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Old 03-01-2021, 06:57 PM
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No affiliation, just saw this on the local news website:

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03-03-2021, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by crossthread View Post
Awesome catch..

Though what a waste of a great catch..
How Much of this fish will get "freezer burnt"?
Or NOT even eatin..
Still hanging in a tree somewheres?

Reminds Me of a Story of BFT, dragged into the woods up nawth.. Left to rot..

Wow, so much speculation, how do you come up with this stuff?. The attached article I read clearly states the guys went with a buddy boat, bled the fish, iced it down with 200lbs of ice and cut it up to eat and share with family and friends. So, no I don't think it's still hanging in a tree or left in the woods to rot. I actually think the opposite occurred. It just amazes me, as it sounds like the guys did just about everything they could do to care for the fish and you still get people speculating that it's such a shame and it's going to go to wasted. Geez, give the guys a break. Sounds like they did and admiral job with a catch of a lifetime. My hats off to them for sure!.

https://www.pilotonline.com/sports/o...kdq-story.html
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that's amazing!!! I own the sister boat to that one . That's a great catch !
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Fantastic catch. Too bad they didn’t know squat about what do to with it for the next 10 hours while they showed it off, never gilled it, hanged it in a tree, etc.
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Originally Posted by finrazor View Post
Fantastic catch. Too bad they didn’t know squat about what do to with it for the next 10 hours while they showed it off, never gilled it, hanged it in a tree, etc.
yup.
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“When we were reeling the fish in, about three-quarters of the way through, our reel actually broke, and it would no longer turn. And so we had this 1,000-pound fish on the line. And we actually had to take another real hair off a ton of line real quick, and reprint like both those lines together all while official was on there. It was insane,” said VanFleet.”

Does anyone read anymore? This is some voice to text crap I’m guessing. Is a proofreader a thing nowadays?
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Fish of a lifetime. I agree on the preserving the fish though, shame.
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Nice fish, shame it was wasted. Are they permitted?

1000 lbs? Maybe the pics are bad, I am thinking 300-400 lbs.
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Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
Nice fish, shame it was wasted. Are they permitted?

1000 lbs? Maybe the pics are bad, I am thinking 300-400 lbs.
114” x 86” girth. That’s over 800# and probably still hanging in the tree
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Good God!!!
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Hoping not to get flamed for this question; is that a legal catch for a non-commercial fisherman? Even if they had a HMS permit, I thought there was a slot limit on the size of tuna you could keep.

Regardless, that is the story of a lifetime.
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Originally Posted by time_to_relax View Post
Hoping not to get flamed for this question; is that a legal catch for a non-commercial fisherman? Even if they had a HMS permit, I thought there was a slot limit on the size of tuna you could keep.

Regardless, that is the story of a lifetime.
You are allowed 1 trophy fish per year over 73” for rec. I think that closed yesterday.
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Originally Posted by dolphin hunter View Post
You are allowed 1 trophy fish per year over 73” for rec. I think that closed yesterday.
Is it one trophy a year? Life time? or what? I also thought it was only 73" or less for us common folk, glad to learn that is not the case.
Who do you contact if you happen to get one over the rail?
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Originally Posted by BrettR View Post
Is it one trophy a year? Life time? or what? I also thought it was only 73" or less for us common folk, glad to learn that is not the case.
Who do you contact if you happen to get one over the rail?
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One per year per vessel. Can keep one per day 27”-73”. Supposed to report any you catch on the HMS website and I think there is a number to call too.
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Awesome catch ! His pics clearly show some of the tuna cut up ready to package, so I highly doubt it was "wasted". Maybe not handled that well , but saying the fish is being wasted is a bit of a stretch IMO
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Originally Posted by finrazor View Post
114” x 86” girth. That’s over 800# and probably still hanging in the tree
Nice, I didn’t see those dimensions posted. That little Boy will never forget that day!
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Very nice fish. They said it took 2 hours to get it into the boat. Surprised they didn't have a shark attack.
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The word I got was they didn't weigh it because your local boys didn't want an out-of-towner to break yall's record.
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Awesome catch..

Though what a waste of a great catch..
How Much of this fish will get "freezer burnt"?
Or NOT even eatin..
Still hanging in a tree somewheres?

Reminds Me of a Story of BFT, dragged into the woods up nawth.. Left to rot..
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Originally Posted by TurdFerguson View Post
The word I got was they didn't weigh it because your local boys didn't want an out-of-towner to break yall's record.
I'm almost certain the state record is held by a guy from Delaware. I read an interview where he said they didn't even think about weighing it until after that had started cleaning it.

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