Offshore I got taxed hard today!

c-goat

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May 4, 2004
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I fought this beast for 3 hours on 30lb p-line xx. until it finally lost its spirit and had succumb to the man.
15 feet away on the surface from 2 gaffs and BOOM!.
The largest mako I have ever seen in my life took one bite.One mouthfull and half my easily 150 lb class tuna was gone.
There was another second smaller 300 to 400 lb class mako that was 8-10 foot long that came in immediatly after we dragged the convulsing carcass over the rail and went straight for my outboard like it was a chew toy or something.

The bigger one kept going back and forth under my boat.Huuuge mako!Scary huge,4 feet longer than the beam of my boat.
We put it in gear and relocated to about a mile away to recollect our thoughts on what had just occured.

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yessokk

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Walt
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If I had my choice between a whole tuna and a hum drum off shore report or a great war story that will live thorough the ages. A story that one day with your grand child on your knee you can bedazzle them with the tale of Jaws Junior a monster blood thirsty shark that ate half your trophy BF and chewed on your outboard propeller like it was a pretzel stick, I think I would opt for the exciting tale of the deep blue sea.
Congrats on an epic adventure.
Walt
 
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c-goat

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Yesterday?

Slinging the iron too!!

Still pretty cool none the less!

But 30# bro! WTF were you thinking Bill LOL

The unknown fisherman:p:
Beleive it or not mike I wasnt lol.
All you need is a peice of iron to win a war.
 
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fullclip

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    Better than the guy that fought the fish for 20 hours only to have the hook pull.


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    c-goat

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    BTW lots of foamers in the afternoon just 6 miles west of south nine.
     
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    Paddyman1

    I feel your pain! Same thing happened to me on the big YFT tuna bite last April. Hammer head took the fish I estimated at 60# after 60 minutes of wonderful agony!
     
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    Rimack

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    WORKING ON IT.
    Sumofabich mako
     
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    Mo Betta

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    You still have both the prime shoulder fillets and the belly. Even better story with pics, I'd say that was a WIN!!!!

    Ok so who wants to jump in the water now?
     
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    cbadcrew

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    I still think you brought dental floss to lasso a cow!
    What's the IFGA line record for a blue slug like that I wonder?
    Thanks for the jolt!
    Bcuz of the bacteria in the shark mouth, we'd cut that piece back a bit from the bite
     
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    Jaggy

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    Walt is wright, you have one the best fish stories their is. I have a similar story involving a 7 foot mako and a 30 yellowtail at the rock pile. But my buddy rich cut a chunk out of the yellowtail put it on a shark leader and proceeded to catch and fight that mako for about 45 minutes. It was a blast! You still have 40 lbs of killer bluefin there.
     
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