Offshore Another jumbo bluefin. PB.

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fishkilr

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Aug 27, 2012
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no rod belt….however, i do own that small aftco one and like it a lot.

I do tend to get bruises in the lower groin area…. its just that when i catch/hook up to them, i dont wear the belt and dont really think about it when fighting fish
Just like bass thumb and Palm it hurts so good!!!
 
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Big Squid

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May 11, 2006
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Hey Stella! Hey Stella !!!!

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Are you using Fluorocabon leaders?
Crimps work better than knots?

Great job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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jim isbell

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Was able to get out early in the week and ended up with another trophy for our efforts. Caught the fish around 312 area but worked the 209 and 9 as well. Saw a tiny school, made one cast, and was rewarded with this estimated 140-150 bluefin. Fight was only 15 minutes or so with the stella 20k with 80lb spectra to 100lb leader with a popper on the end. Caught fish at 10am and literally did not see a thing for the next 6.5 hours. Frustrating to say the least but at least we got one. Fish was caught well within US waters. Ive had my fair share of skunk trips and tons of lost fish too. Below is how Ive been rigging my poppers with my heavy leaders.

Sharing another one of my easy recipes of seared bluefin tuna. All I used is just some steak seasoning laying around the house and seared it for 1 minute and 15 seconds on each side. Add a little bit of Unagi sauce (that sweet sauce on crunchy rolls) and youre done. give it a shot.

Have a great weekend!

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Remember Billy on your last post? I said you play second fiddle to none--and you did it again. Nice technique by the sharp looking young man--is that rod sticking into his leg, or is there a belt? Either way, he has a perfect angle--and again you proved what a quality spinning outfit can do. Great shots.
 
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Fishingguy

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WOW, Billy you are on FIRE!!!
You are the guy that knows how to do it!!!
Shows a lot of Experience & Knowledge to be so consistent.
Congrats for the Forth Time!!!
Remember Billy on your last post? I said you play second fiddle to none--and you did it again. Nice technique by the sharp looking young man--is that rod sticking into his leg, or is there a belt? Either way, he has a perfect angle--and again you proved what a quality spinning outfit can do. Great shots.

Again, thank you for the kind words….

The young man ???? you must be mistaken….Im almost at my mid thirties and thats me. lol.

I wasn't wearing a belt for this battle.

Always fun on the spinning gear!
 
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vincentek9

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wow you must be really really good at finding them, or really really really really lucky. i think its the first one because nobody can be lucky that many times.
 
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Headshot

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Bluefin magnent, wow!
Congrats on another beautiful fish, Cheers!
 
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MikeeDaGuy

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Very Nice Indeed. . . Congrats!!!
 
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Wetdline

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Mar 29, 2012
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Great job again Billy! Your reports are motivating and are getting me out in the water. Thanks.

Just curious, what crimping tool are you using on your mono?
 
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johndtuttle

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Thank for that Billy :).

I love crimps but you gotta do your homework on them to make sure you are using the right sleeve and right pressure.
 
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