The best fish you ever caught while fishing for something else

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  1. LEGENDS

    LEGENDS Yogi Bear

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    Amberjack on the iron while fishing for Omilu in Kauai.
     
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  2. Salty Paul

    Salty Paul XIPHIAS GLADIUS

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    BSB while fishing for Sandies on 1/2 day boat at La Jolla.

     
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  3. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I hooked on a 250-300lb thresher. While fishing bass on a phenix 926L sealine 20.
    25lb mono i pulled on her for over 1.5 hours followed her another 2 miles offshore. got a full arial had her to the boat a couple times but only had 1 small gaff and she was way to green. Caught her on a
    4" big hammer
     
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  4. bmtrout77

    bmtrout77 GO ILLINI

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    Fishing for Bullhead at Lake Cuyamaca with a little spinning outfit, 6lb test. Managed to hook and land a 40 inch plus Sturgeon. Took lots of pictures and had a story for life.
     
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  5. Tifoso

    Tifoso Chinook,lings,bottom fish. And everything else.

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    I haven't had wild sturgeon in decades. I've forgotten what they taste like. :(
    They have to taste better than the farmed ones, that have the consistency of window silicone.
     
  6. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Lake Piru fishing for bass from the beach. I was throwing a blade and got bit. fish splashes a few feet behind my blade and something feels funny

    I somehow hooked the eye of a barrel swivel that had a 3 foot leader with a rainbow trout attached to the hook on the other end...

    best part was I had 2 witnesses! the eye of the swivel was so small it barely fit over the barb of the hook.
     
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  7. Tifoso

    Tifoso Chinook,lings,bottom fish. And everything else.

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    You immediately went to Las Vegas, obviously.
     
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  8. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    My dad caught albacore while fishing commercial cods on the 70/90 bank with 15 hook gangions.

    they were a commercial albacore boat out of SD and commercial cod boat out of Del Rey during the winter. I think they had 2 tons of albacore with only salted anchovies that trip.
     
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  9. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have been accused of having a lucky horseshoe up my ass...

    more than once...
     
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  10. salty brain

    salty brain Nothing but salt between the ears

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    I use to go down to cabo with my father and high rolling business boss( all free for me) They were big time bill fishermen(just not good fishermen) all I wanted to fish was tuna all they wanted was marlin.IN 1997 while fishing for marlin one day I spotted a big school of yellowfin, we slid in so I could catch dinner. As soon as I hooked up I said this is no tuna who wants it but none of them believed me. If you could see there faces when a 273# blue marlin went tail dancing on the surface. My father nor his fishing buddys are around anymore but they never did come close to betting that fish and for some reason they never would take me back down there with them. HAHAHAHA
     
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  11. Tifoso

    Tifoso Chinook,lings,bottom fish. And everything else.

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    I am sorry for your loss. :(
     
  12. salty brain

    salty brain Nothing but salt between the ears

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    If you mean the lose of my father, thank you just the circle of life
    if you mean the lose of free trips well I guess I should not of rubbed it so much my fault
     
  13. joew38

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    Last year on the way home from Catalina decided to stop and try and catch a few reds at the 150. On the second drop with a rockfish rig tied on I got picked up by something about half way down. I wound in the slack and came tight, fought the fish for about 30 min on 20b test and up comes a 30b yellowtail. Will never forget that one. Sometimes its better to be lucky then good.
     
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  14. Tifoso

    Tifoso Chinook,lings,bottom fish. And everything else.

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    Your dad.
     
  15. bparker1225

    bparker1225 Ocean Addiction

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  16. Salty Paul

    Salty Paul XIPHIAS GLADIUS

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    I actually caught one of those in SD bay, I released it of course.
     
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  17. sealskinner

    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    So did I. Mine had an octopus in it though.
     
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  18. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    No way... perch fishin grubs st Zuma..
    Hooked something a little bigger and as it popped out of the surf I could see my grub 2 ft in front on the fish and bright blue fluorescent mono trailing to the fish... I use size 10 long shank hooks for my grubs and the gap is tiny...said wtf and as I pulled it up on the beach saw that i hooked a small swivel in the eye trailing the blue leader to a gut hooked corbina..
    I guess more than one can hit the lotto...
     
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  19. FishinMcNuggets

    FishinMcNuggets Fishin fo' Nutrition!

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    I was 16 & fishing calicos on the Redondo Special outta King Harbor. We were anchored off the rock off of Malaga Cove, and I was fishing a new bass rod with fresh 10 lb test, and a Heddon deep diver in a "G" finish. Skipper says, "Eh guys, there are some Yellows in the chum." Yeah, boyyy! I hook the only one, a 20lb model which comes safely to gaff. First yellow, I washed the heart down like a boss with a swig of 7-up.
     
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  20. fujirose

    fujirose Well-Known "Member"

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    Lou, I forgot this one.

    Not best, as stated earlier, but unusual. One late fall day in about 1973, I was fishing for steelhead in the American River near Paradise Beach. It was after a fresh rain and the water level had risen some. I was using a night crawler with about one ounce pencil weights. I was using a Mitchell 410 on a 7' Fenwick FS70 spinning rod.

    I felt something funny on the end of my line. At first, it took out line against my drag. Then after a while, I managed to get it over to my side of the main current and then it felt like dead weight. I finally got it up close to my waders and it was about a 10 pound dead jack rabbit. Needless to say, I just cut my leader and watched it drift further downstream with the current.

    Oh, and no photos!!
     
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