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Finally rolled a 7! - UPDATED w/pics
« on: March 19, 2016, 09:57:32 PM »
OK. I finally picked up my first 7-gill after trying for so long.
It was a fine male specimen with fully engorged claspers. Definitely in full  breeding mode. Length was 88"
Bait was a middle chunk of Bonito.
Conditions were 1-3 with some good shore pound every few minutes.
Picked him up just after peak high.

Almost forgot, caught in VC.



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Re: Finally rolled a 7!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 10:36:42 PM »
Way to go Ron!!

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Re: Finally rolled a 7!
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 04:13:20 AM »
Congrats.

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Re: Finally rolled a 7!
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 07:34:31 AM »
Gotta hand it to you, you put in a lot of time.  Super happy for you............................

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Re: Finally rolled a 7!
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 07:47:17 AM »
Congrats Ron!  Well deserved and a nice first Seven to boot!

Can't wait to see the pics!
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Re: Finally rolled a 7!
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 10:16:32 AM »
See Verne!!! Lol. Again congrats it was a beautiful fish. Big engorged claspers!!! Going out tonight if anyone wants to join.

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Re: Finally rolled a 7!
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 10:23:16 AM »
See Verne!!!

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Re: Finally rolled a 7!
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 01:33:51 PM »
Awesome. Congrats Ron!
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Re: Finally rolled a 7! - UPDATED w/pics
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 02:02:32 PM »
Way over due bro, congrats

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Re: Finally rolled a 7! - UPDATED w/pics
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 02:30:26 PM »
Awesome!!!!!!!
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Re: Finally rolled a 7! - UPDATED w/pics
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2016, 02:36:29 PM »
Awesome Ron, I'm happy for you.

Glad you got one  8)
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Re: Finally rolled a 7! - UPDATED w/pics
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2016, 02:53:49 PM »
The reward after a long wait is SWEEEEET 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Finally rolled a 7! - UPDATED w/pics
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2016, 08:59:00 AM »
The tail grab in surging surf sure did get my heart pumping, that's for sure. Thanks for that opportunity Ron.... 8)
BTW, were you using wire leader? Come to think of it I don't remember seeing any when you were trying to pry the 10/0 out of the corner of his jaw...
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Re: Finally rolled a 7! - UPDATED w/pics
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2016, 09:26:26 AM »
Yep, definitely using wire on everything now. I was using 275lb 49 strand cable on that rig with a 13/O circle.

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Re: Finally rolled a 7! - UPDATED w/pics
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2016, 01:20:08 PM »
Right on man. Nice one! 8)