Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by LongVo, Jul 8, 2017.
I spent time going through this thread to see the above quoted pussy and found NOTHING.
Not cool to lead people on like that.
Holy smokes, now that's funny!!! . . . yet true
Nice long fish Long..and a great read!!!
I'm an APEX PREDATOR and will kill and EAT what ever I want. Lol. Chill we all friends
time to start a separate thread with pics...=)
Unbelievable catch. Good job.
"Thats so Hillary"....My new favorite saying!
Your buddy needs to buy you a Marlin flag so the next time you get one you have to fly it. Great job
Great catch, nice work and cool story. Enjoy that meat. As long as you don't waste it you're good in my book.
And this one time, in merlin camp, the counselors gathered us all around and proclaimed, "You fuckers gotta respect the merlin! You'll release 'em if'n you know what's good fer you 'n' all! There's only so many merlin in one's life, so keep a mind to the important things!" The counselors went on, but I quit listening, so I don't know what else they said.
Then another time, I was on a long range boat, the merlin went WFO, and I actually caught a merlin, on a flylined mackerel on straight 60 pound, and it didn't jump at all or anything, and I had basically a rockcod rod, and it kicked my ass, and I think stomped on me somewhere during the fight. I stopped fishing afterward and almost threw up from the experience. I drank a beer in nothing flat too, so it would have been super foamy if I had blown chips. When we got back I had it smoked by whomever the premier fish processor was at the time and it turned out delicious. As one person I shared it with said, "This shit's better than salmon!"
By the way, guy, excellent local catch!
This thread needed some help......
We got this blue today and he died during the fight despite doing everything right and using the 80s. It happens. There are plenty that die so just eat those!
There are "plenty of them that die" in the fight? Doesn't that sort of defeat all the arguments of the catch and release only marlin elite types?
I'm not judging either way, only getting educated. So be kind.
Its a trait of the blue marlin to fight to the death. Skilled helmsman and angler are more likely to capture and release in short order, thus facilitating life. But sometimes doing everything right just wont save them no matter what.
How's your shoulder
Can one of the guys equating releasing billfish to being a pussy or a woman or whatever else draw a connection between the two? Doesn't make you sound particularly smart or insightful. But I don't know.
And the legal argument.... Do you really want more government oversight? Once a species is in serious jeopardy that's what will happen. Why not stay ahead of it within the community? Police ourselves kind of situation?
In before some stupid clown calls me gay or Hilary Clinton
First posts can be sooooo Hillary!
Coming along fine, I'd say about 85% now, seeing surgeon Wednesday
for a fishing green light maybe! Not missing much for now looks like?
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