Handlining a yellowfin

Evoony

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Sep 14, 2019
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Evan
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Sail em
Wide open November bite on our private boat. Jump to 3:40 where the action begins. I get tangled up with my friend who’s on also. I have 20lb test and he has 30. I saw him off and look what my other friend does. Grabs the line and pulls it by hand. Insane action. Check it out.

 

Corndog

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Jason Jones ( Lone Shark)
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That's funny. On my recent PAC Voyager trip I was fighting a yellowfin on the bow that was acting strange. We gaffed it and then I realized there was another line on mine. I handlined that other line in and there was a bonus second Yellowfin on a ton of free line later to be determined a lost fish from a cluster in the stern.

Bonus fish :D

I gave it back to the angler who hooked it but it was pretty comedic
 

MDC

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Mark
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That's funny. On my recent PAC Voyager trip I was fighting a yellowfin on the bow that was acting strange. We gaffed it and then I realized there was another line on mine. I handlined that other line in and there was a bonus second Yellowfin on a ton of free line later to be determined a lost fish from a cluster in the stern.

Bonus fish :D

I gave it back to the angler who hooked it but it was pretty comedic
That happened to me too on the O95. But these were bluefin at about 45lbs and 65lbs. The 65lber got tail wrapped around my spectra while I was fighting my 45lber. I had no idea what had happened when my rod tip started vibrating erratically and line started peeling off the reel. Took me 45 minutes to get the fish to the boat. The 2nd skipper thought I had a “follower” when he looked over the rail! Deckhand knew better and gaffes one then another deckhand gaffes the other. Had my limit in one cast.


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la vida

Now I love our Prezzz!!!
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Frank F
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That was a fucking embarrassment to all fishermen.
Someone trying to be a charter boat?
FAIL.
 

Tunahead

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Ron
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Big deal small fish
As one who started tuna fishing age 13 in 1960 , some of you
guys forget in fishing, and life...IT"S NOT about the biggest, the
most, or how many...it's the people you meet and the fun you
had trying. Your comment is both stupid and hilarious. LOL

**"Some people fish their whole lives...not knowing it's not
the fish they are after"........Henry David Thoreau
 
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