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Old 06-11-2019, 12:38 PM
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Sea Striker just tied up.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by AB1620 View Post
The good ole scale shrinkage. Happens in about every fishing tournament on earth.
I wonder how much weight was lost on that fish with the 7 hour run to the scales?
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:42 PM
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500.2 pounds, not in the $$
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:42 PM
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500.2 lbs for Sea Striker. Good fish. I don't remember this many over 500 in a long time, maybe ever.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by tat2 View Post
Drillin & Billin released three blues today> First one was in 15 minutes, second one in 5 minutes and the third was in 7. What kind of reels do they have?
The reels don't really matter that much , if you put heavy drag on a blue they are just going to sound and make you work a lot harder , with light drag they tend to stay up top . Our average time on 30's is probably 10-15 minutes depending on the angler . We could do even better than that , but try to keep it fun . We have released doubles in under/around 15 minutes as well .
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:35 PM
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I bet some of these fish boated that quickly were on the smaller side.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by boykins View Post
i bet some of these fish released that quickly were on the smaller side.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:51 PM
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Donna Mae just got called in for a polygraph. 🤔
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:54 PM
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Donna Mae just got called in for a polygraph. 🤔
standard procedure if i'm not mistaken
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:59 PM
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I wish they'd send an observer on each boat. Did they ever used to do that in this tournament? I know pirates cove did back in the day. Anyone know why that practice ended?
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by one wolf View Post
I wish they'd send an observer on each boat. Did they ever used to do that in this tournament? I know pirates cove did back in the day. Anyone know why that practice ended?

Not that I know of in the Big Rock. It has always been honor system. It was only recently they started requiring pictures of the released fish.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by one wolf View Post
I wish they'd send an observer on each boat. Did they ever used to do that in this tournament? I know pirates cove did back in the day. Anyone know why that practice ended?
I was thinking about that, but with 180 boats fishing in a given day, that's a lot of observation needed. I'd volunteer. I can't afford to fish, but would love to be out there watching.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:15 PM
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I can't imagine volunteer count being an issue.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by one wolf View Post
I can't imagine volunteer count being an issue.
Yes, but even that I suppose could get corrupted if someone wants to break the rules bad enough
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Joemannnnn View Post
Yes, but even that I suppose could get corrupted if someone wants to break the rules bad enough
money talks
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:25 PM
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I've fished tournaments with just about every verification method you can think of, observers, cameras, polygraphs, you name it and they all can be cheated especially in the release category. I've had observers get on the boat and say "just tell me what you want the catch to be and I'll sign off on it" with their hand out of course. Big fish on the dock is a LOT harder to cheat!!! Add in a poly test and that's about as good as you can do and why the Big Rock is where it's at today.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:54 PM
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504.8 for Fender Bender. Holy Smokes a lot of big fish this year!
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:17 PM
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Wow, 2 boats brought in 500 pounders that weren't good enough to place. That doesn't happen often.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:21 PM
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Are these guys measuring length and girth boatside? All these fish are so close in weight... that has to be a tough decision.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by HeadHunt View Post
Are these guys measuring length and girth boatside? All these fish are so close in weight... that has to be a tough decision.
Length yes, girth, probably not but most experienced guys can guesstimate within 50#.
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