The thrill of victory.... And the agony of defeat.. My jumbo blue fin story

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  1. jughead

    jughead Well-Known "Member"

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    I hopped on the old glory about 3 weeks ago when the big blue fin first showed up on the 60 mile bank. The captain said we would be targeting smaller grade tuna first then maybe look for the bigger grade after. We found the 40 -60 grade at the 43 then went to the 60 mile bank in the early afternoon. On the way I got a 50 yd top shot of 60 lb to connect to my 65 lb braid to a 6 ounce torpedo rubber band 3/0 circle hook. I got the 60 lb. from the boat. Unfortunately I did not have my heavy gear. My reel was a Avet MXL raptor 2 sp. I got hooked up right away and had 1/4 spool left when the fish stopped. I fought it for 2 hrs and got it to deep color when the captain said it looked like 150 +. The fish went under the boat and the deck hand used the "Y" tool on the bamboo pole to keep it off the boat. Fish went to the stern and got caught on the prop and my braid got severed. 9 blue fin hooked for the boat only one landed after 3hrs. It taped out at over160......... I was totally bummed. I was 3 clicks from full drag....Jughead....
     
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  2. Bigeasy

    Bigeasy yeah, yeah!

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    damn! And 2 hours worth of damn!
     
  3. HookEmDanO

    HookEmDanO Huhuhuge member

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    musta been some agony...took 3 weeks to tell the story :rofl:
     
  4. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    There are possibly 7 other guys still lying in bed.
    At least he saw color and fessed up the PAIN.

    It's a healing process. :imdumb:
     
  5. jughead

    jughead Well-Known "Member"

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    I have been to my therapist over this.
     
  6. SD2600

    SD2600 Member

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    How did the 43 look? Bird activity? Breezing bait? Water temp? Marks? They were there earlier in the season.... thanx for the report
     
  7. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    LOL LOL LOL
     
  8. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    Damn on a MXL Raptor , supersized you didn't get spooled or blow the bearings ... the agony after 2 hours.
     
  9. Foss

    Foss Senior Fossil

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    You had me at "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."
     
  10. the_tunaman

    the_tunaman Well-Known "Member"

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    Big fish will break your heart...

    Good lesson to learn - always have the spectrum covered (high and low) when gearing up for any trip, even if you expect them to sit in the rack.
     
  11. fujirose

    fujirose Well-Known "Member"

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    Best to have the heavy gear handy. When the bigger fish of the trip are willing to "eat the paint off the hull", you don't want to waste time/opportunity with an unnecessary long fight.

    Having said that, you had a memorable long fight and this time, the fish won.
     
  12. stsuda87

    stsuda87 Newbie

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    Was on the same trip, first time fishing the Old Glory. Appreciated the Captain, Jr's game plan to fish smaller grade first then the big boys. Got lucky landed a smaller one, and landed that one big one after 4 hours, 8ft 270h, penn fathom 30, 2/0 J hook, 60lb fluoro topshot, 6oz sinker rig. Couldn't have got it done without the crew. They worked their ass off to get that fish.

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  13. jughead

    jughead Well-Known "Member"

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    The crew was pouring water on my reel and at one time the fish charged the boat. I tried changing gears from high to low and my reel locked up for about 5 seconds? Congrats Scott it was fun sharing the rail with you. When my reel got caught on the prop the captain said he was just about ready to go into the water to free it....aka....Captain Marcus from the New Lo Ann!
     
  14. bloodfart

    bloodfart gentleman asshole

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    that would haunt my dreams. At least you got to see it at deep color.
     
  15. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    Wow long battles
     
  16. UnBelievable

    UnBelievable F.V. UNBELIEVABLE

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    When you get your first 3 or 4 gaffer to hit the deck......it’s all worth it. You will appreciate it even more. You will get yours, stay at it and understand all good things come in time. Best of luck to you!
     
  17. NoLDR

    NoLDR OG BD member

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    First almost 100lb tuna... sucks but this is why we all keep fishing. For the one that got away or the one that might be. When l stop search for either one l will most likely be dead or wish l was.

    Happy hunting

    NoLDR over and out
     
  18. NoLDR

    NoLDR OG BD member

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    First almost 100lb tuna... sucks but this is why we all keep fishing. For the one that got away or the one that might be. When l stop search for either one l will most likely be dead or wish l was.

    Happy hunting

    NoLDR over and out
     
  19. PHT

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    I feel for you brother.failing s
    live the short story, sorry
     
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