Biggest GOM Tuna Contest

Discussion in '360 Degrees Lounge' started by Minnow, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    Post a picture of you and your biggest tuna caught in the Gulf of Mexico, and win a Fin Nor Offshore spinning reel.

    Rules:

    1. Biggest/heaviest tuna win.
    2. tuna must be caught in the gulf of Mexico between now and
    December 15, 2006
    3. 2 people to certify your catch.
    4. Winner must write a report how this reel perform.
    5. No touch up on photo.
     

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  2. Pope

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  3. Dr Jeff

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    have they notified you of delivery date? mine,from Tackle Direct was supposed to be shipped this week.
     
  4. Minnow

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    Not yet, I hope I get it soon so I can play with it LOL.
     
  5. Dr Jeff

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    why haven't you replied to my jig/stinger hook question on tackle forum? I need all the help I can get. Only tuna I've caught were in Hawaii by accident,trolling for marlin.
     
  6. Minnow

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    Sorry for late replay.
    I also caught my first yft 63# trolling in Hawaii.
     
  7. MrBill

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    Put me down for a 103 pounder. Caught 11/11/06. I have plenty of witnesses to verify. I don't think the 103 will last long. those guys leaving this weekend should catch some in the 150 range. I hope to get out one more time before the end of the year.
     
  8. SkeeterRonnie

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    i betcha someone on the GEM trips breaks 200 # YFT
     
  9. Minnow

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    You got it MrBill.
    Do you mind post your tuna picture here?
     
  10. MrBill

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    You got it MrBill.
    Do you mind post your tuna picture here?

    I will crop out my face because I'm afraid that GQ magazine might want me to become a model if they see such a handsome guy on the internet.
     
  11. mcgolfer

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    the 103 may be safe. the last time we spent 4 days offshore the biggest tuna were under 100lbs. however this time we will have some of that ocean tackle international tackle that should make all the difference. ...i hope....rick
     
  12. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    I have this image in my mind....

    Gunsmoke and MrBill are fighting a drift sock with a Fin-Nor OS9500...

    :)
     
  13. MrBill

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    I just realized I already put this on another thread. But here it is again. I told you I was built like a whiskey barrel.
     

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  14. jig

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    TJ, does the tuna have to be caught on a FinNor reel? Or is this just a biggest fish contest?
     
  15. Ragman

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    Just the biggest, jig.

    The Fin Nor reel is the prize.
     
  16. Minnow

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    Just for your information.
    360tuna is not affiliated with FIN-NOR, I choose this reel because I think its best bang for the buck.

    Thanks to TOO for donation of $169 to 360tuna.com, I decided to buy this reel for give away contest.
    In the future I am planning to give away more prizes, if we have more sponsors for this site.
    If anybody or company wants to be a sponsor of 360tuna.com, 60% of the money collected from the sponsor will be used to buy fishing tackle or fishing trip as a give away to 360tuna.com members and moderators.
     
  17. Argo

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    if nyati registers you might be in danger, I hear they got a fat one this weekend.
     
  18. STx Fisherman

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    Nice fish MrBill....
    There are not a whole lot of 100# class YFT's landed...it's certainly in contention. Good luck!
    Great pic ... by the way ... whiskey barrel and all....
     
  19. Gunsmoke

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    Nice fish MrBill....
    There are not a whole lot of 100# class YFT's landed...it's certainly in contention. Good luck!
    Great pic ... by the way ... whiskey barrel and all....

    That Mrbill has drank enough whiskey in his life to fill up a tractor trailer. I think that might be the reason he is built like an old oak barrel. You are what you eat. That tuna didn't have a chance against that stout old tree trunk.

    One of his best moments was when he gaffed an unhooked ling at the boat. I saw him try feeding this 6 foot ling everything in the boat but he wouldn't take a hook. It was driving him nuts. He finally teased the ling to the boat with parts of a sandwich. When the ling got within gaffing range, he stuck it. All hell broke loose.

    Water was flying everywhere. He was half way out the boat numerous times but those giant legs wouldn't go overboard. I was laughing so hard I couldn't help. I thought the tail of that huge ling was going to put a hole in the side of the boat. He wanted that fish real bad. He and everybody on the boat got drenched in a saltwater bath for about ten minutes.

    He finally pinned the head of the ling to the gunnel and was yelling for a billy club. I wouldn't give him one because I was having such a good time watching the show. He finally started hitting the ling in the head with those bear paws he calls hands. The ling finally gave up after about a dozen blows to the head. That was about 15 years ago, and I still hear from time to time about how he kicked that ling's arse.
     
  20. MrBill

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    That Mrbill has drank enough whiskey in his life to fill up a tractor trailer. I think that might be the reason he is built like an old oak barrel. You are what you eat. That tuna didn't have a chance against that stout old tree trunk.



    If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black. Your not exactly a string bean. I bet you've had a box car of Scotch go through your liver. Now don't go telling stories about me. I could write a book about you. I did kick that Ling's Arse.