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Old 10-11-2008, 05:19 AM
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Wednesday on the Bank. Virgins no more!

Left Gloucester Marina at 5:15 am. Made to NW corner around 6:00 just in time for sunrise and the whale show. What a crowd we counted about 60 boats.

We trolled two squid rigs, two deep divers, and a green machine Daisey Chain. Stayed outside the fleet a trolled the edges. Got fouled on the weed line on the eastern edge. We reset and headed back towards the corner. Heard a number of guys hooked up but we were still wondering what we were doing wrong.

Around 8:00 am bang...ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz the avet 30 goes off. Holy Shite we have a fish on!

We were just saying that if we get on one we can not lose it. We got our shot. It was my set up so I put on the harness and grabbed the rod. I never felt anything so strong. It almost pulled me over twice. My buddy was clearing the lines and driving the boat while I fought the fish. It was a beast. My rod doubled over and line peeled off for the first run. I had to walk around the cockpit to keep the line from going under the boat. After 20 minutes I was finally I was able to get some line back...then it made another run. I had to steer it away from the swim platform as my buddy turned the boat to keep it in the corner.

I managed to put more line back on but it went for another run. I don't think I could have managed this fish without the harness. It was a fight but I had good leverage and raised the fish. We finally saw color...a monster. I got it close to the boat and we tried a gaff shot and just missed. The fish went for a short powerful run but it was running out of steam. The second gaff shot was perfect right behind the gill. It took both of us to haul it over the rail.

We were pumped!!! Our first tuna! 53 inches and fat as hell. It hit a Rapala x-rap deep diver. We switched out the factory trebles for Gamakatsus. The front hook was set on the jaw but the split ring broke and it was not attached to the lure. We were very lucky that the rear hook was set also.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:38 AM
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Finally got you end wet!! way to go buddy, I heard deep divers have been producing very well this year you just have to fight through the blufish
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:19 AM
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Yeh buddy!! Congrats! My first Tuna was a 70lb Yellowfin on the chunk. After we got'em in the boat I gave back the 7 heinekens i drank on the way out. There still breaking my stones! I assume the 53incher was a bluefin? How much over 100Lbs? How bout a pic or two?
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:36 AM
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56-57 inches is around 100lbs
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Old 10-11-2008, 01:14 PM
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No pic.... no fish. You're still a Virgin until we see the proof !
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:20 AM
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How do you post pics?
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:22 AM
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:04 AM
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Congatz Old Glory !!! great job !! did you get the Rapala from Jonny White ( Fishermans Outfitters ?? )
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:28 PM
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Way to go Old Glory !!!!!!!!
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