Why I Stopped Watching Wicked Tuna

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Saw something like that on a Sunday morning show tarpon fishing in Fla. The fish ran under a section of bridge that the boat couldn't fit under, They tied a life jacket to the rod & tossed it over, ran the boat over to a higher section of the bridge, picked up the life jacket with the rod & continued to fight the fish. Don't think I would send one of my rod & reels for a swim in salt water to land a fish that would end up being released.
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That's pretty cool about the buoy. I saw something similar a few yeas ago while watching one of those "Saltwater Sunday" long range episodes. They were long range fishing off Mexico on the Excel at Revaliggos and Clarion Islands for Yellow Fins/Wahoo etc... Sometimes if they were about the get spooled they would attach the main almost spooled rod/real to another rod/real completely and jump overboard with the second rod/reel and into a jet ski and chase the fish down, ultimately recovering the first rod and hopefully and the tuna as well. When I first saw that I was like "Wow" that is crazy cool.
Clip a poly ball too it chase it down no need for a jet ski
 
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Saw something like that on a Sunday morning show tarpon fishing in Fla. The fish ran under a section of bridge that the boat couldn't fit under, They tied a life jacket to the rod & tossed it over, ran the boat over to a higher section of the bridge, picked up the life jacket with the rod & continued to fight the fish. Don't think I would send one of my rod & reels for a swim in salt water to land a fish that would end up being released.
John
Rods soaked in salt water already?
 

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I carry 4 balls on my boat. But the best one is a good friend of mine sometimes fishes with polly balls clipped to all his reels .More than once i have seen him hook up and instantly throw the "Package in the water" . He did that when he marked all the fish under him threw a load of chum and hooked up again. I often heard "Mud, watch that ball" :)
 
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I carry 4 balls on my boat. But the best one is a good friend of mine sometimes fishes with polly balls clipped to all his reels .More than once i have seen him hook up and instantly throw the "Package in the water" . He did that when he marked all the fish under him threw a load of chum and hooked up again. I often heard "Mud, watch that ball" :)
(y) ;)
 
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I carry 4 balls on my boat. But the best one is a good friend of mine sometimes fishes with polly balls clipped to all his reels .More than once i have seen him hook up and instantly throw the "Package in the water" . He did that when he marked all the fish under him threw a load of chum and hooked up again. I often heard "Mud, watch that ball" :)
Like Jaws!! Nice Don!
 
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Yes that's all true. Hey if you record that part please send me a copy ok ? I can't get WT on my antenna.
Got it, but trying to figure out how I can get it too you. I may play it while I've got a video camera on the TV.

Not very exciting, they had one fish head astern and the other taking off forward. The fish off the bow just about spooled the rod so they put that one on the ball. Good idea on that because they dropped the other fish. They did get the fish on the rod they tossed over, dressed to 500 lbs and they got $20 per lb, yeah right!!
 

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"Got it, but trying to figure out how I can get it too you. I may play it while I've got a video camera on the TV. "

I don't know what that means. Every time you mention Electronics my brain turns to jelly. :unsure:
 

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