Fish 3 times the line test

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by freegaff2, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. freegaff2

    freegaff2 Well-Known "Member"

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    no tuna, but I have 2 wahoo. 76# on 25# Big Game and an 83# on 27# wire...both of them pure luck, with a great corner of the mouth hook set...and long ago, and far away...mid '80's. But I'm betting with the recent good years of YFT at the 'lupe, and the good BFT...some of you have some really good tales of tuna...
     
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  2. 2Rotten

    2Rotten Newbie

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    500# white sturgeon on 80# braid in the Columbia River -> 6x the line test. Not off-shore though, so it doesn't count.
     
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  3. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Twenty years ago 73 lb Bigeye on 30 lb mono. So 2.5?
     
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  4. ZZZZZ

    ZZZZZ natural born jig slingers

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    20lb + lmb on 4# ultra light trout gear

    Private gated community lake taken on a multiple big live bait offering package. Fish was not available to the general public. Still rad

    Giant huge eyeballs with one of those giant gut bellys you see mounted or in photos. Cradle only so the fishes weight did not break itself
     
  5. duckbutter6a

    duckbutter6a Florida man living in SoCal

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    38 pound blue fin on 15 pound leader. Not 3 times but I was concerned lol.
     
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  6. Jaysons999

    Jaysons999 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    90 lb bluefin sxj g2 25lb top shot
     
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  7. the_tunaman

    the_tunaman Well-Known "Member"

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    90# bluefin on 30# Big Game, 23 years ago on my first 6 day on the Red Rooster III.
     
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  8. stank

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    79# BFT on straight 30# pink Ande on a Penn 501 Jigmaster with a plastic spool....
     
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  9. Jaysons999

    Jaysons999 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That’s how a man does it right there!
     
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  10. stank

    stank Well-Known "Member"

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    Wouldn't want to do it again.

    As were stopping the skipper says: Okay guys, these are bluefin, go with the lighter gear...

    I pin one on and throw out and wham, I'm the first guy hooked-up.

    As soon as I'm on, skip comes back on with: Hey, these are bigger models, go with the heavy string..

    An hour and a half later...

    My buddy got five 40-60# while I got my one.

    It is amazing how hard and long you can pull on 30#
     
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  11. DC61

    DC61 Well-Known "Member"

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    150# striped marlin on 12#. Also caught one on a fly rod. That was super cool.
    75# white sea bass on 30# while fishing from the beach in Baja.
     
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  12. alex88

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  13. offshore6

    offshore6 Where's the tuna?

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    Tough bite on Yellowfin at Jaime Bank on the Excel in January. Dropped down to 80# to try to get bit. Two hours later, had a 277 on the deck.
     
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  14. Normslanding

    Normslanding I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    70lb Albacore on 20#, and 513lb Black Marlin on 50#.
    Any fish 3.5x line weight is a life time fish.
     
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  15. Normslanding

    Normslanding I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Think about it, 12lb Large Mouth Bass on 4#.
     
  16. Brad I

    Brad I Common Sense Isn't Common Enough

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    Almost 4x--59# white sea bass on 15# mono flylining a sardine in the kelp at Naples Reels north of Santa Barbara in July 1997 on the old Seahawk LXV. I was fishing for calicos on my second overnight trip. Talk about beginner's luck.
     
  17. tuner

    tuner pysgotwyr

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    100lb opah on 30lb Seaguar Premier leader. Uni-Uni to 50lb PP.
     
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  18. SCHeadhunter

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    127 lb BFT on 30# mono (Pline) / TLD 15 / Calstar 970. Offshore.
    110 lb yft on 30# mono (Izorline) / Trinidad 20 / Calstar 670. Lupe.
    Definitely my 2 best 30 lb line class tunas
     
  19. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    My first bluefin went 87# and was caught on 20# mono

    My avatar fish went 360 and was caught on 100# premiere.
     
  20. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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    I caught a 100# plus at Clarion on 30#. The small Gamakasu hook cut a line from the corner jaw to the eye socket. The hard part was the whippy rod I was using. When I worked the boats in a wide open albacore, the skipper went on the P.A. and said we had to leave in 5 minutes to make it back to the fuel docks. A guy was running down from the bow and tripped. He handed me the rod and i asked what pound test he had, he said 30#. I banged the heck out of it and it ran down and tangled with another fish. After unwrapping the fish I noticed the slow tail beat. I gave it hell and the fish took off to the bow on the other side. Another deckhand was at the bow with a gaff in hand with another fish circling. He hit the 78# bigeye and pulled it over. As we were walking down the rail I had the tail and the other deckhand had the head, the guy that hooked the fish met us back in the stern. He asked what happened to my fish. I said that is your fish.
     
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