8/12 Oside - marlin or blue?

SRS

Newbie
Mar 25, 2015
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Scott
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Saw this 5 miles west of oside today. Thought it was a marlin from a distance but thinking it may have been a blue shark. Got about 10 feet away before it bolted. Water was fairly green so did not get a good look at it. Guessing tail fin to dorsal fin was about 6 feet.

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?? fisherman

super Captain
Feb 27, 2003
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Mike
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Why are there so many lame nicknames for purple dragons?
Get it right.... it's "Purple Alligators" :D a term coined by the spotter pilots when looking down at them from the air. ;)

I just call them ass kickers. When on the bridge..... Hey, I've got an ass kicker at 1 o'clock..... 300 yards LOL

The unknown fisherman:p:
 

?? fisherman

super Captain
Feb 27, 2003
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Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, GOAT would be a perfect nickname for the Swordie.

Yep, that's a Goat in the op's pic :)

The unknown fisherman:p:
 

E1 Toro

El Toro
Jun 8, 2018
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Question is why you weren't throwing macks and tadys at that goat before you scared it off?
 

Mick

fishdivesurf
Jul 2, 2004
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Only had a loaded speargun rigged for paddy fish. Not sure I would have won that fight.
There would have been....a whole lotta shaken going on..