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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ce24, Jan 17, 2020.
That's me on the right.
2-1/2 hours 415 lbs.
1981....14 feet long
You call that a big fish? When I was in Nam...
Wonderful life experience
Beautiful. Biggest I ever caught was 340 Blue. Baby. I lived in Cabo San Lucas and The Cayman Islands in the 80's and 90's as a Captain on sportfishers. That is a thrill beyond compare. Nice memory!
Fake pic, there are no marlins in the Snake River.
Ok here's the story... My step father passed away and we were in Honolulu. My mother's neighbor pictured there had the boat. He took us out gratis so my mom could get things done without dealing with us being around. We trolled for about 4 hours and nary a bite,then on the way back wham this thing hit, did the tail dance... The whole bit. Smoked the reel. We were lucky to land it. Actually we had to tie it to the transom as we couldn't get it in the boat. My brother and I took 15-20 minute shifts in the seat. Amazing experience...... He sold the fish to a restaurant and it paid for the day!!!!
Whoa! I’m just an inshore guy but know enough to recognize a big fish. That had to feel like you’d never boat it.
you shoulda seen the one that got away! RM
Did it taste good?
Your arms must have felt like they were rubber bands. I caught a False Albacore on a fly rod once and thought I had a freight train on the line but never anything that came close to that monster. I'm in awe.
When the old man did this, the sharks got the fish before he got back to port.
I've never seen one of these at Riggins?
I caught one about 400# in Cabo years ago. Friend and I had been to a work seminar in San Diego and on a whim decided to spend the weekend in Cabo before heading home. Ended up catching a run down boat the morning we went out. It was a fun experience. I had my video cam with me. I got that marlin on and I'll tell you, I was literally begging my buddy to take it after 20 minutes or so. I thought my right bicep was going to explode. I would crank so hard the pols twisted left and right as I would the handle. You gotta make sure you're in the socket! He was laughing his a** off and taking video. We let 'er go once we got it to the boat. Can you imagine catching one 1200# + like Hemingway in the Gulf Stream etc? I can't.
I had no idea they trolled so fast for Marlin. They knew what they were doing. The other thing I didn't know,they showed me a Marlin laying on it's side on top of the water, "sunbathing". When we got near it flipped it's tail and away it went.
Whao! You stole that from...where?, wait, wait, I know...that was from an episode of Flipper, right?
I’ve caught many albies on a fly. That’s exactly what it feels like. The most memorable was a 13 pounder on a 8 wt rod. First run took me well into the backing. I never caught anything as big as that.
Wow....thats serendipity....we were very concerned that the sharks that hang out at the entrance to pearl harbor were going to get it but we sneaked by them somehow....another thing about these fish is their skin/not scales but more like feathers. Pull one out and it looks like one of those darts for a co2 gun with the feathery back end.
Congrats on a beauty
You should be able to tie your shoelaces without bending over.✌️
I never said it was my old man.
Nothing was stolen; the observation was a factual representation of a well-known fictional event.
I assumed most people would immediately get the reference.