How big is this fish

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by vincentek9, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Capt Devo

    Capt Devo Fish Hard

    Location:
    San Clemente
    Name:
    Devo
    Boat:
    Trophy
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    Did you release it?
     
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  2. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Doug
    Boat:
    25ft Skipjack fly
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    OH SHIT!
    Congratulations!
     
  3. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Diamond Bar, Ca 91765
    Name:
    Cory Visser
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    N/A
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    A beast for sure!
     
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  4. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    California
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    Joe
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    Yeah, need to balance the weight on a small boat. Maybe have two guys drag the rope from the bow, while one guy in the back tries to get it over. Most boats can handle the weight but not all in the same location, and one of the easiest ways to flip a boat is from a back corner.
     
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  5. invictus

    invictus AVD

    Location:
    Orange County
    Name:
    Jason
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    Tiara 2000 Cuddy
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    BIG
     
  6. mongoose969

    mongoose969 Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Al
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    GB
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    Nice fish congratulations
     
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  7. marvinca

    marvinca Newbie

    Location:
    Prunedale
    Name:
    Marvin
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    Wow 26 minutes to boat side. Impressive for sure. Congrats on the fish.
     
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  8. oniedab

    oniedab Fishing is there anything else?

    Location:
    visalia/ca/Tulare
    Name:
    mike hagans
    Boat:
    28ft Grady White Sailfish
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    What a problem to have? How do we get it this toad into our boat without tipping it over! Whish I had such a problem!!!! Nice fish.
     
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  9. finsane

    finsane I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    California
    Name:
    Dennis
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    about tree fiddy
     
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  10. Lake

    Lake I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Visalia, CA
    Name:
    Blaine Lake
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    I have a PHD 760 2XH which I love, but 35# of drag? Wow!
     
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  11. bajabills

    bajabills Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Ca
    Name:
    Mike
    Boat:
    blackman fishmachine
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    Pics tell the story . It's a fatty.
     
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  12. Goleta_Slim

    Goleta_Slim Newbie

    Location:
    Goleta
    Name:
    Jason
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    A plastic one and a wood one
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    Awesome catch and thanks for the intel!

    Of course BD members have to criticize hand gestures and sharing rail time on a fish of a lifetime.
     
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  13. 998R

    998R Well-Known "Member"

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    san diego
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    M
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    Outrage
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    Especially from guys that have no big fish pictures of themselves to rave about, haters.

    Back to op, Great job guys! Over 300lbs!
     
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  14. Pgnracr

    Pgnracr Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Jeff
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    Line up
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    My guess on the wt!!! Same as 60 of the tiny 5# yft they are catching down south!! But a super cow for sure!! Most fish a lifetime to yet a tuna over 200 let alone 300. It’s the epic best fishing of my 40+ years fishing. Congrats excellent fish!! But it’s scary all the pressure on those poor things.
     
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  15. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

    Location:
    In a Pineapple, under the sea.
    Name:
    Rotus
    Boat:
    50' Hatteras and 24' cuddy
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    Congrats on a great fish!

    This pic has been floating around for a few years. never got the back story. East Coast BF





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  16. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

    Location:
    In a Pineapple, under the sea.
    Name:
    Rotus
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    50' Hatteras and 24' cuddy
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    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Shimano Penn

    Shimano Penn Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Chula Vista
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    David
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    Fond Memory
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    That's some scary chit right there :eek:
    I hope the photo came from another boat and not a drone;)
     
  18. vincentek9

    vincentek9 halibut suck

    Location:
    anaheim, CA
    Name:
    Vince
    Boat:
    AVparker
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    Thanks for all of the compliments guys. I just wanted to share my story and hope my report could help people out there. I rather try to help someone than post a gloating picture with no details.

    That is some super sketch picture trying to boat that big BF right there. Hope nothing bad happened to them.

    sorry I cant give you more details than what I have on the report. didn't really record gps numbers but we were basically surrounded by sporties and private boaters the entire time. the key for me was to do a full free-spool fall (no thumbing) and I only dropped when we marked fish. didn't want my arm to fall off dropping the flatfall a million times.

    fish was extremely cooperative. main hook was in the inside lower jaw (hook shank was outside of the mouth so no biting through the line). 2nd assist hook stung the outside of lower jaw and looked like it just went there during the fight instead of the bite. 2-3 runs with the longest being a 300yd run (checked the line distance after I caught the bft). no major head shakes. and did not thumb the spool at any point.
     
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  19. Bmoore1975

    Bmoore1975 Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Brad
    Boat:
    Parker 2320
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    Absolutely incredible. We were right there all day flying the balloon-kite-flyer. Started dropping FF's @ dark on top of the mother load of marks. I honestly thought we'd never get bit on the FF and called it a day @ 8:30. I think seeing this has made me a believer. Stoked for you guys !!! Absolutely epic. I won't be so quick to give up on the FF next time, but man....it was a long day so we bailed. My wife called the coast guard worried. They hailed me an channel 16 on the way home !!
     
  20. Vermonster

    Vermonster Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Escondido
    Name:
    Sean
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    I'm a Ho'.....
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    Damn, that's a biggie! COngrats!
     

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