Is that a Mustad Demon?Definitely an unlucky fish x 2.
First SNAFU was when I had the fish at color the first time and he was tail wrapped. It started thrashing around and righted itself - I can't tell you how many fish I've lost when that's happened.
Second SNAFU, after I finally got the fish into the boat, the hook literally fell out of it's mouth. One more run and that fish would have been swimming with his buddies this morning with a great story to tell.
Moral to the story, sometimes it's better to be lucky than good...
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Yes. The hooks are cool because they are pretty light and have an open throat. The downside is they are kind of weak. Last summer on my buddy's Robert's boat, I hooked a BFT that was about the same size as the one yesterday - on the same exact rod/setup, and finally after about an hour got the fish up under the boat and bamm, he's off. I figured I pulled the hook, but the tip of the hook actually broke off and sayonara...Is that a Mustad Demon?
Calstar GFDH-800-M and Avet MXL 6/4. NSS12 Evo3.Can you tell us what reel and rod you were using? love your Simrad what model is that.
Lots of big tuna blowing up this morning at greylight. They were up top putting on a pretty good display when I slid into one at 22 over 48.
The fishfinder lit up. Not paying attention, I grabbed a 30# stick and flylined a bait and stuck the rod in the rod holder. I pinned a dean on my 60# sinker rig and was dropping it down into the zone when the rod went off in the rod holder.
By the time I got the 60# back in the boat, there was less than 100 yards of Spectra left on the reel with the fish on it.
I grabbed the rod and put the boat in gear and followed the fish. A little over an hour later I stuck two gaffs into the butterball and pulled it into the boat (not an easy thing to do solo).
The fish ended up weighing 123# at the Marlin Club's scale.
Also picked up a set of yellowtail off a kelp (thanks for the call in Cody) to round out the morning.
Great weather and flat seas today. Go get 'em boys!
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