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Old 04-06-2004, 03:19 PM
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Here is another view of my Pursuit trolling on the Caloosahatchee yesterday.
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Old 04-06-2004, 04:24 PM
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I do that for a living. Photoshop. Nice try tho
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Old 04-06-2004, 04:34 PM
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Better look for a day job because that was genuine.

By the way, did you get up here and try it?

These are tough to weigh but he had to be over 200 lbs.

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Old 04-06-2004, 08:35 PM
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Sadly, as hard as we worked to revive him, he did not survive the hookup. A neighbor found him floating near the spot where we caught him, tonight.
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Old 04-07-2004, 09:24 AM
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Made it to the Punta Rassa ramp, but ran out of time with some work I had down that way and never got up river.

Not sure I would have made that last post. And by the way, he was a she - the big ones are always female and the big females always show up first & fortunaterly they're usually hungry.
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:13 AM
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Forgot to say, if that's a real jump shot, it's a good one - my congrats to whoever pushed the button.
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:49 AM
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Not sure if the dead one was him(her). There are two or three boats that are generally out there and we talk as we fish. Since Tarpon seem to be so quick and digital cameras are so slow to focus then shoot before the jump is over, we take pictures as we troll by. This was taken from one of those boats.
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Old 04-07-2004, 12:36 PM
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male vs female tarpon. If it was as big as you said, it's a female. The average mature male is 70-90 lbs, and males seldom exceed 100 lbs.
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:26 PM
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Here's mine from March 22nd

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Old 04-08-2004, 05:16 AM
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Default RE: Trolling for Tarpon: That's funny!

Is it just a handful of you guys doing this? If so that's gotta' be one of the best fellings associated w/ fishing [and a diminishing one as well]

You find or stumble onto a unique little fishery and get to share it w/ a few buddies, that's what it is all about.

First Light- looks like those guys are giving you a run for your money re pics!
I'll be in FL for a week starting tomorrow by the way. Going offshore Canaveral for sure and might ride down to Sarasota and jump on the CABO...... I'l call you if I get over your way.

Enjoy it guys!
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Old 04-08-2004, 07:15 AM
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Tom: Good deal. Going to the Dania Marine Flea Market on Thursday/15th, and going on a blackfin tuna mission one day next week, but don't know which day yet. If we go looking for blackfin the day you're over here you're welcome aboard, and or maybe your buddy on the Cabo will want to take his boat also?
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Old 04-11-2004, 10:11 PM
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Did you retrieve the hooks while releasing the fish? Circle hooks greatly improve survival rate. Some fish seem to need a long time to revive. I givem an extra couple of pulls until I'm sure their gas tank is recharged. It's a sickening feeling to see these great fighters slide into the deep - they seem to forget to breathe when finally forced boatside.

PS they're off Ft Myers beach now.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:50 AM
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Roughlife,
Several of those we brought up to the boat had circle hooks and lures on them already. We just try to bring them up close enough to grab the leader, hopefully get the lure and snap a picture. I don't know what more we could do without killing the fish. Your ideas would be welcome.
We were set to go out this morning but the lightning scared us off. Nothing like using outriggers for lightning rods. It's getting sort of slow here on the river. Maybe the run has ended. It was good while it lasted.
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