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Old 03-13-2006, 06:27 AM
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Got one the other day when lines went first in!!! It's the only adrenaline rush I can compare to going fast in a boat. This isn't mine but here's a pic....
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Congrats! Where? How long did it take you to get it in? Line test? Weight of fish?
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:09 AM
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7' long full blown adult fish, he was so lit up!!! Shimano 30, 20 lb. test. about 7 minutes. Everyone says I'm not going to experience it 'til I catch one on a spinning reel with like 10 lb. test but my arm still hurts... Caught it in about 120 ft. off the loran tower between Jupiter and Sutart, FL. water was 71 degrees. After that we just got a bunch of dolphin. Hey, my sister eats Mahi... I don't, I just call her and tell her I've got your dinner.
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Good show, that means the sailfish for my wife is still waiting for her off Fort Lauderdale. <gg>

My 7 foot 1 inch sail was 84 pounds after props took a chunk out of him. I am guessing yours weighed 85 to 100 pounds. I also cuaght mine in 120 feet of water, then he ran out to 600 feet. Took me an hour and a half to reel him in on 18 pound test.

You are lucky to have caught such a nice sized fish!

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thanks, I feel lucky to have good friends to take me out too. That was my third, ever
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go down to miami on 24th to catch my first sail.cant wait.
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Good show, that means the sailfish for my wife is still waiting for her off Fort Lauderdale. <gg>

My 7 foot 1 inch sail was 84 pounds after props took a chunk out of him. I am guessing yours weighed 85 to 100 pounds. I also cuaght mine in 120 feet of water, then he ran out to 600 feet. Took me an hour and a half to reel him in on 18 pound test.

You are lucky to have caught such a nice sized fish!
Wow I did not know that Atlantic Sail Fish get that big.I knew they got 7' but the weight 85 lbs wow that must be some fight.

Great job guys on the sails.
I am going to have to try it some time


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Man I'd love to do that.
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Wow I did not know that Atlantic Sail Fish get that big.I knew they got 7' but the weight 85 lbs wow that must be some fight.

Great job guys on the sails.
I am going to have to try it some time


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uh yeah.... congrats, but atlantic sails dont get that big40-60 lbs average

heading to guatamala first week in april for a few days of sailfishing

i fish off miami ALL the time but...

this is the cats azz(copy of email)

Ted,
This weeks fishing report!!!
Thanks
Jim

GUATEMALA RED RED RED HOT - BEST DAY EVER

This fishing report for the week ending 03-11-06 is
prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which
operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina,Guatemala.The
fishing grounds for the past week ranged between 18 to
30 miles with calm days and fairly flat seas with late
afternoon winds causing some chop. This week saw most
boats releasing sails in the mid twenties into the
high double digits WITH ONE BOAT REPORTING OVER
100.Today it looks like another world record for most
sails on conventional was set.This week saw the
fishing going from hot to todays red hot / sizzling.
We at the Great Sailfishing Company hosted several
parties / day charters including the Harry party that
released 39 sails on Wednesday and 49 on Friday. Today
the McFadden party released 59 on conventional and
another 6 on the fly.All of our parties enjoy the
comforts of The Joint Venture 35ft.Bertram with hot
morning coffee and hot lunches,fresh fruit,snacks and
real cold beer.Also the first part of this week saw
Marlins in the spread on three different days with 3
hook-ups releasing one 300lb and one 400lb Blue Marlin
great job Mr.Herdon.For more info. contact us at
[email protected] or visit our website at www.greatsailfishing.com
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