Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by LongVo, Jul 8, 2017.
Kept my first too!
Yawn.... It's a legal catch...... Congratulation on your catch and like others have said, smoked marlin is awesome and so is marlin jerky.
If you're wanting to bitch about a legal catch, why not complain about all the boats that keep the firecracker Yellowtail tuna?
This deserves to be repeated.
Nice catch, I can only imagine the stoke!
way to go nice enjoy
Santiago went 84 days with out catching a fish, Just like me.
Congrats on a great catch, and excellent post. Appreciate the time you took to write it up and share with us. Wish more would do the same. Most just want to judge and tell others how they should act, or what they should do with their catch. Is gets old as shit.
Local Marlin is on my bucket list. Seen many, caught zero.
You are correct, but why do people always feel they need to be heard. Sometimes there is no point, other than to hear yourself preach.
This a place to post about your catches, and experiences on the water....Most often than not, some of the comments like those posted in this thread only keep people from posting their story.
I notice many of those who chimed in expressing their opinion about catch and release rarely ever post a fishing report, but they sure like to tell other how to do it.
Nice work and congrats. Smoked marlin is awesome. Also, try it sashimi, amazeballs.
This crowd will salute you if you kill 10 cow bluefin in a day and freak out because you kill one striper. Silly. There is no shortage of marlin and the same can't be said for bluefin.
Enjoy your harvest. Let the haters hate from their couches.
heres an idea catch your own, release it, then pat yourself on the back
Congrats! Your boat is larger than you think..
Haha that video was awesome!
It's an opah!
PS: I've earned the right to be an asshole.....no entitlement here.
congrats on the catch guys! ...and I thought bd got worked up about threshers, this is a whole new level. I kept my first marlin too, and my second!
I won't defend long liners, but I won't defend some dick that kills a Billfish because "they taste good smoked" either
you be cracking me up!!!
What is it about a marlin to you that gives it some kind of special hall pass for release...... I really need to hear this lol
I completely respect Slater and all the others who share his view and can state it respectfully. I'm actually stoked to see that there are guys who care about the resources to practice C&R and even voice about it in cool way. But when you get guys calling others names like some little grade school kid just because he doesn't share the same view....... that just dont cut it.
Slater was cool in the way he gave his opinion...... shouldn't be no big deal.
So let's here it...... what is the ultra special reason for this Billfish release fetish....... what makes them so special??
I've caught a shitload of local striped marlin over the years and have kept many and released many....... and my next one will be kept almost for sure and purely enjoyed
The unknown fisherman
I stated mine. If you don't like it tough shit. Problem is for most of the posers here a Marlin is a lifetime catch for them. So I'm not too worried about them over fishing them
Pretty much what I thought.
A response of "Tough Shit if ya don't like it" and no good reason given.
For a guy saying he's not too worried about them being over fished, he sure seems awfully worried.
Just some food for thought. Marlin is probably one of the most released saltwater sportfish out there. There are very few taken each year in contrast to how many travel our local waters in a given season.
The unknown fisherman
Marlin are the apex predator. Respect - It's more a religious thing than a science thing.
And anything that needs smoke to be edible isn't worth killing, processing, bagging, brining, smoking, etc. Life's too short.
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