BFT on the Lexa 400 and Phenix ultra swimbait classic throwing poppers

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  1. JonT baja22

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    Left sat night on a overnight trip on the Producer and I was geared for the big boys . Woke up Sun morning and started trolling for about 5 min and it was on . Big meter marks the chum went over the rail . Boilers all around the boat I started throwing my Yozuri sashimi bull nothing for about an hour then my first 40lb YF crushes it on the surface . Epic day with the popper ended the trip with 3 YF and 1 BFT that weighed in at 120lbs ..

    My first BF on the popper

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  2. mkikkawa

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    Awesome! How long it take you to land the bluefin? Got my popping set up ready to go.
     
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    DAMN SON!! #120 on a lexa 400? Nice work man
     
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    About 40 minutes . It almost had me spooled 2 times had 2 button down drag . 50lb super slick with 2' of 50lb fluoro
     
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    Wow!! Bad ass!!
     
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    Awesome ,awesome catch!!
     
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    Awesome catch! Throwing a bait different than everyone else paid off. That 1 hour must have seemed like a long wait before getting bit.
     
  8. JonT baja22

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    I always stay consistent with throwing the poppers when others just give up and grab a bait rod .i also had 2 YF that were bigger than the rest
     
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    Wow!! Just wow!! Very well done. Still trying to catch my first bluefin on a popper and you just proved to me it can be done. Big model bluefin on a Lexa 400?!! Unfrigganbelievable!!
     
  10. errock_22

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    Son of a.....and I just bought a TAC 25 for those big ones. Guess I just blew a bunch of $$ since I have a Curado. LOL
    I bet that spectra is on there REAL tight now.


    Nice work!
    :worship:
     
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    Thats insane. congrats
     
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    SWEEEEEET!. I have the Lexa 400 and was wondering what it could handle. Tons of skill there to land that fish
     
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    A little footage
     
  14. mberggre

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    I guess that I'll have to stop hating on the lexa. I'm impressed that you got him with the stock handle.

    PS: You're the first person I know that got a BFT out here on a popper! A bunch of guys (myself included) kept trying last year and no one succeeded.
     
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    I'm also one that has tried the popper for BF with no success ..
     
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    Dang! Well done! The pic with the cig hangin out of your mouth is a framer! Congrats.
     
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    You are my hero! Seriously way to stick with it and handling business. That is a real accomplishment.
     
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    absolutely fn amazing!! Way to go man! congrats on that pig especially on that setup, that requires some serious skill!
     
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    Mad Skills!
     
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    Sick!!
     
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