Blackfish you're doing a great job. You've got the levelest head on bd but this whole post is obvious trolling. People are going to have some fun with it before it gets locked.unsportsman, unsporting, and stupid, but this is no different then that Blue Marlin being gaffed last season, which was deemed as a Legal act by a DFW officer.
Your the GLaunched out of Dana Point at 9am. Headed straight to the barber poles and loaded the tank with macks.
Plan was to head to the 267 and start chumming. Found a nice temp/color break about 7 miles off the point .
Water temp - 65.5 - 66 and clean blue.
Chummed for about an hour until the first Mako charged the boat. She circled the boat a few times and bit the chum bucket aggressively. I tried pitching a bait to her but she would'nt take it. Even tried snagging her with a surface iron but no luck.
So after playing with her for twenty minutes or so, I decided eff it, i'm just gonna free gaff this dork. She made a quick turn right towards boat, I grabbed the gaff, and sunk it right into her gills.
She went ballistic!! Splashing and thrashing like you wouldn't believe. I didn't realize the true size and power of this fish until i was hanging on for my life with the gaff jammed in its gill.
After about a ten seconds into the fight she finally got the best of me and snapped the gaff in two. If I could have held on for 5 more seconds, we could tail wrapped that sucker and dragged her behind the boat.
Bummer. next time ill bring the harpoon