Man sure messed up this time!

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patfishhi

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Sep 20, 2007
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Pat
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32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
Phlynn and crew,
That looked like a very nice sized scissor lipped bastard, bummer. Cool video, after having missed plenty in the past, I found smaller hooked gaffs to be much more efficient on those long skinny critters.

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Pat
 
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Slow Poke

SeaKhunt
Jun 6, 2010
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Jeff
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21' Kencraft
Wish i could say that has never happened to us. These days i act a whole lot faster than that when an Ono hits a lure with mono. Gaff that thing as soon as it gets to the boat with mono...And hold on to the gaff! Great video though!
 
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Nov 11, 2010
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Phlynn P
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Force 21 Loretta B.
Phlynn and crew,
That looked like a very nice sized scissor lipped bastard, bummer. Cool video, after having missed plenty in the past, I found smaller hooked gaffs to be much more efficient on those long skinny critters.

Cheers
Pat


Hey Pat, That sure was a nice one! lol one of the bigger ones this year for us. When it comes to Ono's this year we just haven't been getting very lucky. Thanks for the tip! I will have to invest on a smaller hooked gaff especially cause my dad was pissed i lost his favorite gaff!! haha

Cheers!! :cheers:
 
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Mo Betta

Offshore Prop Changer
Feb 6, 2003
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Frank
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25' Wellcraft sportsman "Mo Betta", 14' Livingston"Caballito"
Great video! Eh we all had days like that, next time.
 
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Nov 11, 2010
87
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Phlynn P
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Force 21 Loretta B.
Wish i could say that has never happened to us. These days i act a whole lot faster than that when an Ono hits a lure with mono. Gaff that thing as soon as it gets to the boat with mono...And hold on to the gaff! Great video though!


Hey Jeff, Yeah i definitely underestimated this fish. We got him up to the boat really quick and he was still very green. I gaffed him right in his head/mouth area tried to pin him next to the boat but he gave me one good solid head shake and slipped the gaff out of my hands! After that he sped up and started to beat the boat shortly after the line had cut due to his razor sharp teeth... This really taught me a lesson gotta be on my toes at all times and always have that G.I. Joe Kung Fu grip when ever i gaff a fish no matter what size the fish is lol . But thanks for watching! Hope to get some more fishing action in the future.
 
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chuck merkel

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Jun 18, 2007
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Chuck Merkel
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21 foot Force Marine, Joslyn M
Get in touch with Glenn - Force 21 on this forum. He can hook you up with any size gaff you need. PM me if you want his phone number.
 
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finishright

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May 17, 2008
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Mike Morris
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prowler kayak
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AKEMI TOO

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Nov 20, 2010
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Steven
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21 Seaswirl Stripper W/A
Real exciting video, too bad about the ending. Well at least you got a strike. I went and got a small gaff just for those times. I always tell my crew, we're out for fun but that fish is fighting for his life, gotta give it respect.
 
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