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Old 08-15-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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Blue weighed in at 1228.5 in the pirates cove tourney...(OBX) caught aboard the Mimi out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.





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Old 08-15-2008, 11:05 PM   #2
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Capt Mike King (at the helm) is from my homeKure Beach (NC). =) woot woot! Way to represent! lol

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Sweet lord what a badass fish! And why do we still have kill tournaments, again?
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It was caught on a Black Bart breakfast, on 80 pound tackle.
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:18 AM   #5
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that was the only one brought in......$493.000.00 and so its known, there were 103 billfish releasedduring this tourney(23 being blue marlin)and only 1 weighed in.....thats a 96% release rate on blues and 100% release on whites and sails.......
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dang what a fish...

thanks for posting the math Bluffman!:clap
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:58 PM   #7
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the donkey (8/16/2008)Sweet lord what a badass fish! And why do we still have kill tournaments, again?
that was the only one brought in......$493.000.00 and so its known, there were 103 billfish releasedduring this tourney(23 being blue marlin)and only 1 weighed in.....thats a 96% release rate on blues and 100% release on whites and sails.......
good god, now where all the bills are. They are in the atlantic!:doh I bet in the gulf we havent had 103 billfish tagged TOTAL in all the touries this year. That is one stud of a fish!
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the top three boats in the tournament were spencer boats
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:05 PM   #9
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Hell of a fish...but it looks mutilated
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The hole in the fish's side is where the angler punched through and ripped the Marlin's heart out....he did that instead of using a bat.
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