350lbs YFT on spinning gear = pain

Discussion in 'Fishing Reports' started by ballywho, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. ballywho

    ballywho Well-Known Member

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    Hello guys, can't resist posting the video of us idiots being humbled by 350lbs of YFT using a 600gr Hopper jigging rod and a Stella 20k. Funnily enough, this fish was caught about 8 milles away from the anchorage. You can see the Coast on the last picture. Took us 5 hours to finally boat the fish and as you can hear in the video, drag was tight ! hopefully the video shows how the mood went from fun, to despair, to disbelief throughout the 5 hour fight.... To put the power of the fish in perspective, this 100+ pounder caught earlier the same day only took 20 minutes to boat using the same tackle:


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  2. jig boat

    jig boat Active Member

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    Beautiful fish. Congrats. Glad to see someone "living the dream"
     

  3. redgarvey

    redgarvey Member

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    Congrats on the super cow!
     
  4. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    That's the most impressive catch I've seen on here in a while! Congrats!
     
  5. ballywho

    ballywho Well-Known Member

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    thank you guys !
     
  6. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    that just looks like WORK!!
    Great job Pierre and crew!
    huge sickles!
     
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  7. semipro

    semipro Senior Member

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    Awesome video,it looks like big torpido
    Thank you for posting
     
  8. KMitchell

    KMitchell Senior Member

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    Never again?

    The clip says 'never again', c/mon man you cant turn down another big one.
     
  9. mythosbeer

    mythosbeer Senior Member

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    Nice! Sick sickles!
     
  10. ballywho

    ballywho Well-Known Member

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    I'll cut the line without second thoughts ! It was seriously painful and nerve-wracking.... Or maybe I'll just suffer again just in case it's a 400 pounder this time....
     
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  11. JohnnyMax

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    What a battle! Impressive! Thank you for sharing that great catch.
     
  12. KMitchell

    KMitchell Senior Member

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    428 lb
     
  13. scubaarchery

    scubaarchery Senior Member

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    Congratulations that is an epic fish! Made me tired just watching your video! Great job keeping the fish on and having the right gear to land it!
     
  14. silkair69

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    Gorgeous fish. I just dont understand how you got out fishing in Panama as i thought all sportfishing is closed?