300lb Yellowfin on Popper!!!

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by fishr1989, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

    651
    17

  2. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

    1,105
    3
    I have to agree with the comment that congratulated the skipper on boat handling. Not saying it wasn't on a drifting party boat. On the other hand, maybe you could set your drag to say, 20 pounds with 60 pound PP and stop the run before you were spooled without chasing the fish. On the other hand, doesn't the 10,000 hold considerably less line than the 20,000? I know you could get 500 yards of 60 pound on the 20K spool, but I would think considerably less on the 10K. Also, it didn't seem to matter much that the gear ratio was pretty low compared to the 20K. Or do I have that wrong again?

    Another interesting question (may have been answered--I didn't read all 5 plus pages of the thread) but I wonder if the Yo-Zuri was stock.

    Russ
     
  3. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

    11,811
    1,422
    300lb Yellowfin (more like 250) on Yo-Zuri Popper on Hannibal Banks

    300+ Class Yellowfin Tuna on Popper & Spinning Reel - SurfTalk

    We discussed the subject on the other site already.
    He said it is 71" long and check how big a 71" tuna is. :)
    Here is true 300 lbs tuna and compare the fish with this.


    The tuna claimed as 300 lbs yft
    [​IMG]

    295 lbs yft
    [​IMG]
     
  4. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

    651
    17
    The 10000 is a 6:1 ratio compared to the 20K 4:1, the reel holds less line, and if that yo-zuri was stock, i'll take 20 :)
     
  5. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

    1,105
    3
    That's what I was thinking. I've heard somewhere that the lower gear ratio helps you pump them in, but I figure that isn't necessarily so with a spinner.
     
  6. Argo

    Argo Senior Member

    131
    0
    maybe the guy in the first picture is 6'10" and the rod is a 9' rod. and maybe the guy in the second picture is 5'2" ?????
     
  7. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

    1,373
    5
    maybe the guy in the first picture is 6'10" and the rod is a 9' rod. and maybe the guy in the second picture is 5'2" ?????
    :D :D :D
    LMFAO
     
  8. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

    651
    17
    the lower gear will help, but you still need to use the rod. the lower gear does not turn the reel into a winch
     
  9. Mitchw123456

    Mitchw123456 Senior Member

    247
    0
    also the guy in the first pic looks liek he is either sitting or leaning and not purely standing up. I have a hard time believing this one
     
  10. Gunsmoke

    Gunsmoke Guest

    558
    5
    Notice how that guy has his legs wrapped around that tuna. I just wonder if he's aroused!!! I bet that tuna is embarrassed. Kinda surprised the stella isn't anodized pink.:p

    Fishermen are famous stretching a story. I'd be in shock if that tuna was over 180 pounds. Don't ever believe the weight of a fish unless it was weighed on a scale.
     
  11. Argo

    Argo Senior Member

    131
    0
    little hole in the other side of the fish? guess he miss understood it for a good thing when his buddies said that their girlfriends smelled like tuna.....
     
  12. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

    1,699
    14
    little hole in the other side of the fish? guess he miss understood it for a good thing when his buddies said that their girlfriends smelled like tuna.....


    LOL
     
  13. gman

    gman Senior Member

    2,924
    17
    Its a shame ...if it would have positioned as great tuna on spinning gear we would all tell him great job. There is no way that fish is even pushing 200 nevermind 300 lbs. No need to stretch on a fish of that size becuase its an accomplishment to catch a tuna of that size on spinning gear period
     
  14. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

    1,699
    14
    Its a shame ...if it would have positioned as great tuna on spinning gear we would all tell him great job. There is no way that fish is even pushing 200 nevermind 300 lbs. No need to stretch on a fish of that size becuase its an accomplishment to catch a tuna of that size on spinning gear period

    You are right.. in all honesty, catching a tuna that size on spinning gear, is a feat!! but like you say, why cheeze it..????
     
  15. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

    11,811
    1,422
    You are right.. in all honesty, catching a tuna that size on spinning gear, is a feat!! but like you say, why cheeze it..????
    I think they honestly believed it was 300 lbs. It is common guys who don't have many opportunities to see big tuna overestimate the size and weight.
     
  16. Sportfisherman

    Sportfisherman Senior Member

    234
    2
    I think they honestly believed it was 300 lbs. It is common guys who don't have many opportunities to see big tuna overestimate the size and weight.

    Hi Kil ,

    Just got this from a cousin of mine who resides in San Diego , this tuna is 295 lbs. but caught by using traditional method of chunking just recently . Current Conditions

    Jon .
     

    Attached Files:

  17. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

    11,811
    1,422
    Jon, nice cow ! The cow run in lower Baja this year doesn't look as good as in 2005 quantity wise, but it is unbelievable so many cow over or close to 300 lbs have been caught. It kindles my desire to go cow fishing one more time next year. I am planning to go to New Zealand next summer in quest of landing a 400 - 500 lbs giant bluefin on jigs. I talked with Dennis Braid this afternoon and he encouraged me to do it. Once I catch one with heavy conventional setup, I might consider to use Stella 20000 for them. :)
     
  18. Sportfisherman

    Sportfisherman Senior Member

    234
    2
    Hi Kil ,

    Another photo and not sure if it's the same fish which was caught on Dec. 8 but listed on Dec. 14 , but check this link : American Angler Fishing Reports

    Jon .
     
  19. gman

    gman Senior Member

    2,924
    17
    whats up sportfisherman, thats quite a fish he has there no doubt a fat one