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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 :)

Tight lines
Sami




Tom's 800lb at strike!






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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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Congrats on the giant-ful trip
I just wanna ask a question off-topic, is it OK to use a rod deigned for jigging with no roller guides for those monsters?well I see that you have succesfully landed it, but is this common practice with no major drawbacks?

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Khalid,
Do I have to remind you who was behind the camera taking pictures while I am fighting:)
those are the best that I manage to salvage ;)

Ouch!
 

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Must have been so sick to see that kind of fish eat on the kite! Awesome stuff man.

"awesome" is an understatement, especially since I was at the other end of line line, bracing myself each time for that initial freight train run.
 

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Wow big fish Sami, and sweet pics Tom! Looks like you guys had an amazing trip. Now that you got those monsters out of your system, time to get the light gear going again...Congrats to both anglers on their accomplishments. Hope to see you guys soon up here on the Cape, the fall run is starting to show signs of life!
 

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Very impressive report guys - congrats on the big fish, quicker than average fight times. I have not been able to experience this fishery first hand but you make it look as "textbook" as one can get congrats again!
 

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Wow big fish Sami, and sweet pics Tom! Looks like you guys had an amazing trip. Now that you got those monsters out of your system, time to get the light gear going again...Congrats to both anglers on their accomplishments. Hope to see you guys soon up here on the Cape, the fall run is starting to show signs of life!
Thank you Captain :)

Awesome fishing, Are those just standard MNSG guides on the MC works?
Hi elpescador,
Yes, those are standard MNSG guides on the MC Works 5310XX prototype rod.

Tight lines
Sami
 
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