1. karlk1125

    karlk1125 Well-Known "Member"

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    Bodega Bay
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    Karl Kobler
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    World Cat 270sc
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    Ouuuuuch!!!! LOL
     
  2. stanky1

    stanky1 Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
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    Squid Mark
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    Scout 175 Sportfish
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    I spent time going through this thread to see the above quoted pussy and found NOTHING.

    Not cool to lead people on like that.
     
  3. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    L J
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    arima - the SLIDER
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    Holy smokes, now that's funny!!! . . . yet true
     
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  4. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Ron
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    Nice long fish Long..and a great read!!! LOL
     
  5. mandoman68

    mandoman68 Big Loco

    Location:
    Aztlan
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    Mandoman
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    Kathleen
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    I'm an APEX PREDATOR and will kill and EAT what ever I want. Lol. Chill we all friends
     
  6. bloodfart

    bloodfart gentleman asshole

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    san di egg oh (translation: a whale's vagina)
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    BF
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    yours
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    time to start a separate thread with pics...=)
     
  7. fattytuna

    fattytuna Newbie

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    Ed
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    Unbelievable catch. Good job.
     
  8. bricktop27

    bricktop27 Member

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    Mike
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    "Thats so Hillary"....My new favorite saying!
     
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  9. gary graham

    gary graham Gary Graham

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    clovis ca.
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    Gary Graham
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    28 aluminator
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    Your buddy needs to buy you a Marlin flag so the next time you get one you have to fly it. Great job
     
  10. ibreak4paddies

    ibreak4paddies Newbie

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    Tom
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    '78 Ski Tique family wagon, Sporties, Father Inlaw.
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    Great catch, nice work and cool story. Enjoy that meat. As long as you don't waste it you're good in my book.
     
  11. Omarkayak

    Omarkayak Member

    Location:
    Northridge, CA
    Name:
    Bills
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    11+ ft, Ocean Kayak Scrambler, P 'N' Queue Pod
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    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!

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
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  12. BiggestT

    BiggestT I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    SM
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    This thread needed some help......

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  13. stanky1

    stanky1 Member

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    Squid Mark
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    :drool:
     
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  14. Larmo

    Larmo Strip it. Mend it. Hit it!

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    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!

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  15. So Cal Adventure

    So Cal Adventure Well-Known "Member"

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    RB
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    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.
     
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  16. dorado50

    dorado50 Well-Known "Member"

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    DAVID
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    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.
     
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  17. Hardcor

    Hardcor Hardcore

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    Hardcore
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    How's your shoulder
     
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  18. BottomDweller1014

    BottomDweller1014 Newbie

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    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
     
  19. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Steve
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    First posts can be sooooo Hillary! :gayfight:
     
  20. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Ron
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    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? LOL
     

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