Offshore Jumbo 7/1

Andrew Cho

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Jun 22, 2017
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Andrew
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Andrew
Left the point at 7 am with 3 scoops of bait, 15 flyers, and on a mission to put some meat on the boat as our season has started off slow with 4 heartbreak trips in a row. Worked our way to the corner in grease like conditions, saw a couple of puddlers that sunk out after a panga nearly ran them over. Pushed further west dragging a yummy seeing very little signal of fish. Looked as all the other boats and sporty’s in the area were doing the same, only saw one bent rod all day on the Oside95. 10 minutes after we had decided to point it back home just south east of the 43 we spotted a couple of jumpers, deployed the flyer upwind of them and brailed a ton of bait. Watched a fish work through our chum that led straight to our flyer. One blow up and it stuck, 30 minute fight on my talica 50 and seeker 2x4 combo and she had two gaffs in her. Our only bite of the day and it was our personal best bluefin! Taped at 70” long and 52” around. Had the boys from fast and easy fish pickup waiting for us back at the slip at kona kai, five star had the fish waiting for us the following morning. The stars aligned for us and definitely got the morale booster we needed.

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Capt Devo
Capt Devo
Dogging... Sports Boats must of been trilled to have you so following along so close that you could smell the grilled onions.
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Kingfisher

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Oct 11, 2004
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scott
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Pursuit 3800
Beautiful fish. I’m at Kona Kai too, Fast and Easy will pick up at the dock? Love that, please share their contact info.

scott
 
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Reel hip

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  • Feb 19, 2008
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    Doug
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    Aww.... Big fish. Once you pull on 1 you never want to pull on another big one . ... NOT!!

    Nice fish!!!
    Big fish addiction was scratched. Go get another. Eventually we all will be talking about the good ole days were in now.
     
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    Andrew Cho

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    Jun 22, 2017
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    Andrew
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    Andrew
    Curious minds want to know. My guess is 190 - 220, hard to tell based on the angle in the picture. A great catch regardless. Congrats on a VERY nice fish.
    they estimated a tad over 200 pre gill and gut, our tape weight says more but I will take the more conservative weight right around 200. hard to tell but the fish has a bend in it in the photos and we are both 6'2". Thanks!
     
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    DOGHOUSE26

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    Feb 22, 2004
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    jeff meeker
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    26 Blackman Billfisher
    Looks like you had the right gear too Congratulations on a Fine Catch! Good to know on the pickup as I fish a boat @ Kona Kai often I'll have to tell the others as an option. Thanks for the Report.
     
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    Rubberhook2

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    Jan 19, 2007
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    Tim
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    Nice fish and excellent execution. Seen those things bite full speed at night on the jigs and have 6 to 8 going and big fish all over the deck. I used to have to go to the Hurricane Bank to see shit like that...
     
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