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Old 10-06-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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My wife and I were blessed today with our first White Marlin. It was caught on a blue and white Islander in 300' of water. Of course it hit our lightest rig - a 6/0 with 40lb test. One jump and 40 minutes later we had her boatside. We could not have asked for a better day.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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Congrata man!! That looks like a hefty whitey to break you in. Looks to have some huge shoulders....That will definitely give you the offshore bug!

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Looking at this again...are you sure he had rounded fins (i.e not rat blue)? He just seems too long and fat to be a whitey...could be close to the record...Just saying'.

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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October and White Marlin fishing ranks high on my list of favorite times for fishing. It's right up there with April for Cobes and the first trips offshore in the spring. Congrats but I don't see any pics of anyone taking a swim back at the dock....
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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Congrata man!! That looks like a hefty whitey to break you in. Looks to have some huge shoulders....That will definitely give you the offshore bug!

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Looking at this again...are you sure he had rounded fins (i.e not rat blue)? He just seems too long and fat to be a whitey...could be close to the record...Just saying'.
Yep when they're that size you need to check the anal fin. Roundy whitey Pointy Blue.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #5
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Awesome catch!! Congrats!
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Beautiful fish congrats!
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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Nice fish! Congratulations.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:42 PM   #8
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That's a big whitey. Congrats!
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Thank you all, I am fairly new to the blue water arena, but have put forth a lot of effort. To be honest, I just assumed it was a white, and never considered it to be a blue. I was suprised by its girth. It did sound to the bottom which I did not expect.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:52 PM   #10
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NICE First of many I hope!!
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