2 1/2 COW and a record breaking 285lbs BFT!

If I write a book showing you techniques for landing "COWS", and gear selection would you buy it?

  • Maybe

    Votes: 57 54.8%
  • Absolutely!

    Votes: 47 45.2%

  • Total voters
    104
  • Poll closed .

Fishinjunkie

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Oct 6, 2008
244
266
Aliso Viejo
Name
Kevin
Boat
N/A
Sorry for the late post fellas. Finally got some time to post this report. Went out with Billy K last Thursday to chase these giant BFT in our backyard, and boy were we rewarded with some quality fish. I'm going to make this short and sweet, we hooked 4 fish and landed 3. Pulled the hook on our last fish. We left them biting because we don't have any more room on Billy's boat and we were just beat. The three fish tapped out around 150, 240, and 285lbs after we bleed and gut it. We tapped the fish when we got back home so IMO the biggest BFT could easily be a 300lber if we didn't bleed or gut it. If I'm correct that's the CA record for biggest BFT caught on a lure. What an amazing trip this was for me for being the first time back this season. I ended the season last year fishing with Billy and Vue in Nov. for limit style BFT from 70-120lbs in the dark! Just epic style fishing for these huge local BFT. They're out there guys go get 'em...Enjoy the pics! :git:

I'm sure Billy will write a much better report when he's not out there fishing. :jig:

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karlk1125

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jun 20, 2008
1,951
477
Bodega Bay
Name
Karl Kobler
Boat
2008 World Cat 320 EC twin Mercury v8 300 Verado “Freedom”
That has to be one of the most epic days of fishing of all time on the west coast. Unbelieveable.
 

karlk1125

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jun 20, 2008
1,951
477
Bodega Bay
Name
Karl Kobler
Boat
2008 World Cat 320 EC twin Mercury v8 300 Verado “Freedom”
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FloMar

Hired Gun!
Apr 28, 2004
1,016
806
65
CA.
Name
John Collar
Boat
Parker 2320
Sorry for the late post fellas. Finally got some time to post this report. Went out with Billy K last Thursday to chase these giant BFT in our backyard, and boy were we rewarded with some quality fish. I'm going to make this short and sweet, we hooked 4 fish and landed 3. Pulled the hook on our last fish. We left them biting because we don't have any more room on Billy's boat and we were just beat. The three fish tapped out around 150, 240, and 285lbs after we bleed and gut it. We tapped the fish when we got back home so IMO the biggest BFT could easily be a 300lber if we didn't bleed or gut it. If I'm correct that's the CA record for biggest BFT caught on a lure. What an amazing trip this was for me for being the first time back this season. I ended the season last year fishing with Billy and Vue in Nov. for limit style BFT from 70-120lbs in the dark! Just epic style fishing for these huge local BFT. They're out there guys go get 'em...Enjoy the pics! :git:

I'm sure Billy will write a much better report when he's not out there fishing. :jig:
Absolutely SICK report, great job guys, does not get any better than this!!!
 

Skippy729

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Mar 6, 2013
262
38
Riverside
Name
Ryan
Boat
24 skipjack fb 25 skipjack fb
What reel is that im in the market for a big game setup thanks
 

zanegler

Bomboy Lures Are Money!
Jun 24, 2008
884
248
placerville/ca/usa
Name
zane
Boat
Skipjack 20 Flybridge, Cruel Intentions
With the biomass that is out there of beastly BFT, all hell could break loose if they start to really bite. Imagine if they start biting hook-bait? Local Long-range. Not impossible to think an 8-day would stay local if things get frisky.
 

PacificBlue

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Nov 25, 2011
378
229
USA
Name
JM
Boat
Still Looking
This has to be the best shot at big BFT in US waters in at least 30 years.
You have to go back a lot further than that. There have been some 200# plus YFT and 300# plus BFT caught randomly over the years but nothing as consistent as today. We are talking more like the historic Zane Grey stuff with tackle that can handle the abuse.
 

Fishinjunkie

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Oct 6, 2008
244
266
Aliso Viejo
Name
Kevin
Boat
N/A
Major correction!!! I was corrected by Billy earlier that the largest BFT measurement was incorrect. It actually tapped out at 294lbs (56X56X75/800)! Holly smokes better than I thought. Again we couldn't have caught these fish without Billy K expertise on the water.
 
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Paddyman1

Fish porn, food porn, and all the pickings! Dude, your fish looks awesome on the boat and on the table!
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