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Old 09-22-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Besides the usual, whats the craziest thing youve caught sur fishing?

Besides catching the normal pompano, bluefish, reds, sharks etc. what's the craziest, or biggest fish you've caught surf fishing? Has anyone ever caught a mahi, sailfish, or wahoo etc from the shore. I imagine it's possible. I've never had that luck but would love to hear your stories those who have. I see all these kayak guys pics and they're not even far offshore......so it got me thinking.
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:37 PM   #2
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There are stories of pelagics caught from the surf. Few and far between though
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Never have caught anything like that, but last year at the pier I saw mahi chasing ballyhoo down the first sandbar
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Spanish Macs and a 41lb cobia. You can sight fish cobia in some areas and a few tarpon are caught from the beach each year.

One of the better fighting fish is the jack crevalle.
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Anyone seen the story on the sword that was caught from the beach?
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Spanish Macs and a 41lb cobia. You can sight fish cobia in some areas and a few tarpon are caught from the beach each year.

One of the better fighting fish is the jack crevalle.
What's even crazier about the cobia is the bait it ate lol

I think the craziest is the sword fish in texas I believe. I could be wrong. Have to look it up. Guys in hawaii catch yellowfin from shore.

Nothing crazy for me. Just the usual so far
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What's even crazier about the cobia is the bait it ate lol

I think the craziest is the sword fish in texas I believe. I could be wrong. Have to look it up. Guys in hawaii catch yellowfin from shore.

Nothing crazy for me. Just the usual so far
yeah, who would have thought!? I took a drive down to Grayton after BHC and a couple guys were sitting on top of their truck sight fishing cobia with 10ft rods and 4oz jigs.
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I've seen the sailfish, and I also know the kid Alex who gaffed the tuna. I believe there was a guy in Cali who caught a wahoo from shore recently? There's got to be somebody out there who's caught or know someone with a spectacular surf fishing catch. I'm gonna look around the net and see if I can post some links to some catches.
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I used to live in Hawaii, I've seen some awesome fish brought up on free dives, with nothing but a Hawaiian sling, or a guy I knew named Josh would just go down for a few minutes and come up with octopus. Never heard of the yf from shore though. Hard to picture with all that damn reef.
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My best catch, almost, occurred when a "Nice Display of Bikini's' were looking at my catch of Pompanos, with one asking:

"You got someone to help you eat all that fish?"

I replied, "Why yes I do, but thank you for asking"
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