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Old 12-14-2015, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Lure'M In Blue Marlin caught off Stuart FL Dec 2015 , 350+- Lbs

An Epic Battle was had on the Lure'M In fishing boat with a #350 +- Blue Marlin right out of Stuart FL. caught on a ‪#‎miniF‬ custom lure. We were not expecting a marlin out on the hunt for sailfish. And to see this beauty so close to FL is a rarity. It was caught and leader-ed on a tiny Avet LX with a 40lb leader.


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Big fish eat peanuts as well
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AWESOME....Thanks for sharing!!!
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Thanks, it was a pleasant surprise to catch that in 240ft of water in December off FL for sure.
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Outstanding!
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Awesome, that's one hell of a surprise
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Looks like a female to me.. what a surprise in site of land too.
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No boatside footage?
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It was an epic day boys! My back and shoulders still hurt, hell of a catch for a 2 man crew but we pulled it off!
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Sweet!!!
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Congratulations!!!!
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Absolutly insane. What lures do you usually run for sailfish this time of year? Can you post a picture of the lure you took her on?
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No boatside footage?

With the 40lb leader we had on it it was pretty much impossible to get to the surface but we did have it swimming about a ft underwater from the side of the boat, where we were able to estimate some measurements. But the pictures we took you cant see it through the water.
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Absolutly insane. What lures do you usually run for sailfish this time of year? Can you post a picture of the lure you took her on?
Yes sir, if im not live bait drifting or im trolling to get a hookup to start drifting I use a few different things specifically for Sails.

My exact spread is mini F, mini B, Crazy swim, and 2 custom bird/squid teasers with 45LC's on the end.

That marlin was caught on the mini F in the picture from top to bottom its the 3rd one down, makes awesome top water action which is what im after Sailfishing. The daisy chains do a fantastic job of attracting the fish in and they either bite that or go for the mini lures..
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That's just awesome. Great job closing on the deal too, 40 pound leader and sailfish gear, that's the stuff!
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one of my larger marlin weve caught in the last few years est to be about 600-650 was caught 20 miles out of Oregon Inlet NC in 85 feet while fishing for AJs on a tower.....we hooked an AJ that the marlin wanted worse than we did!! CRAZY
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thanks Eric, it was a long fight, well not so much fo a fight as a bludgeoning lol, She jsut dragged us where she wanted to go.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:14 PM   #18
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yea fighting big marlin on light tackle is always a blast!
I hooked into a nice sized blue as well on 20pound line on a tld20..... 2 hours later i was hating life
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Nice Fish! Thanks for sharing!
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Hell yeah!
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