The best fish you ever caught while fishing for something else

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  1. Tifoso

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

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    Hahahaha. Glad you remembered it, Jim.
    Jack rabbit is so good. Probably not soaked for a few days, though.:eek::evilimu:
     
  2. whammy

    whammy Hook Up!

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    Opah on the Shoe fishing Yellows

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  3. Tifoso

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

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    Beautiful fish, Chris! It's my dream fish. I have to catch one.
     
  4. pjbigdog

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    Not me, but my wife. While fishing for halibut again, after having an epic weekend catching halibut the week before. We were getting severely hammered by a furbag and catching nothing. We moved, did nothing after moving, came back to the area to give it one last shot. My wife is bit on the first drop, I think she may have hooked the seal....nope....a 52# WSB. Best part, she didn't even know what it was, just that it was a big fish...

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  5. Reel Kahuna

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    40# White Sea Bass while fishing for Lings at Bodega Bay

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    Fishing for spotties in Newport Harbor and caught a 15 lb. Striped Bass.

    On anchor at the rocks, fishing YFT with 60 lb. When a 150 lb. Striped Marlin wagged his bill in the air right next to the boat and took my sardine...landed and released.
     
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  7. T.O.T.W.

    T.O.T.W. Time On The Water

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    38 lb halibut after sitting on the anchor all night trying for a white seabass.

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    User-friendly sized marlin while trying to shake the wahoo curse on the upper 9 a couple years ago. Never been so mad to see a marlin on the line!
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  8. Omarkayak

    Omarkayak Member

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    Yeah TOTW, you look way upset with that merlin! Nice fishees.

    OK, here's mine. Fishing on the Vag at either the 13 or 23 fm bank (whatever it is) on their inaugural long range trip in January 1986, I started yo-yoing, trying to catch a yellow or something (fishing was a little slow). After about a half dozen drops, ended up getting about a 45-lb wahoo, good for 2nd place JP and only one caught on the trip. Crewman knew what it was just about as soon as I hooked it.

    Oh, one other one. In my kayak, drifting for halibut near the head of Redondo Canyon/Torrance Beach in about 100 ft of water, I hooked something heavy, without much fight. When I finally wrestled it to the surface, it turned out to be a jumbo size traffic cone. I released it, of course. No photos.

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
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    NoLDR OG BD member

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    Got a 200lb plus mola mola while fishing for mako shark, which ate a big chunk of albacore on a 7691s thought it was snagged until we took he hook out of the mouth after a really nice fight and some great jumps.
     
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  10. Dudley613

    Dudley613 Well-Known "Member"

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    image.jpg My bro got a 131 opah while fishing for BFT, trip I'll never forget
     
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  11. Tifoso

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

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    I desperately want to catch one. :o :(
     
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    Dudley613 Well-Known "Member"

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    He got it on a glow ahi diamond jig, right before he dropped it down I said "you ling cod fishin?" I'll forever eat those words
     
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    michael rivera Newbie

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    A little late to the party but while pier fishing for bat rays with a whole dead mackerel my brother hooked a 30# mako. Didn't have any way to land it (didn't think the trip through) we let it wrap around the piling and break off on the mussels.

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  14. Tifoso

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

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    Nice fish!
     
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    REELZEN Newbie

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    Fishing paddies out around the 371 caught a 5' cutlass fish on a dean. Another time lobster fishing off Point Loma we thought our hoop net was snagged on the kelp, up came about a 90 lb t-shark tangled in the bridle.
     
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    These happen many years ago. Dropper loop fishing at the Lupe caught a 30 lb Escolar. Rock fishing back side North Coronado island 10 lb Carpet Shark.
     
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    DMcD Well-Known "Member"

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    About 25 or so years ago I was living near Portland Or and steelhead fishing on the Clackamas outside of Oregon City and snagged the body of someone that had drowned on the river and had been missing for a week or more. Named the spot the "Body Hole." I wonder if people still use that name for that spot on the river...

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  18. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    60.5# WSB caught on a swimbait while fishing for calico bass at Cedros this summer. IMG_0707.JPG
     
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  19. Corndog

    Corndog Landlocked

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    May 7 this year. Paddling my brains out fighting wind and just trolling a size 9 (3 1/2 inch) broken back because jigging became near impossible. I was hoping for a good rainbow or brown but had laker or pike in back of my mind.

    Got halfway down the ridge and boom. I realized I was in trouble with such small hooks But landed a 33 inch laker. Salvage to a rough day with a monster.

    Hooks were bent and split rings stretched out and such but I got him. Had another of the same lure in the box so said let's try that again. Peddled like mad just to make up the hundreds of yards I got blown away during fight.

    Rinse repeat and boom! Hooked up again. Screw rainbows or browns this time after 30 minutes I had a 38 incher and PB from a kayak to make it more awesome.

    This is now a standard tactic and I've never had it happen ever again LOL

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  20. monster1

    monster1 Typical striper owner

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    About 20 years ago I was trolling the local bar for girls. Hooked and landed a milf instead. Epic battle.
     
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