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Unread 05-08-2005, 11:25 AM
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Re: Marlim or Winchester?

Centre Punch;
1800lb what? halibut or tuna. If it was tuna I presume it was a bluefin. If that is the case that is a HUGE tuna. The Japenese would love that one. Here in NC, they will wait on the docks to buy the fish from the anglers. The larger fish, go for high prices because of the grain of the meat is so large, it can be carved into just about anything when it is sushi. But the harness just helps to hold the rod straight and lets you concentrate and the fish on the other end instead of fighting your tackle. You end up fighting the fish with you legs, which is nice for tuna and billfish that run long and hard. For the smaller species like dolphin and wahoo and maybe small tuna (20-35lb yellowfin) we do not use a harness, just a fighting belt that makes having the butt of the rod in your gut a bit more comfortable. If that was a tuna, I wonder if it had a NC tag in it. They say they have caught tuna around Spain that were tagged in NC just after a couple of months. It is amazing how far these fish migrate.
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Unread 05-08-2005, 06:55 PM
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Re: Marlim or Winchester?

4ked Horn, do those sturgeon not run hard and fast? I have actually seen a king mackeral smoke the line guide on a 320 GTi.

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They will usually come in with resistance until they see the shore then they head for the hole. There ain't no holding them when they turn and run. It isn't too fast but it is hard. It becomes a patience game. The one I caught and the one my wife caught were 4 and 4.5 feet respectively and they came in to shore in about 15 minutes but I have heard of guys that have had fights with big ones that last hours. I have not heard of any burning up reels but I haven't asked about this either.
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Unread 05-08-2005, 07:03 PM
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44 mag for largemouth bass. Only thing that I ever killed with that pistol.
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Unread 05-09-2005, 07:17 AM
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Re: Marlim or Winchester?

You are right it was a blue fin tuna and i seem to remember from the photo that it looked about 12ft long when strung up next to its captor on the dockside, thats a hell of a lot of sushi.
I have no idea what would have happened to this fish,but i dont think there are many japanese in Co.Cork. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

On hearing of this capture, spanish tuna boats(who completely flaunt European Union fisheries regulations)swamped the area and caught everthing in sight before steaming back to spain to sell thier catch.

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Unread 05-09-2005, 08:40 AM
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Re: Marlim or Winchester?

Centre Punch,
Do you know where I can see a picture of that fish. The largest one I have ever seen is 1200lbs and I would be interested in seeing one that is bigger than that. I thought he was huge. What you mentioned about the spanish coming in and catching all of the fish is a major problem. Do the European countries not have regulations that keep the Spainards from keeping everything in the water? I know that their were some commercial boats catching menhaden with nets here in NC while striper season was in, and they were messing up the fishing, and when 1 boat pulled in a stripper, the marine fisheries was notified and the commercial fisherman had to stop operations in order to be checked. To tell you the truth, people might say that it is their life being a commercial fisherman, but I want those resources to be there for my children and their children. If someone doesn't stop those guys who hold so little respect for the resources that they use, they oneday will use them completely up and you will not be able to find a place where there are enough fish to go.
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Unread 05-09-2005, 11:44 AM
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Centre Punch when leaving his local range produced his .357 revolver from his car window and proceded to shoot a duck minding its own business on the pond.Maybe he was taking aim on Pike and the duck got in the way? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Unread 05-09-2005, 02:04 PM
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Once upon a time in a land far far away. A young man on his first foray (with fly rod) for the mighty King salmon broke the gaff on his first fish he brought to beach, being and enterpriseing sort he produced his old trusty S&W .44 maggie and shot the fish. The race was on as the fish came off the hook went skyward and went on a float trip back towards the big water, Being how this young man was fleet of foot it proved not to difficult to collect the floater. the next three followed in quick order and the young angler and friend where soon on there merry way back to the comfort of the loving arms of family and the warmth of hearth. I only pass this info along to remind one and all that the .44 maggie is the preferred ctg. for salmon, NOT BASS! The .357 on the other hand is perfect for pike as who the heck wants to eat the trash fish anyway. It has also been the same young anglers findings that river trout do not need to be hit directly with said .357 maggie to put them on the float. Of course all these findings happened many years ago in a land far far away. The young man in question has repented of his sins and though he has grown to be full of years (and full of other things not fit to print)now uses a net [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] He told me it tends to keep the fish cops off his arse [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img].
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