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Why can't we get them this big in the GOM?:banghead

From the Intrepid: Tue. Dec. 11, 2007: Well here goes. With today being our last day down here it was absolutly a wonderful way to wrap things up. We drifted again all day and picked away at these brutes ending the day with 12 of the 120 to 190lb. grade and 8 from 210 to 260lbs. We also picked up another Tuna today that taped out at 381 lbs. Congrats go to Bill Falter for battling this GIANT Tuna and as you can imagine Bill is a very excited and happy fisherman. Bill hooked this fish on the kite after it exploded on a jumbo live squid pinned to a custom double hook leader using an 18/0 Mustad 39960D circle hook and a 12/0 7691 Stinger attached to a 600 lb. Softsteel leader. Backing that up with 200 lb. Jerry Brown hollow spectra on an AVET PRO EXW 50-2 ( thanks Harry, you rock ) and a Seeker G463XXXH Black Steel Grafite rod this fish really didn't stand a chance.

 

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Wouldn't the 200 lb spectra void the record ? Because I thought 130 lb line was the biggest you could use :doh
 

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Wharf Rat (12/13/2007)steroids...look for this tuna to be on the Mitchell report.
now that's funny there!!!!! damn fine fish too. i hope that angler was in a chair for that fight. if not he has a steel back.
 

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hell of a fish, no doubt about that.... but i don't think you can have a record fish on braid... i may be wrong though.
 

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That thing is a beast.

I wonder how long it took to get the fish in, and if he was green I hope they had a flying gaff, (I am sure they did)

Thats whyI always bring one with me , you never know when you'll need it
 
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