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Old 06-23-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default What do you guys think happend to this dolphin ?

Caught this guy friday out in the canyon and he had a strange hole in his head with a piece of bone protruding from it ?

I think a marlin tried to whack him in the head with his bill and he lived through it ? the bone looked to be his skull that was fractured when he was hit by the bill. You can clearly see a bill shaped dent in his head.

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Old 06-23-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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Thats pretty wild. I agree with your assessment.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:03 PM   #3
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At a glance I thought cookie cutter shark, but now that I see the bone, I agree with the marlin bill.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:52 PM   #4
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That dolphin is like the my name is earl of the fish world. He was lucky enough to survive a marlin attack only for you to gaff him in the forehead moments later. Kinda like winning the lottery then getting hit by a car. Real nice fish though. I thought we would run by some friday afternoon but no such luck
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:25 PM   #5
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Yes. That would be a marlin or possibly a sword fish, because a swordfish has more of a tendecy to use his sword more than a blue. That is why it is called a sword on a sword fish and a bill on a blue.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:29 PM   #6
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Cool !!!

I suggest not eating the head.:hungry
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:37 PM   #7
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Fish are amazing what they can take and just shake off. It that was a human they would be crying and dying.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:45 PM   #8
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Whatever happened to it, you did that fish a favor! He wouldn't have survived much longer longer with that thing. All that resistance, only a matter of time before it was culled by another gamefish.
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Can you say an "Excedrin" headache!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-24-2008, 11:24 AM   #10
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The fish actually had been hit in its body as well which is visible in some of the photos i took. When i cleaned teh fish , he had some servere damage along his spine , with blood that looked like beef jerky extending the length of the wound. He for sure had been in a fight for his life with a very large gamefish recently.

As for friday fishing , it was off the hook as they say . We lfet the Dolphin biting serveral times to find wahoo and mabye a triple tail or two.
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