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Normalfellow
10-03-2008, 03:01 AM
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Short Version: 1 hour and 45 minutes on 40lb, Trinidad 40 Narrow, with GUSA 65xh. Went to Cabo San Lucas. Captain estimated at 140 pounds. give or take. Got owned. my friend Svue took over as my back was done and the fish was gaining more and more line after the 1 hour and 15 min mark. I let my friend borrow my new smittys belt and i used the captains belt which hurt my left testicle. My friend Chris got an 80lb also on the same boat with me, while my buddy O, Jerry, and Dave were fighting their 5th 60-80 pound class fish. They have not given me their pics yet but here are mine. Lots of fish in the 10-20 pound range..wfo. Dorado fishing was excellent also. Everyone in our group of 16 got their fill of fish. Must be my lucky year.

Enjoy the pics.



Chris's fish

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fun

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not so fun

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owned.

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svue pulling hard/

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color

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Porkchop5420
10-03-2008, 03:19 AM
Damn. Glad to see that your trip went well. Congrat on the big TUNA. Especially on a single speed reel.

one_leg
10-03-2008, 09:28 AM
Congratulations to you on the awesome fish!!!!!





That right there is why I prefer private boat fishing.

























Even though I only have a very limited amount of private boating under my belt, I would rather go on a private boat any day of the week.

JT FISHJUNKY
10-03-2008, 09:50 AM
Are you kidding me...........

What a battle.

Those are some sick photo's.

I like the one of the fish at deep color :EyePop:

cappo
10-03-2008, 10:34 AM
Thats freakin awesome!!! Congrats man.

JapanRon
10-03-2008, 10:57 AM
Hi Normalfellow,

Great catch on 40lb test line !! IGFA records show that catches of Tuna weighing over 10 times the line class is common. Congrats .... sashimi ... sashimi ... sashimi !! Glad I wasn't killed by pulling on that fish !!

Again ..... WTG !!

JapanRon

Troutman65
10-03-2008, 11:00 AM
Thats the kind Man !!!!

Great job on the YFT. :Cool::Envious:


Thanks for the report and pics.

Trout Nine
10-03-2008, 11:09 AM
WOW now thats one big YFT WTG!

T9

troutdog
10-03-2008, 11:27 AM
Awesome fish, congrats on slaying that beast!


TD

Gmoney
10-03-2008, 11:46 AM
INSANE
great pix and recap
damn....I hate to even reply to this thread as it is cutting into my time to view the pictures again and again
A+++ PHOTOS

thanks for sharing the trip with us....major props to y'all!

G$

supasportkid
10-03-2008, 12:27 PM
nice catch!!!

Native Gal
10-03-2008, 05:22 PM
AWESOME, TRULY AWESOME. ONE SWEET YFT. :Thumbs Up:
CONGRATS ON THE CATCHES GUYS.
Thanks for the pixs.

NG
:Big Grin:

Ambassadorhawg
10-03-2008, 05:45 PM
Nice fishy! Those things hurt to pull on, huh?

slief
10-03-2008, 06:19 PM
Holy cow! Thats a beast on 40# line! Congrats on that find catch!!! I was in Cabo in June and the water wasnt warmed up enough yet to get the good fish! I want to go to Cabo right now after seeing your post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!


Great job an that one! I hope it was good eating!

Ifishtoolittle
10-04-2008, 12:02 AM
Those are some NICE YFTs, by the way did you bring your own rods and reels down to Cabo?

BassEngineer
10-04-2008, 12:20 AM
Now thats what I call a fish!:Shocked:

Normalfellow
10-05-2008, 09:55 AM
Those are some NICE YFTs, by the way did you bring your own rods and reels down to Cabo?

Yes i bring down all my own gear.

thanks guys for all the kind comments. Definetly a fish to remember

russ88
10-05-2008, 12:16 PM
Freakin INSANE!! I can't even begin to imagine......CONGRATS!

O
10-05-2008, 12:30 PM
Atta boy Billy! The light line was definitly the ticket-So proud to see you pick up that big YFT when we pulled up next to you! I gotta get you the pics when I get home. Congrats again

Sinjin Kim
10-06-2008, 08:09 PM
Normalfellow,

Didn't you post a report where you jumped in the water for your rod during an offshore bite? Is so, this report doesn't surprise. I've never met you, but you seem to be a die hard who knows what he is doing. Congrats on a trip you will remember for the rest of your life.

Sinjin