Possible world record YFT. Taped out at 381lbs

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Team Buddahead, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Team Buddahead

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    From the Intrepid:
    Tue. Dec. 11, 2007: Well here goes. With today being our last day down here it was absolutly a wonderful way to wrap things up. We drifted again all day and picked away at these brutes ending the day with 12 of the 120 to 190lb. grade and 8 from 210 to 260lbs. We also picked up another Tuna today that taped out at 381 lbs. Congrats go to Bill Falter for battling this GIANT Tuna and as you can imagine Bill is a very excited and happy fisherman. Bill hooked this fish on the kite after it exploded on a jumbo live squid pinned to a custom double hook leader using an 18/0 Mustad 39960D circle hook and a 12/0 7691 Stinger attached to a 600 lb. Softsteel leader. Backing that up with 200 lb. Jerry Brown hollow spectra on an AVET PRO EXW 50-2 ( thanks Harry, you rock ) and a Seeker G463XXXH Black Steel Grafite rod this fish really didn't stand a chance. Here is a couple of shots and I'm sure there will be more later.

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  2. hatidua

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    It's a big YFT to be sure and I'd be thrilled to have caught it even it if only weighed 200#s. BUT, let's wait until they hang it on the scale on land before the "new record" excitement begins. There was a big YFT that "taped out" at 402#s a month ago in PV. It mysteriously shrunk to about 360# back at the dock...
     

  3. Team Buddahead

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    They taped the YFT short by the reports from the boat...Boat will be in noonish tomorrow...
     
  4. hatidua

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    It'd be fun to see it be a record, a new number to try and beat for a while :)
     
  5. gman

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    whats up Mark
     
  6. hatidua

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    whats up Mark

    shoveling snow while tonight/tomorrow's storm approaches with more :mad:
     
  7. Team Buddahead

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    Mark, what part of Colorado?
     
  8. hatidua

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    Mark, what part of Colorado?

    I spend September-February in Boulder, Colorado, and March-August in Stuart, Florida.
     
  9. gman

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    hey guess what were in the same boat, Instead of leaving for my fishing trip I just froze my ass off outside shoveling snow
     
  10. Ragman

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    hey guess what were in the same boat, Instead of leaving for my fishing trip I just froze my ass off outside shoveling snow

    That's about the only thing I don't miss since we moved from Ft. Lee back to Texas. We left just after that last blizzard in January of '05 or '06?

    I'd like to have seen that fish going for the kite bait on top though!
     
  11. hatidua

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    a photo taken less than 10 minutes ago after I finished scraping off the sidewalk in front of the house. this is the park across the street and folk x-country skiing after work -
     

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  12. Team Buddahead

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    Lived in Highlands Ranch for 11 years......Just got to San Antonio last year....
    Here's one from the past....
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  13. xs_tackle

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    . . . There was a big YFT that "taped out" at 402#s a month ago in PV. It mysteriously shrunk to about 360# back at the dock...

    If they rush the taping b/c the fish is flopping and their hands are shaking, "bleed 'em out" for flavor, hang 'em up (do you see blood on the deck?) for pix and maybe freeze them (but not one caught on the last day, surely) rather than put them into RSW, you can understand the origin of a few pounds of discrepancy.
     
  14. bunile

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    that fish is bigger than I am, then I will allow a few discrepant pounds +/_ O.K.!!!! but, who can eat more ? That is the question.
     
  15. lite-liner

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    Lived in Highlands Ranch for 11 years......Just got to San Antonio last year....
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    What is all that white crap! uuuugh!
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  16. gman

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    That's about the only thing I don't miss since we moved from Ft. Lee back to Texas. We left just after that last blizzard in January of '05 or '06?

    I'd like to have seen that fish going for the kite bait on top though!


    I used to live in Palisades Park, small world, we live in Fairfield now much better

    Liteliner where the hell is that
     
  17. gman

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    a photo taken less than 10 minutes ago after I finished scraping off the sidewalk in front of the house. this is the park across the street and folk x-country skiing after work -


    that is awesome, I need to become a photographer so I can live in Beautifull Colorado and sunny Florida too. God Bless
     
  18. hatidua

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    update: well, that potential world record weighed 355#s at the dock according to a report I just got from SD. These "taped" numbers get hopes up every few months right now and I'd love the record to get smashed as much as anyone.....but taped weights have a tendency to be optimistic as of late :(
     
  19. hatidua

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    that's a whole lot of sashimi standing on it's nose :D