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Thread: Tails we win!
Jun-06-2012, 05:31 AM #1
Tails we win!
Howzit, last two trips chasing ahi's ending up with goose eggs. Launched out of waianae at 800 with my brother Loren and daughter Paris (lucky charm) the water was really nice. Dropped lures just before S buoy and made a pass, no luck.
Then about five minutes later the outrigger pops nada......10 seconds later the same pole doubles over and line rips out of the 130 with 24 lbs. drag. After taking 2/3 of the spool we get to work and get the fish to the boat in 45 minutes but she no like give up yet and circles us at leader. Finally, after 4-5 rotations the fish shows no signs of giving up, we let out some line and bump the drag up to 35 lbs. and tow the monster around for around 5-10 minutes. Now she's ready and comes in nicely and gets a 38 special love tap.....game over!
We tried to get her weighed at the harbor and after waiting 15 minutes while he's on the phone the guy gives us the "sorry my father no stay" cause the scales are not owned by the state???????
Later, at home she weighed in at 440 lbs.
Jun-06-2012, 07:21 AM #2
Wow that marlin has got some big shoulders, was the pec fin rigid could you lay it against the body. Looks like from the pictures it may be a Black
Jun-06-2012, 09:26 AM #3
Brian, Loren and "The Lucky Charm",
Nice fish you have there; Paris seems like she can never get enough of fishin'... you are a lucky Dad. Way to go!
Jun-06-2012, 10:08 AM #4Fisherman wannabe
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Brian, Loren & Paris, congratulations!!! That's one big fish!!!
Jun-06-2012, 10:37 AM #5
Good going on your beast. Thank goodness for cordless sawzall and 38 special love taps.
Jun-06-2012, 11:14 AM #6
Do you do anything to the tail to preserve it, or just set it out in the sun?
Jun-06-2012, 11:39 AM #7Captain
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GREAT JOB Brian, Loren and Paris!!!
Jun-06-2012, 11:40 AM #8Skipper
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Right on.. Thats a nice size marlin, Nice pictures too.
Jun-06-2012, 11:44 AM #9
That does look like a black.
Jun-06-2012, 12:17 PM #10
Nice catch captain, cute kid too. Those are some great pics.
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