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Old 06-11-2018, 11:29 AM
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Default 115 pound yellowfin out of Port Canaveral

went wishing with a good crew on saturday out of canaveral. left the port at 330 am, to flat seas. we were on the other side at 545 am. worked a few bird packs and got nailed by this monster of a yellowfin ( for the atlantic side)...the fight took about 1.5 hours, and we went thru three anglers....two gaffs in the fish, and aboard she came.... Capt. paid the price with a stout marauder hook in his finger. All was well, kept fishing for another 5 hours before we came in.




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Nice fish.

Ouch on the finger. Been there a few times myself.....
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Props to the Capt. I wouldn't want to keep fishing for 5 hrs with a hook that big stuck in my finger that deep...!
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Nice fish , Tough Captain . Always wanted to do that - 2 hr run or so . A trip 36' is what you want for that trip ? ( besides a big buck sporty which I can't afford to charter )
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Congratulations great fish those don't come along very often. Seen a few hands with a hook in them although not that big of a hook. Kudos to the captain for staying there.
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that was worth it
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Where's my fillets?
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Originally Posted by Yamaha1050 View Post
Props to the Capt. I wouldn't want to keep fishing for 5 hrs with a hook that big stuck in my finger that deep...!
Just rub a little dirt on it...
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Awesome. Congrats. Pig.
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Stud YFT - nice work
that is a big hook - painfull price to pay
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Ouch
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Nice fish. Nice pictures. I don't understand why it took 90 minutes to bring that fish over the washboard. Maybe the S Atlantic yellowfin are more tenacious than the Venice, La yellowfin. It only takes about 10 minutes to bring in a 100 pound yellowfin in the Gulf. What size gear were you using that it took so long?
Not trying to be argumentative or confrontational....90 min seems excessive.
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Nice catch, not sure what was worse the pic of the hook in finger or that Huk outfit.
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Wow very nice.Congrats
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Originally Posted by Saltydawg15 View Post
Nice catch, not sure what was worse the pic of the hook in finger or that Huk outfit.

LMFAO !!! didnt think anyone would disapprove of my "outfit" ......i left my dockers and loafers at home lol....btw those shorts are pelagic not huk for those conscious minded fashionistas
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Originally Posted by sydngoose View Post
Nice fish. Nice pictures. I don't understand why it took 90 minutes to bring that fish over the washboard. Maybe the S Atlantic yellowfin are more tenacious than the Venice, La yellowfin. It only takes about 10 minutes to bring in a 100 pound yellowfin in the Gulf. What size gear were you using that it took so long?
Not trying to be argumentative or confrontational....90 min seems excessive.
10 mins on a 100lb yf is impressive to say the least.
i have seen alot of yf caught and most fish above about 75lbs give most people a hard time
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Very nice fish!! Hook not so much - hope it heals quickly for the next trip!
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Dumb question... Do you try to remove a hook that size and that deep while on the water or head to ER?
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Originally Posted by mike_s View Post
Dumb question... Do you try to remove a hook that size and that deep while on the water or head to ER?
We had a doctor onboard. The wound was cleaned as well as possible, hook was stabilized and hand wrapped and iced. Captain's call to stay out and fish.
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Originally Posted by sydngoose View Post
Nice fish. Nice pictures. I don't understand why it took 90 minutes to bring that fish over the washboard. Maybe the S Atlantic yellowfin are more tenacious than the Venice, La yellowfin. It only takes about 10 minutes to bring in a 100 pound yellowfin in the Gulf. What size gear were you using that it took so long?
Not trying to be argumentative or confrontational....90 min seems excessive.
A lot of it has to do with the angler and gear, but every tuna is different. I've seen a 100lb yf take almost 2 hours and I've seen a 160+lb take 5 minutes with no belt or harness. Neither of those are typical, but if the fish is a fighter, then it takes as long as the fish wants it to take.
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