Yellow- fin tuna weighing 424.6 LBS was caught today off Loreto

Discussion in 'Baja Bytes By Gary Graham' started by Baja Bytes, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Cast N' Reel

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    We didn't harpoon the fish. Those are gaff holes. When you have one hooked up that big you just want him in the boat.
     
  2. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Say what? I'm referring to the fish as Gary and the fleet owners reported here with pics..
    As caught last week. LOL Caught on a MACkeral.....LOL
     
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  3. BiggestT

    BiggestT I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Not that size and not in January.
     
  4. r8rs4lf

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    I've been waiting on some reports for the Valiant. This is pretty impressive although it was caught on a private boat. If it was caught on a LR charter/open party boat, that would seal the deal for me to purchase a Valiant to fight tuna.

    Am I reading that right, 50# braid with a 100# flouro leader?
     
  5. PezGallo21

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    Yes you are, 50# braid to a 100# flouro leader, Seeker rod, and BV2-800 reel!
     
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  6. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Just wondering, why would a big reel like that be spooled with 50#? I seriously doubt it was for line capacity. o_O
     
  7. PezGallo21

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    Jorge had 50# on the reel because he was specifically going for the line class record.
     
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  8. pesky business

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    I will be in Loreto on 2/5/18 do you have the date available?
     
  9. Cast N' Reel

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    We just caught all 4 of those fish last week in January here in Loreto.
     
  10. Cast N' Reel

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    It was not caught on a private boat we are a charter service and he caught the fish with me.
     
  11. Cast N' Reel

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    Big reel? Are you familiar with the model we were using?
     
  12. Cast N' Reel

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    Dan, We have availability please call me tomorrow if you wan to book. I passed your information to Robert.
     
  13. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Well I saw the pic of the fish and someone was holding a rod in the gill of the fish and from what I could tell and an Accurate sponsor told me, it was a Valiant 800, not quite sure if it was a 2 speed.
     
  14. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Was the boat maneuvered to aid in landing the fish?
     
  15. Corndog

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    Was at the International Sportsmans expo in Denver today and some charter out of lapaz had a photo if a well above 400 today....Pirate charters maybe? Is the gulf now the hotbed for mega cows?
     
  16. BiggestT

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    What was the water temp? Lack of wind this year?

    Nice catch.
     
  17. BiggestT

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    Most tuna fights end up straight up and down, so boat maneuvering is of little benefit. If they submitted for an IGFA record, they didn’t use the rail, so congrats to them.
     

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