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no lie this aint near about the biggest one i have seen. i believe we got some 17 to 20 footers around here. they have allowed us to hunt them for the last few years but about 6 or 7 years ago i seen one on the bank of a slough and i swear this thing was bigger than a school bus. It was only about 50 feet away so i know im not exaggerating at all. i guess in florida and louisana being that yall have hunting seasons on them they just dont get as big as they used to is this accurate??
This post was edited by Boner 23 months ago
Here's a link to the FL record caught in the 2010 season. 14'3
Our hunting season is really short (like 2 weeks or so). They have a lottery system for tags and I think they only give out about 7,000 statewide for the season. Fortunately they give priority to previous hunters so I always get tags. They may get bigger in the everglades but we don't get to hunt there. The available spots are normally near residential areas not the deep swamps where the big boys probably roam. You use an airboat? Do any bow fishing?
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naw. my dad is the caretaker of a private timber corparation its like 23000 acres and there is probaly 2500 of water and there was some people who had tags for the gators and i just guided them to where i had seen the big gators at and they ran arcross several over 10' and they got those out. every one they caught i killed with my pistol. that was fun. apperantly it isnt a law where you cant use guns if it is i guess we broke the law but being it was on private land i dunno if it would matter or not.
in all honesty i know the gator that we killed was 13'9" but i didnt see the weight when they weighed him but they told me it was over 1100 which is hard to believe but i went and looked at it at the bass pro shop and on the little plaque it does say it so who knows. he was really fat though.
64 lb bull dolphin
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
Some nice Wahoos. Did you get them trolling bombs?
My thoughts exactly. If this were a fishing forum this thread would get to at least 10 pages about keeping or releasing.
This last season someone caught a 8-9 lb. Calico Bass on a charter I was on. I told him to release it because they are slow growing (prob 20+ year old fish) and we need those big breeders to keep reproducing.
He told me off and that it was in his right to keep it. I gave him my two cents and walked away. This is one reason why I hate it when newbies come on these trips.
This post was edited by Go Blue Ranger 2 years ago
Where did you catch your BFT?
Last year I was on a four day out of San Diego and we were chasing the Blue Fins the whole time. We had so many chances, but the fish were extremly line shy and would just sink once we got on the spot.
We were about 25 yards off a spot when we saw a school of giant (80-100lb) BFT just crashing on the surface. It was the same old story because they would just sink once we started our drift.
She was about 225. She had a cute face and I was drunk.
For me, it was this big. I swear.
I'm from MD. I used to swim in that ocean all the time. Good ocean the Atlantic is.
That's nice, but why kill it?
Once and a lifetime trip, had always wanted to catch something big and get it mounted since I was like 4 and before that the biggest fish I had caught was a 7 pound like 20 inch lake trout, it was truly a once and a lifetime trip and I just couldn't say no....
That's cool. I have a big sailfish mounted.
most of the wahoo were caught on ilander ballyhoo combos...here is another wahoo and another yellowfin
This post was edited by Fiver 2 years ago
that's a big dolphin...any pictures?
You don't need the body to get it mounted. I don't even think there are companies out there that do skin mounts anymore. All you need in the measurements and a picture. Hell, you don't even need a picture. Taking an apex predator like this ot of the ecosystem is bad. I would imagine you caught this fish a while back because now days you seriously might get punched int he face for bringing something like this back. One thing is for sure you would get booed like a Notre Dame football team.
This post was edited by Weedline 2 years ago
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No homo, but what kind of logo does the guy on the far right have on his shirt? it looks like the logo from my old high shcool
My grandparents own a beach house out in DE that we fish at every year. It's really over fished and we only go into a bay probably this biggest I caught was a 20' in Flounder. Not impressive or anything but pretty decent for going on near shore fishing.
I always like to release my catch. I still get the satisfaction of catching the fish but the fish also gets another chance to live. It's pretty astounding how over fished our oceans are today.
That was my thoughts... I just didn't want to say anything.
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