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Old 04-08-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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this is my first post so bear with me guys. we left fort morgan dock saturday morning and arrived at the bent leg platform around 8:30 . we put 3 good aj,s in the boat,one around the 40 to 50 pound range. then we went to the petronius platform and put out our spread and started trolling. we caught a barracuda right off the bat. then we turned toward the marlin platform and continued to troll. about half way between the platforms,the marlin hit.we normally run a 3 rig spread but jess wanted to run a 5 rig spread with teasers. we had 3 30 wide tld,s and 2 15 wide tld,s. naturally the marlin hit the 15 wide. we fought the fish well over an hour. we finally got him in the boat and took some pic,s and released him. we also caught a bf tuna and a huge skip jack. this is where i need help, we were in such a hurry to get our pic,s and get the marlin back in the water that we aren't sure if it's a big white or a baby blue. we estimated his weight around the 150 pound range,but we could have over estimated his weight. i hope you guys can help me out with what type of marlin and his weight. i'm trying to figure out how to post the pic's. soon as i can, i will post the pics.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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Congrats on your first Marlin! That's a White Marlin and would probably weigh more like 80lbs. The weights will always disappoint.

Be glad it was a White. Even a small, 200ish blue most likely would've dumped the tld 15
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Awesome I bet y'all were pumped!
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Super cool I bet that was fun
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thanks guys. chris, you are right ,if we are going to run a 5 rig spread,i need to come see you about a couple of 50 wides.
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Nice white! First one is out of the way......
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thanks guys. chris, you are right ,if we are going to run a 5 rig spread,i need to come see you about a couple of 50 wides.
You don't necessarily need 50s. A set of 30s with spectra backing will handle most things you'll get into. You may want to look at tld 50s as well. Great reels for the money
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That's awesome! What did he/ she hit? Soft head/ilander/chugger/naked hoo?
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he hit a naked ballyhoo
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Congrats man!
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