Cow on 40lb (heartbreaker)

mkfriedrich

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Jun 26, 2013
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I didn’t realize the pickle I put us in until about 3 hours later. Had I known they were going to bite I would have fished 60lb. Super stoked to tag team that giant with you bud. Beast won this time around. We WILL have redemption.
 

mkfriedrich

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Nice buddy boating with you guys yesterday. I cried a little too when you made the call. I can verify the length of battle since we were on the horn when I heard Mike screaming in the background like a little girl lol. "Uh, we gotta go" *click*

You'll get a redemption shot soon, and you'll still have this story for the grandkids....
Haha good times bro.
 

mkfriedrich

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What a great adventure for you two. If I was hooked in to a monster Bluefin on forty pound you two would be the guy's I would trust. It's a great story of an epic battle we all want bad, now pull your chin's up and do it again.
Thanks Corey. Let’s do it all together someday.
 

gecsr1

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Jul 15, 2005
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with all these huge BF out there why even fish 40lb line.......like taking a knife to a gun fight...
but if you caught wow what a story that would have been LOL
 

C.H.U.D.

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Aug 8, 2014
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Catching yellows as your licking your wounds is better than a sharp stick in the eye!!!
 
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tunastryker25

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May 14, 2007
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i know exactly the feeling of sitting there in disbelief... been there twice. Just sitting there daze and confuse asking yourself how, why, where, what went wrong. Bft will do that to you.
 
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Hardcor

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I didn’t realize the pickle I put us in until about 3 hours later. Had I known they were going to bite I would have fished 60lb. Super stoked to tag team that giant with you bud. Beast won this time around. We WILL have redemption.
To me you did everything right. They are not biting the 60 and you both showed that 40 is do able if you have the talent. If she was to gaff that means she was to leader and you won. If you would have sunk the gaff perfectly it would have been the BD story of the year. To tag team a giant with a bud like Cody is a great story to me. It's going to be a rad season.
Thanks Corey. Let’s do it all together someday.
Yes, OK, I'm in !
 

Hardcor

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Yea Corey I've been searching for that bite on my skiff for some time now and wish it was on the right gear! Michael and i did everything we could but just wasn't meant to be yesterday. Gonna hit it again soon once this few days of weather passes.
Little boat giant tuna on light line is a sportsman dream.
It's a great story Cody, Thank you, Got my blood rushing.
 

gonzo25

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Nov 20, 2008
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Alright dude... way to go on the hookup, sorry it got away. I know how that feels, been in the same situation alone, had it gaffed good and couldn't get it in the boat. I put 100 lb bags of cement and color coat in the back of my 4x4 so I'm not exactly weak.
it cost me a jig, a gaff, and almost a rod.
You'll get another shot at it, you got to much Karma coming your way for it not to happen.
What model is your Garmin?
 

afraser

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Apr 20, 2008
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To me you did everything right. They are not biting the 60 and you both showed that 40 is do able if you have the talent. If she was to gaff that means she was to leader and you won. If you would have sunk the gaff perfectly it would have been the BD story of the year. To tag team a giant with a bud like Cody is a great story to me. It's going to be a rad season.

Yes, OK, I'm in !
40# blackwater is like 50# of most other lines, both in strength and thickness. Fish 50# fluoro at least. They will bite 60 premier, which is more like 50# of other fluoro. Still a great fight, sooooo close. I've been chasing one to make up for the 300# or so fish I lost at gaff 2 years ago. Had him circling on top for 5 minutes. I feel your pain. The 167# from last year helped a little :). Just get the next one and you'll be fine :).
 

gonzo25

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40# blackwater is like 50# of most other lines, both in strength and thickness. Fish 50# fluoro at least. They will bite 60 premier, which is more like 50# of other fluoro. Still a great fight, sooooo close. I've been chasing one to make up for the 300# or so fish I lost at gaff 2 years ago. Had him circling on top for 5 minutes. I feel your pain. The 167# from last year helped a little :). Just get the next one and you'll be fine :).
Nice thread Maybe I'll change my mind tomorrow, I have done that. That has got to be the most negative threads I've read pretending to be positive and supporting. maybe it's just me it's been a long day.
 

kevina

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Sep 10, 2006
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Sorry to hear the Heart Break, Next time, Don't bring a knife to a Gun Fight! Too many people make that Mistake, And end up with the similar results.
 
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Fishin_Freeman

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Jun 28, 2011
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Ben
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I know the feeling, we lost a beast last week on a dead flyer at color out by the 230. After about and hour and 45 minutes we were in a stalemate with him 150 ft straight down, in which we put the drag at sunset (40 lbs) and both began to pull on the rod. Got him to color after 30 minutes of that and the rod busted in half.

So now after $1000 on a new setup I’ll be back out there Thursday. $1000 not to feel that way again.

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waldocod

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Mar 27, 2007
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Great story! I feel for you. I have a very similar story fighting an estimated 200-250 lb bigeye on a stock Penn 113HLW with straight 50 lb mono for 4.5 hours, only to lose it at gaff when the leader touched the swim step. It sucks now, but those are the experiences that keep you going back out. You never know what you may encounter.
I made the mistake of throwing the iron on 40 lb and hooked a Bigeye during an Albacore bite that worked me over for 3 hours. Hook pulled. I feel your pain

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