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View Poll Results: What is the biggest fish you have caught from your sailboat?
I usually buy instead of catch 0 0%
I caught a flying fish but that was by accident 2 8.33%
0-5 lbs. 2 8.33%
6-20 lbs 5 20.83%
21-50 lbs. 5 20.83%
51-100 lbs. 4 16.67%
101-200 lbs. 1 4.17%
It was so big it ate my boat 5 20.83%
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Old 19-10-2007, 08:18   #1
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BIGGEST FISH

What is the biggest fish you ever caught from your sailboat? Were you trolling or fishing while anchored? What lure or live bait did you use to catch this fish?
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Old 19-10-2007, 08:50   #2
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4 1/2 & a 5 foot wahoo. tasty too! Dragging a red cedar plug.
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Old 19-10-2007, 08:52   #3
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Keegan, I accidently snagged a sunfish while trolling that looked like a big army blanket. Could not tell how big.Cut the line. The biggest I have landed was a tuna about 150lb. By the time we got it in the cockpit and it started got into what is known as "Death Rattles'. I thought the boat was going to come apart! The tuna regurgitated about 20 pounds of baitfish and blood everywhere. What a mess! I have since learned to cut the tail or cover the eyes. Sushi and tuna steaks for three days and froze enough for a month!
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Rub it in Capt. Bil. Us monos cannot troll fast enough for Wahoo!
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I leave the fishing to my crew. Not much of a fisherman, but I voted based on my crew's claims
Great poll by the way.
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4 1/2 & a 5 foot wahoo. tasty too! Dragging a red cedar plug.
Did you have a wire rig to the cedar plug or was it on mono. Wahoos tend to bite off the lure if it is mono.

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The five footer even half a boat could have caught. We had just cleared the anchorage in La Blanquilla, Ven and were just setting the sails. Probably doinf 5 knots and he found us. Took me 45 muscle burning minuted to get him in.

100 lb test and wire leader. We drug that lure for 3000nm catching a ton of fish (black fin tuna, king mackeral, wahoo, dorado, barracuda, weeds) before a barracude took it deep and we decided he could have it.
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Wasn't my boat, but my old college roommate's dad's boat. Does that count? It was years ago.
The fish was a 7'6" sailfish, kinda skinny at only 53 pounds. I'm not an expert on them, but my friend's dad said he was skinny 'cause it was the end of the breeding/mating season and he was just starting to eat again.
We were about 8 miles off shore, nearly due east of Palm Beach, FL.
Rig was a bait fish... I can't recall right now what it was called, but we caught them in shallow water with a net before we headed offshore. There was a teaser plug with feathers and such on the line ahead of the baitfish, and a stainless steel wire leader.
The boat was making 4, maybe 5 knots, not real fast. The fish only jumped once and he really was not a big challenge to bring in. But he sure did taste good!
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Old 19-10-2007, 12:49   #10
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3 Foot Striped Bass, trolling a silver spoon lure at 5.5 knots, in Long Island Sound.

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I hate fish, pretty much all sea food in fact. Would rather eat beefaroni and you probably know how bad that is.

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I do most of my fishing at the supermarket. It is considerably cheaper and I get the kind I want each time.
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I've caught mostly dolphin fish while trolling--we're too slow for a wahoo. The biggest was 48" and probably 28-30 lb--a big bull dolphin. I've had great luck with a tarted-up cedar plug, green with a yellow and red belly.
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We catch a lot of fish while cruising in Michigan and the North Channel. Our biggest was a nice size steelhead caught casting with a Mepps spinner from the dinghy.

We knew we wouldn't be able to eat all of it before the ice went. Three passing hikers got to eat a nice piece of trout instead of the re-hydrated stuff they had planned on!

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