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Old 08-21-2007, 11:46 AM   #16
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Nuthin beats showin up to a party with a phat slob like THAT on your arm!

Slick shootin & good eats. Congrats.
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:20 PM   #17
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Your best post & pics ever!! Loved the clips of the shaft making contact. Congrats on a fine plan, fish, & tournament.
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:32 PM   #18
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Congrats again Tony, that was a nice fish. I know all too well about the fish your after not being home on tournament day! Thought you always lift bagged your fish to the surface to avoid such problems?
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:33 PM   #19
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"you gotta love it when a plan comes together!"
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:02 PM   #20
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awsome tony.

congrats!!
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:13 PM   #21
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That a big deep fish!! Congrats!!
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:17 PM   #22
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Wow!!!!! Great Story, Tony. With a great fish & a great shot! Congrats! ;o)
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Congrats Tony, that was a great fish!
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:52 PM   #24
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What a story and pic's, Tony, it feels like we're right there with you.
How anyone (except Dan McMahon) could pull that one off, especially with all the tanks hanging on their body, is beyond me. Dead men tell no tales, but a dead Warsaw does.
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Fantastic story, photos and accomplishment, plus all to happen on game day!!!!! Congrats on a sucessful dance on the razor. Your story makes me yern for my next "Moon Walk".
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Congrats again Tony, that was a nice fish. I know all too well about the fish your after not being home on tournament day! Thought you always lift bagged your fish to the surface to avoid such problems?
Thanks Richard! The shaft tip was buried in its head and could not be removed by pulling out or pushing through. With a line gun and the chance of entanglement as well as no sharks being around, I decided to control the fish and pop the swim bladder. There was also only one guy in the boat and the surface current was ripping. I did not want to burden that guy with getting a big fish in the boat by himself in that current and potentially losing sight of our surface marker buoys. Luckily, no sharks showed up through our deco period.
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Fantastic story, photos and accomplishment, plus all to happen on game day!!!!! Congrats on a sucessful dance on the razor. Your story makes me yern for my next "Moon Walk".
Kenny, I'm ready to do it again next weekend. You guys need to come over here sometime for some deep stuff. The invitation is always open! Thanks, Tony
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Wow great story Tony! For those of us stuck on land we can live our dreams through your Photos and story.
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Congratulations Tony! Your pictures really are amazing.
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