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Old 11-10-2008, 07:47 PM   #1
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rough seas and big AJ

Myself, my brother (swampthing), and Lee (bulit7), went out yesterday and hit some local wrecks. Adrian decided to shoot this big ass AJ, he shot it in the head but no stone shot. This big f%*ker just kept on swimming like it nothing happened, however, not for long. Adrian went for a bit of a ride until he gave the fish the guillotine choke. We have no clue what this beast weighed but it is definitely the biggest fish brought on to the PRIMAL SPEAR to date. I have to give props to my wife for driving the boat in rough seas while the boys dive.
Anyone have any thoughts on the weight??
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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Re: rough seas and big AJ

Ballpark/ 50lb
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:33 PM   #3
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That's one big a$$ fish!
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: rough seas and big AJ

Hey Hector. Thanks for having me. It was a blast.
And Adrian, it was nice to meet you!

That piece of AJ hit the hickory smoker that evening and tonight Kelley made fish dip and we had it with tortila chips. It was great! Nice flaky meat. I think I'll be wacking them AJ's more often. Who the hell said AJ's are not good eating? LOL

Hector shot a large hog and I nailed a yellow jack and a porgy. Adrian proved to be pretty good at catchin lobsters with bare hands.

Water was nice despite the North wind. Current very light North. Vis was 75 feet or so.

And for the record, I would say that fish was 60-70 lbs. It was a horse!

What was funny to me is that we got in the boat and looked for the fish and he was still floating out there about 50 yards from the boat, waiting for us! A well trained fish!

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Old 11-10-2008, 11:38 PM   #5
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Re: rough seas and big AJ

NICE AJ - at least 50lb!!
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:23 AM   #6
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45-50 max; nice fish
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:55 AM   #7
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Re: rough seas and big AJ

My estimate is the 50lb range. Look at the size of these, they were estimated by Dan MacMahon to be in the 60lb class so I doubt that Bulit's estimate is accurate. For perspective, I am 5'11" about 190lbs.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:24 AM   #8
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My estimates are allways "optimistic"! LOL

But then again, those and Adrians look pretty close considering Adrian is about the same size.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:36 AM   #9
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just wanna say "Wow"
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:35 AM   #10
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Re: rough seas and big AJ

wow, wow, and double wow, i cannot even imagine trying to shoot something like that! talk about a ride to NoWhere Land Nice going guys, you definitely ROCK
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:37 PM   #11
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Re: rough seas and big AJ

Trust me when I tell you the picture doesn't do it justice. The fish was an easy 65-70.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:04 PM   #12
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55 lbs, 5'8", 165 lbs
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:05 PM   #13
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:34 PM   #14
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55 lbs, 5'8", 165 lbs
Thanks for the reference. Adrians fish was an easy 65-70lbs.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:17 PM   #15
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Re: rough seas and big AJ

nice fish, no matter what the weight. i bet it felt like 100 pounds when he put the choke on it.
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