Month: December 2015

Tarpon on a yoyo

This very nice size tarpon was caught on a cuban yoyo from a kayak by TeamGoogan.  The man not only wrangles tarpon with his bare hands but apparently even takes phone calls and handles business at the same time.  Here is the video description from this angler:

“Poseidon runs South Beach when it comes to tarpon fishing. Cuban yoyo all day, answering phone calls, from a kayak, enough said… Get on my level. This is expert level googan, do not try at home! Tight lines, and run that dog!”  (small edit for language on the description)

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Big flathead catfish on a yoyo


Here we have the very awesome Captain Jaime Hughes from Breakline Charters on the Susquehanna River going after big flathead catfish with a cuban yoyo.  Here is the video description in her own words:


“My first flathead on a Cuban Yo Yo. ALSO, I was too excited in the video to say it, but also my biggest personal flathead by 2 pounds! I’ve have had the yoyo for years, practice cast in the yard a few times, but never took it out with me fishing til today. It was a good day. Rigged it with 200 lb mono on the spool, more length than I needed obviously but I didn’t know, and then a 50lb mono leader, the same ones I use on my rods. And a small blue gill head. I didn’t have much time, only a couple hours before my clients arrived, to play with my toy. There were 2 casts I didn’t show, one got tangled in the rod tower the other smacked my motor,
both times losing my bait, (I should make an outtakes vid lol), but third cast was a charm. I got a flathead, no doubt. It was so fun actually feeling the lead hit bottom. feeling the hit, setting the hook, like really feeling it first hand (no pun intended). Even with a good rod, I never felt fine motions that I did holding. As you can tell from the vid, I am super pumped about this. I say give it a whirl sometime. Cuban YOYO’s are only 6 bucks on ebay, spool it up and give it a whirl, this is a prime example, you never know what might happen. I had to edit out about a half hour of me just sitting there holding that line perfectly still making boredom faces. It was just the coolest thing when that line started to feed through my hands. Once in a life time. This didn’t just make my day it made my fishing career so far. Check out for more about me and my charter business. Thanks!”


Well folks, it may be her first flathead on a yoyo but she sure made it look easy.  Please visit her youtube channel, subscribe, give her a thumbs up and if you are in the area book her for you next monster catfish fishing trip.  

Surf fishing for snook

A nice slot sized snook caught by TeamGoogan while surf fishing with a yoyo.  Here is the video description from TeamGoogan:


“Snook fishing is too easy. The reel guys are switching from conventional fishing gear to hand line fishing to make things interesting. Surf fishing for snook with a hand line or Cuban yo-yo on Miami Beach. “

  • Bait: live mullet.
  • Pre lined 6″ hand reel
  • 7/0 Gamakatsu inline circle hook

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Hammerhead on a handline

A hammerhead caught using a handline, definitely not something for the uninitiated.  Here is the video description by BlacktipH:

“Our goal for this fishing trip was to catch as many bull sharks as possible. We were collecting bacteria samples for our shark attack research study. As two anglers were fighting bull sharks, a scalloped hammerhead cruised by the boat. Josh had a live bonito on the handline and the hammerhead ate the bait. He took an explosive run, almost pulling the harpoon spool in the ocean. We got the shark to the boat within 10 minutes. We quickly swabbed, removed the hook and released the shark safely back into the ocean.”

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Sailfish on a YoYo

TeamGoogan is at it again, this time with a beautiful sailfish.  This is extreme handline fishing at its best.  Here is a quote from the man himself:


“Continuing with the handline tradition, I landed a sailfish on the Cuban yoyo. The fish was caught on June 29, 2014 off Pompano Beach, FL. I was fishing from my Ocean Kayak Trident 11 Angler in around 150′ using a live gog on 60# Momoi Diamond mono. The fight time was 8 minutes. Tight lines, Googan out!!!”


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