What's you biggest tuna on 40lb?

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  1. Normslanding

    Normslanding I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    YFT 157 0n 40. Albi 70 on 20.
     
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  2. Phat Boat

    Phat Boat I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    110-120ish and a couple 80's on the 40 pound. At Guadalupe I got an 85 on 40 pound as well.
     
  3. StillinScrubs

    StillinScrubs Wahoo love me

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    I've caught yft over 200# and many over 160# on an 80# long (100 yard) top shot on party boats.

    I would have no problem fishing 40# for fish up to 100#.

    Getting bit is what matters most.

    A kid recently caught an 87#? Bft on a party boat using 20#

    How the fish gets hooked is more important than the line size. Imo
     
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    155 lb BigEye Tuna on a 4/0 Senator and 40 lb
    85 lb YFT on 40 lb at Guadalupe.
     
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  5. pura vida

    pura vida Pura Vida II

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    96 BFT last year
     
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    We got a 141# BFT on 50# and the fish even swallowed the hook. I would bump up to 50# if you are targeting fish or see fish over 100# while flylining. In low light conditions while flylining or deep jigging I will try and get away with 80#.
     
  7. wieisme

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    84# but on a talica 10 with 40# floro
     
  8. ChuyG

    ChuyG Member

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    30 lbs...8-)
     
  9. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    My best from a "big boat" is a 42lb YFT on 20lb Seguar flouro.
     
  10. jigstrike

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    76 lb yft at Guadalupe. Private boat without the risk of tangles, should be able to handle a pretty big fish.
     
  11. pele

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    270 yft on a panga 100lb fluoro on a Tld 20.
    5hrs. I posted it here on BD including pictures back in 2012
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  12. Steve Dee

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    60# bft on 20# test with old school Newell 220.
     
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    92# YFT at Lupe on P-Line CXX
     
  14. Newby1

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    Is that the bait on the deck?
     
  15. fujirose

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    92# YFT on Big Game 40#, while long soaking a sardine on a 4/0 at the 'Lupe in 2006. Couple hours after that one, 86# YFT, same rig.
     
  16. Baller

    Baller Lives for fishing the surface iron..!!!

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    125# BFT on the Searcher on 40#
     
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    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    I think it would be interesting to also add in rod/reel to this.
     
  18. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Last year we got a 75lb yellowfin at Clemente on 40lb XXX. Reel was a MXL Raptor, rod was a 6470.

    Nearly spooled on the first run (long soak on a sinker rig).

    Fish kicked my ass harder than any of the larger bluefin we got last season, thing was a pissed off bastard of a fish.
     
  19. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    77lb YFT Izor Trip XXX clear GFGR 700m / JX2
     
  20. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    As a side note the record for blue marlin on 4# is over 500 lbs..
     

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