#231 Bluefin

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  1. gregg

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    Headed out with my buddy in my 15ft whaler on Saturday and found some breezers in the blue water. Took 4-5 tries but we finally got in front of them and I was able to jump in and shoot a nice one. I thought it was a #50-60 when I shot but when I pulled him up I realized I had a tanker. I hit him in the spine and it paralyzed him, the fight only took about 10 minutes. 72" x 53"

    We tried for more but they would sink out every time we got close.

    It went #231 at Dana Landing. I think I'll have sashimi for a while.

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  2. Aeon

    Aeon just a dude who duck hunts

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    That is just rad, good job dude
     
  3. SurfNHuntSD

    SurfNHuntSD Well-Known Member

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    Dang! That's an incredible spear job, and nice shooting.. stoned him nonetheless. Good eats!
     
  4. Snake Charmer

    Snake Charmer Happiness is a warm gut pile

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    Wow ! Congrats !
     
  5. Truduct

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    That is awesome!! Old man in the sea type stuff for sure. 15' boat way to get it done.
     
  6. ilovesprig

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    Holy $hit!..........A tank is an understatement..........lol
     
  7. Lungpopper

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    That's a beast. Nice job.
     
  8. gregg

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    Got some nice meat off him for sure.
     

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  9. Bonejour

    Bonejour Rut - Me worry?
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    That is amazing!
     
  10. ilovesprig

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    That's a lot of sushi..............lol
     
  11. MJB

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    Personal Best?

    Congrats
     
  12. Fowl Play

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    Strong work! That is an awesome fish! What length gun/ number of bands were you using?
     
  13. gregg

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    By a long shot! This is my first tuna, I've never been able to connect with one. I've taken plenty of shots but they are fast and hard to land. I'd say for my first one I knocked it out of the park!
     
  14. gregg

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    72" Merlo/Harranen Tuna gun, 6 bands, cable slip tip and rigging. 5/8 shaft. 100ft bungee with a RA hardfloat, float clutch and a 3ATM Riffe torpedo float.

    Some of you might know the diver that was with me on this trip. I couldn't have got the fish without him.
     

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  15. ilovesprig

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    Tony Hawk?.................lol
     
  16. Sigalert2012

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    Awsome kobob job. 8)
     
  17. Snake Charmer

    Snake Charmer Happiness is a warm gut pile

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    If I were you I'd check spearfishing off the list and mover onto Everest. That's a once in a lifetime achievement, congrats again,
     
  18. gregg

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    Haha, next is a D-16 buck and an Idaho archery elk.. baby steps... ;D
     
  19. Muledeerhunter

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    Great fish, congrats.
     
  20. Drewski2324

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    Wow what a monster. Congrats.
     

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