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Approx. 2 miles east of the Nipple just south of the 100 fathom line this Blue hit the second line in the water at 7:00 am. Blue and White Large Islander with horse ballyhoo. Had her boatside with a succesful release in after about 90 minutes. Estimated length with tape measure against the boat at 107".







 

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AndyWe heard your boadcast you released on channel 68,We were the boat that came back with the congratulations.Again congrates on your release.Team Recess:bowdown
 

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First Great Catch and nice photographs. As for the weight estimate,Xiph. has weighed more billfish in the past twenty years than most will see in a lifetime so I'd probably agree with his estimate.
 

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Good job man on a nice Blue:clap
 

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I am way too jealous for words!
 

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Great job, Glad to see that someone is not only getting out but still catching the pointy fish!

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<SPAN id=_ctl1_ctlTopic_ctlPanelBar_ctlTopicsRepeater__ctl13_lblFullMessage>that fish is a lot bigger then 350......

Most fish weights and lengths are over estimated in the water, at least this fish had a good measurement and was brought along boatside. The measurement was thebasis for the estimated weight. Do you think it was 600# like the fish that you broke off?

For example here are the blue marlin lengths and weights from Northern Gulf tournaments. At this time of year the big ladies have lost thier reproductive biomass and you will note the earlier fishJune-July the femalesweigh more.All lower jaw fork lengths. Usually account 18-24" for the bill extending beyound the LJ so the 305# fish was probably 98" or so LJFL.

MBGFC Memprial 114" = 577#

ECBMC June 22/23-116.5"= 453#

115"=627#

103.5"= 427#

105.25= 431#

PBGFC International 116.5 =751#

Mobile Labor Day 112"=448#

110"=388#

107"= 404#
 

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Andy,

Nice fish, we went out yesterday pulled that same area managed one Black Fin...Anyway nice freaking fish :clap.

Later, Angelo
 
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