Offshore 50.1lb WAHOO ON THE JOKER 8/30

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alBACKore14

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ERIC KIM
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Went out on the Joker with my buddy Zach along with our skipper George, Brett,Collin, and Ted..found some fish that wanted to play.. The guys Caught some nicer grade yft, a yellowtail, couple nice dorados while I was trying to get some fish on the popper... A lotta nice blow ups but no stickers.. >:! As the bite started to die, George decides to make a move And as were trollin the beast decides to bite..blind jig strike on the rapala!! Zzzzzz grab the rod to pull on something finally and I'm grinding this thing to kill it quick (thought it was just a lone dorado that was hungry) didn't feel too heavy at the initial strike/fight so I was about to just put it in full but then I felt the weight and decided to just leave it alone... Soon enough we got it to color. Saw the stripes and the torpedo shaped body and all screamed WAHOOO!!! Everything went as smooth as butter. Kept our composure as we tried to get it to gaff . Took 2 nice quick runs and within a few minutes...Zach and Ted with a beautiful gaff shot! Boom! 50.1 Hoo in the boat! Stoke overload. Can't thank my buddy Zach and George and the rest of the bros enough for such a awesome fish of a lifetime! Definitely one for the books!

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MoMo Fish

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Nice! Just confused based on other reports on who had caught the fish. Thought it was Zach on his boat, but it appears you did on the Joker.

Either way awesome catch and amazing year so far!
 
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?? fisherman

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Hey Eric...... CONGRATS on an insanely special catch!! This is something that will be talked about and go down in the books forever.

"Stoke Overload" pretty much sums it up perfectly!!!! LOL

Huge congrats to all you guys aboard the Joker, and especially for taking the pics right away, and getting the fish weighed ;)

Too cool!

ps: Somebody fix that pic for him.

The unknown fisherman:p:
 
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MikeeDaGuy

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Awesome, congrats!!!!
 
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PCH

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That's a phenomenal catch! Lots of people spend a lot of time and money traveling to get shots at fish like that one right there. Awesome right in our own backyard!
 
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Rubberhook2

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Would you just look at that....just look at it!

Damn nice wahoo for sure.
 
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c-goat

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Remember when that dude caught that wahoo 10 years ago.Thats what people will be still be saying 10 years from now.

Unless of course if due to global warming wahoo become a normal seasonal catch people will be saying,remember 10 years ago when that dude caught that wahoo ,that was the beginning of the end LOL.
 
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jollanes

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BS without video of fish swimming in the water, with clear landmark in background......

Just kidding!! Congrats on the fish of a lifetime. Enjoy all the well-deserved press that comes your way. This is awesome news and hopefully there will be a few more caught between now and mid-October.
 
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26grumpy

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WHOA!!!!

In terms of So Cal sportfishing, that is historic to say the least!!!

Congratulations to Mr. Eric Kim and crew!!!

Mr. Kim's catch deserves more than just a few days of internet fame and a picture on the mantle. To end the decades long confusion over calling it the 267 or 279, I propose we petition NOAA or USGS (or who ever names these spots) to permanently change the high spot name to "The Wahoo Bank". I am renaming it in my GPS and will refer to it as such from now on.

Seriously.
 
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?? fisherman

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WHOA!!!!

In terms of So Cal sportfishing, that is historic to say the least!!!

Congratulations to Mr. Eric Kim and crew!!!

Mr. Kim's catch deserves more than just a few days of internet fame and a picture on the mantle. To end the decades long confusion over calling it the 267 or 279, I propose we petition NOAA or USGS (or who ever names these spots) to permanently change the high spot name to "The Wahoo Bank". I am renaming it in my GPS and will refer to it as such from now on.

Seriously.

I actually like that idea...... like it alot!!

Can you imagine years down the line....... people asking "Why is it called the Wahoo Bank"? Then the story starts...... "well there was once this young kid named Eric Kim, fishing aboard the boat "Joker"............. :)

It's going to be one hell of a story filled first day back at school for those boys!!

The unknown fisherman:p:
 
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