donkey? is it the right term

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sitonmyface

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Kristyn got the age of the yellowtail back from the NOAA biologist a couple weeks ago. 18 years old.............was reading 5-6 years old is average and maximum life expectancy is 12 years. So it was a super old donkey yellowtail. Mount should be done in Sept in time for our first anniversary. Will post pics when its done.
 
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freegaff2

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Brandon, Kristyn needs a wahoo for an anniversary present :D I know of a bargain priced 8 day in mid Sept ;)...
 
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Tom Honaker

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For the record I've always told Kristyn that if I caught a 50 pound yellow it was going on the wall. My biggest is 44. She beat me to it. Made a call this morning. Will be a nice wedding gift to ourselves
She just raised the bar in you're household, nothing but 80 pound plus yellowtail going on the wall!
 
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sitonmyface

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Was definitely an amazing fish Brandon! Hope you 2 are doing well.
Hope to get back on the boat again next year.
Thanks Rex.....doing well. Hope you are also. Had a great duck season and turkey season. Have a few short trips planned this summer but no long range unfortunately
 
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sitonmyface

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Picked up kristyns anniversary present on Saturday from Lyons and O’haver. She seems happy
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Congratulation to Kristyn. I'm totally jealous. It'd be worth the trip to see that fish. The mount is beautiful.
 
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Guideoutpost

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I found some old pictures of an epic yellowtail trip on the Excel. Three awsome Yellowtail in one trip. The biggest is 71.5 lb and the others were almost 60 lb.
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That's Bill Pool standing next to me


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I missed the line class record by 7 ounces.
Back in 1991 if I remember right.
These were caught on a 4/0 Penn with 60 mono. Each one almost spooled me.
 
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sitonmyface

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I found some old pictures of an epic yellowtail trip on the Excel. Three awsome Yellowtail in one trip. The biggest is 71.5 lb and the others were almost 60 lb.View attachment 963562
That's Bill Pool standing next to me


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I missed the line class record by 7 ounces.
Back in 1991 if I remember right.
These were caught on a 4/0 Penn with 60 mono. Each one almost spooled me.
Three yellowtail that class on one trip? Amazing
 
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That was my first 7 day trip to the "Rocks". Before that I fished trips 3 day or less. I caught them on huge mackerel flatlined way back in the chum line under the birds

Everyone thought I was nuts fishing such a big SCAD.

But it was the only way to get past the school size tuna

That trip really set the bar very high. 15 day is the longest trip I have been on so far.

I had mine mounted by Lyons & O'haver too.

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