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Old 09-18-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Someone went large yesterday!

80", 300+ predressed weight. Way to go ODM!

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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That's a fat fish, hopefully it pays well.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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how the hell did od get a giant - last time i fished with him he was having trouble landing scup. congrats mike - great fish

my 1st wife didn't like me fishing so much
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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wow
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that's a big fish

got any pics or video?
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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how the hell did od get a giant - last time i fished with him he was having trouble landing scup. congrats mike - great fish
Last time I fished with OD, Saturday, he still had trouble landing scup!
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:50 PM   #6
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First Giant 80" 291 lbs

Thanks guys!!!

It was a long day with everything working against us, we stayed focused and didn't let all the negitive things that were happening bum us out. We saw a Blue Dog cruising about 75 yards east of us and 15 minutes later we got the hit with the rods facing west. At first we thought it was a Blue Dog, once it stopped pealing drag we moved the rod from the stern to "battle stations" in the bow. You could feel the power of the tuna moving the 130 to the front of the boat.
Since it was a money fish for Jason, I wanted the helm. I have no experience with reeling in a giant tuna and I knew I could run the boat. Team work and good communication got the fish to the boat.

Jason has a friend editing the video, we had two Go Pro's going, can't wait to see the finish product!
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #7
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more pics

I've always wanted this type of experience, I feel I'm lucky meeting some great guys from this site!! Its great that people share their knowledge and experiences. I owe a lot to PRBuzz for all of the tuna fishing experience he has given to me. Thanks to all the guys pointing me in the right direction!!!

The tuna is on a plane heading to Japan!!!
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:23 PM   #8
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Video as requested

Need to apologize for my language...

Enjoy!



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Old 09-19-2012, 05:41 AM   #9
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That is awesome.....Great video. Loved the "holy #^%$ dude!"

Good stuff

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:33 AM   #10
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Congrats mike. Saw you guys set up next to us in the am, glad things worked out.
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great video!!! Watched it 3 times.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:54 AM   #12
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Congrats Mike!
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Any issues with the block and tackle mounted on the T-top? We're also in a 23' Seacraft and have pulled a couple through the transom next to the motor but figured we'll be towing anything over 300 lbs.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #15
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Nice job, Mike! I was just talking about you the other day saying I hadn't seen you all summer and I figured you must be out chasing tuna. Looks like I was right.

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Great job !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nice work guys! Beautiful fish!
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great video.

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Old 09-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #19
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Way to go! I nice fish right there!
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #20
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Any issues with the block and tackle mounted on the T-top? We're also in a 23' Seacraft and have pulled a couple through the transom next to the motor but figured we'll be towing anything over 300 lbs.
We tied a rope off to the opposite side of the chain fall down to a cleat beside the console. We plan on using a ratchet strap next time. We noticed that if the sling was shorter, the tuna would have gone higher. Possibly making it easier to swing the tail over the side. Food for thought.

If I had better shoes on, I would have been more help pulling the tuna over the rail.


Thanks everyone!!!

Can't wait for the next one!!!

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #22
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Not to detract from OD but someone went large TODAY 21st!

Way to go Freak and Jon. Another fatty!

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:30 AM   #23
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Good for you ODMike....nice.

Jon, 24' Nauset-Green Topsides, Beamie, North River. Channel 68/69. MSBA, NIBA
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