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Old 12-15-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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post a pic of the fish that you are most proud of. your prize catch
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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I don't have any pics on the computer, only prints at home.

My 650+lb bluefin tuna I caught on standup gear off Cape Lookout N.C.

Shallow water but for what they lose in their inability to sound they make up for by dumping a reel as fast as possible.This fish had over 500 yards of line off the reel within a minute and a half after hookup and we came charging in reverse after her while I reeled like hell to get some line back on the reel. Took a little over 2 hours to get her within a hundred feet of the boat and after that it was hell trying to get any closer. I was putting 40lbs of drag on her for at least a solid hour of the fight and she acted like she had done this before cause no matter how close to the leader we were I'd gain ground and lose it all over again. At the 3 hour mark, we leadered her up and got a decent measurement of 101" fork length with a girth in excess of 72"

My single biggest fish and the factI beat her on standup gear makes this catch stand out above the rest.
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:34 PM   #3
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NOW THATS WHAT I WANTED TO HEAR!
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:49 PM   #4
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Was fishing on James boat. There were 7 of us. Well James put us over a spot, and we drooped down. Was hoping to snatch a nice Grouper. Wasn't down more then 30 seconds and had one hell of a strike. Using circle hooks so as James taught me years ago ...don't set ... just crank man...just crank, I just cranked. I didn't get off the bottom much more then 20 feet or so and that's all she wrote. Felt like I snagged the bumper of my truck. Few seconds I started to feel that I was hooked on something, but what, no idea at the moment. Got the fish close to the boat but each time it saw the boat off it went. Finally got it to the boat where Scott could snatch the line and break away from the hook and off it went.





Scott estimated the Bull Shark to be about 9.5' and I guess about 300#'s. 50# braid I believe. My largest catch ever. James...thanks...that's one trip etched in my mind.



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Old 12-15-2009, 07:01 PM   #5
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Well in first place has to be my tarpon I hooked in my kayak this year that drugged me 3 miles from the west jetty in destin to the Okaloosa pier and over a 3 hour fight. I thought the fish was around 150lbs but looking back I really think it was closer to 200lbs. But it really wasn?t a catch it broke me off after I could never get the fish to turn in towards the beach.

Second place and the mostfun was my sailfish Icaught in mykayak trolling. I thought it was a huge king at first but then it put on the air show. If you have never caught one before I suggest that you do itsso bad ass!



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Old 12-15-2009, 09:46 PM   #6
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90+ # ling at the Russian Frieghter! We pulled up to it to anchor. Another boat said , "Hey" ! Theres a big cobia swimming around. I said ok! Thinking yeah right. Well, As we were dropping the wreck anchor My helping hand for the day said, Whats that? It was 3 ling! 1 big 1 &amp; 2 smaller 1's. I said, Drop the anchor! There are fish all over the screen! They went togetting ready to bottom fish, I grabbed my ling rod with a "large" linglure ready.I heard, Wheres Kenny?I wasat the bow &amp; den?" Jacked up!I wasnt sure which fish I had. It went strait down towards the wreck. I said , Nooo ! Dont go there. As it went down luckily it went out&amp; away!Lucky me!After say 30 minutes we got our first look, Holy Sh!t! I wouldnt let but only my buddyEd thehand grab the gaff. we stuck that fish &amp; all hell broke loose!We got it on the boat.:hotsun It wouldnt fit in the boat fish box that was 5' long.:dohWe had to leave with that 1 fish! What a 1 fish day!The fish was 63" long &amp; skinny! Must have spawned already. No eggs in her. Probably wont beat that 1 again. My biggest off a pier is 78#s. That 1 was hell also!:hotsun
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:13 PM   #7
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This is what happens when I freshwater fish

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Old 12-15-2009, 10:22 PM   #8
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FenderBender (12/15/2009)This is what happens when I freshwater fish

The fish I am most proud of is the one in Josh's sig. I didnt shoot it but ............. its A beast
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:31 PM   #9
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Not the fish I'm most proud of, (although it's not bad either) But my son, who also got Run Dover, was brave enough to go out on the boat, and catch this. :clap



Just over 30in and he worked!!!! :hotsun
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:34 PM   #10
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Run Dover (12/15/2009)Not the fish I'm most proud of, (although it's not bad either) But my son, who also got Run Dover, was brave enough to go out on the boat, and catch this. :clap



Just over 30in and he worked!!!! :hotsun
Not to derail, but did you literally get ran over at some point in your life?
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