PEI September 24-26 2012, 909LB Bluefin Tuna landed!

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  1. Saltywater tackle

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    We had an amazing 2 days of fishing in PEI and still have 1 more day to go, I wanted to go beyond the ordinary and also wanted to push the Shimano Talica 50II matched with Shimano Tallus TLT-STXH. The other set is a MC Works prototype rod 5310XX and was built according to our specification to target Bluefin tuna on stand up. Both set up did an outstanding job and performance, on the top of that I went with 130lb Power Pro hollow line and did not have any issues, My first fish landed yesterday on the MC Works rod, was estimated at 550lb and took under 20 minutes. BigTom was next, Tom had an estimated 600lb on the Shimano Tallus under 50 minutes.
    Today was a little slow, it was amazing initially but then it slowed down, we lost a fish at first light due to line tangling to a net but the afternoon paid off when a monster inhaled a Mackerel from the kite, the fight was on. I landed a 909lb on the Shimano Talica 50II match out with Shimano Tallus TLT-STXH under 57 minutes and the guys decided to use the tag,
    I couldn’t be happier then that.
    Tackle used:
    Shimano Talica 50II match out with Shimano Tallus TLT-STXH
    Shimano Talica 50II match out with MC Works 5310XX Prototype rod
    Line: Power Pro Hollow 130lb
    Lure of choice: live Mackerel :)

    Tight lines
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    MC Works 5310XX Prototype paired with Shimano Talica 50II
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    Fish getting released
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    Shimano Talica 50II match out with Shimano Tallus TLT-STXH
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    Tom with his estimated 600lb :)
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    A day to remember, weighted 909lb at the dock :)
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  2. lordhell

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    Amazing job Sami as always, congrats!

    I'll have to get my Tac 50II spooled up soon, but funny that I have Power Pro Hollow Ace 130lb for it as well, and to be mounted on a Shimano Tallus TLT-STXH sitting in my closet. :) I'm glad to see that the setup can handle such a monster fish!
     

  3. egluck

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    Glad you got to use some of your own tackle this year; seems like it did the job. You had a great fishing companion in Tom too!
     
  4. Buddha

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    Looking good guys!
     
  5. holy cow

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    Stupendious Report. Congratulations to Tom, Sami and crew. Proud moment.
     
  6. sami G

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    Shocker!

    You were suppose to be on this trip :)
     
  7. egluck

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    Don't worry Tom, who needs bluefin tuna when you have voracious Breezy point bluefish!
     
  8. BigAnchovy

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    You were suppose to be on this trip :)

    Screw PEI Mussels....I hope you get PEI Crabs!
     
  9. egluck

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    Tom, maybe next year we can get the breezy point crew up there. you me Paul and Raymond. Sami has caught enough giant bluefin tuna for now. :p
     
  10. pompeypat

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    beautiful catch...well done!
     
  11. Inspiro

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    Congrats Sami
    Glad to see you use smaller sized reels and less heavy line for those monsters
    Hope you catch a grander on your last day
     
  12. sami G

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    Thank you Guys :)

    Congrats Sami
    Glad to see you use smaller sized reels and less heavy line for those monsters
    Hope you catch a grander on your last day

    Hi Isnspiro,
    I had no doubt that the reel will perform well, i trust Shimano and i believe they build the best reels regardless,
    I caught my grander last year, so i am good :) today is Tom's day and i hope he will catch a big fish to.
     
  13. BigTomF

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    Don't worry Tom, who needs bluefin tuna when you have voracious Breezy point bluefish!

    So true, both have "blue" in their name!
     
  14. Matt Born

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    congrats boys!! awesome fish!! good luck today!
     
  15. lite-liner

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    Wow! Congrats on a great accomplishment, Sami!
     
  16. Khalid

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    haha suprise suprise!
     
  17. pgdcocean

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    Good job Sami and Big Tom -- nice fish all around. Wish I could have been there with you!
     
  18. sami G

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    Thanks for the kind words guys :)
    Another outstanding day on the water today, report to follow later tonight :)
     
  19. sami G

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    Thanks for the kind words guys :)
    Another outstanding day on the water today, report to follow later tonight :)
     
  20. Saltywater tackle

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    Another outstanding day on the water to conclude our outstanding trip!
    Tom wanted to try the chair as he never fought a fish on a chair before, the bite was finicky and it took us close to 7 strikes to finally come tight, it looks like they are not committing or they are sensing the leader at the bite and dropping the bait,
    But finally it happened and Tom managed to get an estimated 800lb in 50 minutes to the boat side, took a few pictures and released the fish.
    We then saw fish busting close to the herring boat, made a drift close to the boat and got tight on the MC Works 5310XX Prototype rod, bad luck as we get tangled up on a buoy but with the help of everyone on board we freed our line and the fight was on.
    After having felt the power of the MC Works rod from the previous fight and with all the confidence, I increased my drag, looking to fulfill the purpose of my trip.
    If it survives the fight it will be adequate for this kind of fishery, and she did with all ease!
    I landed an estimated 850lb in 44 minutes, the rod feels like a beast with so much power to apply and transferring the pressure to the fish thus cutting the fighting time, I have always been impressed and will continue to be amazed by the line of MC Works rods.
    Enjoy the pictures; we are heading home in a couple of hours :)

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    Estimated 800lb being released at the boat side
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    MC Works SD5310XX Prototype with a nice bend
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    An estimated 850lb caught in 44 minutes on the MC Works SD5310XX Prototype rod
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  21. Khalid

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    Good picture guys.
    Sami do you have end game bendo pictures of the MC Works?