Biggest Dorado I have ever seen

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  1. bassjedi

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    1439825_2a7eeefd8d9779dbd6bd5a590de27be7.jpg I was fishing for bait this morning with a little metal jig and unexpectedly hooked and surprisingly landed this enormous Dorado after an epic fight on my medium spinning gear. By far the biggest Dorado I have seen in person. Didn't weigh it but the captain estimated it in the 80s. We also got three fish in the mid-40s, also on medium spinning gear, on live goggle eyes cast to a log. These fish are super fun when you don't hook them on giant marlin trolling gear. Epic day fishing out of Las Islas Lodge with Captain Oscar in Puerto Jimenez.

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    Nice dodo!!
     
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    Beast!!
     
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    863A1EBF-E32E-4026-9D63-DF8FC529163D.jpeg My son sent me this just yesterday,
    I think it’s a hoax
    I believe these bad boys don’t top 6’ & die young but I’m sure there’s somebody out there that knows more than me....... well a couple more
     
  5. fly liner

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    Amazing fish on smaller gear
     
  6. gettingbentwithbo

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    Looks like it was a fake. I was hoping it was real myself! Hahaha

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    Dang, that thing's a toad.
     
  8. bassjedi

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    Another angle

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  9. Yella1

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    Fish of a lifetime, my friend. Looks delicious!
     
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    I flyline Dorado that size, to catch big Dorado!
     
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    BAIT, lived in Panama for 6 years there out there you just have to find them.
     
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    The shadows don't look aligned. Photoshop hoax. Or those guys are midgets.
     
  13. BiggestT

    BiggestT I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    IGFA all tackle record is 87 lbs and had a fork length of 69.5”. Dorado in my avatar had a fork length of 69”.
     
  14. bassjedi

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    I think you mean total length of 69” rather than fork length. My fish had a fork length of 58” and a total length of around 69-70” (didn’t measure total length).
     
  15. BiggestT

    BiggestT I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nope, Fork Length. IGFA uses Fork Length and girth at widest point in their record applications.
     
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    If the fish in your avatar has a fork length of 69", that means it has a total length of around 7'. In the photo in your avatar the fish is clearly a few inches shorter than you, which would make you around 7'3" or so. Either you are well over 7 feet tall or I'm missing something here.
     
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    Ya'all making my avatar look insignificant. Congratulations on landing the big bull on lighter gear which must have been interesting. The Mahi Mahi fight is fun and I hope he dance for you.
     
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    BiggestT I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    69" = 5' 9". I am 6' 0" or 72" tall. Yes the fish is a couple inches shorter than me.

    7' 3" = 87" I wish that I were that tall. I'd be a retired NBA center.

    It's still a very nice dorado and yes Panama kicks out some of the bigger ones on a regular basis.
     
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    The angle of the shadow of the dorado is all wrong. If it walks like a duck.....
     
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    It's a huge fish; I was just saying it doesn't have a fork length of 69". Total length of 69" is very believable.
     

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