and I had a unlimited budget without going convertible. It would be a Freeman 40 cause I'm a cat fella.

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What length should I be looking for? 22+ right?
I cringed thinking about off shore fishing out of a 22' boat.
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Get something in the twin 150's. These guys get off the subject area too much. Your truck will handle it like you want it to. Because of your distance electric over hydraulic brakes on both axles would be excellent.

If you were really smart you would schedule a charter once a month and come back with a cooler of fish. Instead of spending 50k+ on a boat that might make 8 trips a year.

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The charter trips aren't getting any cheaper that's for sure.
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How many can you go on for $50k?

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If you wanna go +30 miles offshore and are serious then I would say minimum 26' probably more like atleast 30'.... Yellowfins are sweet but they cost, the freeman is also bad arrsse, takes waves like a dream, blows the old cats out the water, I have friends that have each and they are both awesome... But you definitely want dual engines either way

And regardless of what you pay for the boat, the per trip cost is pretty high.... not to mention the rods and the rest the equipment, the gas and bait and all that is atleast $700-$1000 min. And friends get tired of that cost quick

The other factor is you have to go to know, the offshore game changes a lot so you really have to go a lot or be in the loop to know where to go, plus its a lot of work

Bottom line is it aint like inshore where its a recreational thing with reasonable cost, its much cheaper to charter a couple trips per year....

But if you have the money and its your desire than that's a different story just know what you are getting into
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Guys, thanks for the info! You all have put a question that I have been wondering about for a couple of years to rest. It'd be best for me to stick with the charters.
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