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Posted: 9/2/2015 7:24:36 PM EST
We steamed out for about 4 hours, to arrive 75 miles out, at sunrise. Lines went in about 5:45 am. At 5:51 am, we had a double knockdown, but lost one immediately. This one, however, made it for a short boatride.

This was the first billfish for everyone on board, so we were all pretty excited, and for those of you "in the know" my release was retarded for a marlin. I AM, after all, a tuna guy. I'll get it right next time.



Sorry about the vertical video, the Captains better at finding fish, than running video.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:31:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2015 7:32:17 PM EST by 1245x]
What American dialect is that being spoken? Couldn't really understand them. Nice fish!
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:32:14 PM EST
Lol. The Capt is a Masshole, I'm a Rho Dyelanduh!
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:34:13 PM EST
Sounded like Peter Griffin was on the boat there for a minute.

Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:39:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:
Sounded like Peter Griffin was on the boat there for a minute.

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"don't yell at him" lol.....thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:40:56 PM EST
I am jelly

Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:41:54 PM EST
Great job SurfAnimal! beautiful fish!
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:29:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:
Great job SurfAnimal! beautiful fish!
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Thanks Bro. We trolled another 5/5 1/2 hours only to hook and lose a few mushies. We pounded the highfliers on the way home for only a few mahi. Just the same, mission accomplished. Now for a wahoo!
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:35:56 PM EST
Great Job Op!!!!

Nothing like landing a billfish
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:39:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:41:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By midcap:
Great Job Op!!!!

Nothing like landing a billfish
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Thanks. Our first one. I was the guy doing the dirty work, (as usual) " Sure, just grab the bill, and pull him in".
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:41:59 PM EST
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Dogfish?
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:45:00 PM EST
You fucked up.

Shoulda caught that fish a few miles south and about a month ago. The winning white marlin in the Ocean City White Marlin Open was worth a cool $1.2 million. Yours wasn't quite that big, but "it coulda been a contenda!"

Nice fish OP
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:46:55 PM EST
Surfy, the Stream has wandered close to sound for a few years now.
It used to be a freak catch to grab a Mahi or Yellow Fin.

Now it seems a regular deal to catch these semi tropical species or am I wrong?

Nice grab rookie!
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:49:19 PM EST
My wife caught an Atlantic sailfish 1.5 inches short of the GoM record.....96 inches. I still have never caught one, of any size
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:51:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fttam:
You fucked up.

Shoulda caught that fish a few miles south and about a month ago. The winning white marlin in the Ocean City White Marlin Open was worth a cool $1.2 million. Yours wasn't quite that big, but "it coulda been a contenda!"

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I couldn't even afford the entry fee.....
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:55:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cavgunner:
Surfy, the Stream has wandered close to sound for a few years now.
It used to be a freak catch to grab a Mahi or Yellow Fin.

Now it seems a regular deal to catch these semi tropical species or am I wrong?

Nice grab rookie!
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I won't say you're wrong, but the Gulf Stream sends us "warm core eddies" every year. If you can reach them, you can catch all the pelagics you want. It's tough up here, but totally do-able. We're planning another canyon trip in three weeks.

Hell, in Fla, they motor out a few miles, and they're in the GS. I iz jelly!
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:57:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:
My wife caught an Atlantic sailfish 1.5 inches short of the GoM record.....96 inches. I still have never caught one, of any size
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I'd rather have caught a sail, than a marlin..... But I want a wahoo first, then a sword, THEN a sail.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:58:10 PM EST
Vertical filming

2 minutes to the money shot
NO VIDEO DURING THE MONEY SHOT

god I hate you OP
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:59:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SurfAnimal:


I'd rather have caught a sail, than a marlin..... But I want a wahoo first, then a sword, THEN a sail.
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Originally Posted By SurfAnimal:
Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:
My wife caught an Atlantic sailfish 1.5 inches short of the GoM record.....96 inches. I still have never caught one, of any size


I'd rather have caught a sail, than a marlin..... But I want a wahoo first, then a sword, THEN a sail.


Wahoo is my favorite fish of all. Great fight, great taste. When you catch one I have a couple of recipes for you.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 9:01:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:


Wahoo is my favorite fish of all. Great fight, great taste. When you catch one I have a couple of recipes for you.
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Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:
Originally Posted By SurfAnimal:
Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:
My wife caught an Atlantic sailfish 1.5 inches short of the GoM record.....96 inches. I still have never caught one, of any size


I'd rather have caught a sail, than a marlin..... But I want a wahoo first, then a sword, THEN a sail.


Wahoo is my favorite fish of all. Great fight, great taste. When you catch one I have a couple of recipes for you.


I hope to ask you for those recipes in three weeks!
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 9:02:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By phurba:
Vertical filming

2 minutes to the money shot
NO VIDEO DURING THE MONEY SHOT

god I hate you OP
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Lol. Sorry Bro, I was busy landing the goddamned fish! (Wireman)
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 9:05:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:
Sounded like Peter Griffin was on the boat there for a minute.

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Link Posted: 9/2/2015 9:07:39 PM EST
Should make for some good eating
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 9:14:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By saigamanTX:
Should make for some good eating
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Grrrrrrr!
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 5:02:50 PM EST
Bump for my kickass fish!
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 5:06:12 PM EST
White marlin?

What, black marlin not good enough for you?

Racist
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 5:10:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SurfAnimal:
Bump for my kickass fish!
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+1
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 5:28:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Goosemaster:
White marlin?

What, black marlin not good enough for you?

Racist
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Fuck. I prefer my marlins, like my wimminz. Black! (Black Marlin get WAAAAYYYYY bigger)
I will now "check my supposed privelege" .
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 6:20:12 PM EST
Nice fish. Looked like a good time.

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Link Posted: 9/3/2015 6:26:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Justice23:
Nice fish. Looked like a good time.

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Always is. Even if we don't catch, it's a great time on the water. SOMETIMES, though, we get to scratch off another fish from the bucket list.
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