Fishing threade

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Zeroevol, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Cwhite

    Cwhite Well-Known Member

    588
    May 19, 2006
    This White Marlin of 86 pounds right now is worth $ 2.6 million dollars. Tournament ends Friday evening. That's a solid White Marlin, I think the biggest for the tournament was 99 pounds in the 80's.

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  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    White Marlin???
    That is racist!! MODERATOR!!!!! SIMON4 & SIMON5!!!!!!!
     

  3. CarolinaCutback

    CarolinaCutback Well-Known Member

    49
    Jul 27, 2017
    Only white marlins get caught, the black and brown ones are too fast.
     
  4. Cwhite

    Cwhite Well-Known Member

    588
    May 19, 2006
  5. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    I think the leader right now is a DE guy.
     
  6. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Can someone tell me what is done with a marlin after it's caught and killed. Please tell me that they aren't wasted.
     
  7. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    The let them go. Ha Ha. Just joking. I've heard they are kept for study, I've heard they become property of the tournament and thrown to the dumpster and I've also heard some people smoke and eat. So, I have no clue what they do with them.
     
  8. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
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  9. Cwhite

    Cwhite Well-Known Member

    588
    May 19, 2006
    Yes he is from Wilmington, DE.
     
  10. Cwhite

    Cwhite Well-Known Member

    588
    May 19, 2006
    You can eat them & I have heard that if the fish is not wanted it goes to the local food bank. Not sure, but have heard it numerous times. White Marlin Open is very high on conservation as are the local captains here.

    From the WMO website:

    The White Marlin Open has been at the forefront of billfish conservation for 42 years and is proud to host an event formatted for anglers to win millions of dollars while keeping very high release rates. Last summer's event paid almost $4,000,000 yet 687 of the 695 billfish caught (99.8%) were released.

    Link to WMO & Conservation efforts: https://whitemarlinopen.com/conservation
     
  11. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I've eaten white marlin on a number of occasions, and it's good. Lightly smoked/grilled is best.
     
  12. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    524
    Apr 23, 2012
    I'm back and alive. The trip went so so. We had a total of 5 short stikes (bait cut in half by wahoo), a sword hit overnight but it just slashed the bait, and landed a sailfish. Overall we were a bit down that we didn't bring home any meat but no big deal. We were specifically targeting billfish so I count this as a success. Watch the video and you can see the thing banging from rod to rod and finally hit the long middle one. Tight lines fellas and watching the tropics for my next surf opportunity.

    https://www.facebook.com/chad.knoerr/videos/1379852912112238/
     
  13. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Glad the trip was a success! Bad a$$ video!
     
  14. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    524
    Apr 23, 2012
    The fish jumped 6 times but the rod holders blocked the view every time so we shortened up the video. I forgot to mention a fish we had a fish on that was well over 200 lbs and jumped 3 times but we were never able to identify it. Looked like a cross between a tarpon and a gulf sturgeon. Crazy as hell.
     
  15. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Nice to see some blue water!
     
  16. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    524
    Apr 23, 2012
    140 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. People don't think the gulf gets that blue but it sure does. Spending the night on the deck of a 32 ft SeaVee was a definite little sleep night. You are kind of wondering if you are going to get run over by a freighter or something. We were swordfishing in 2000 ft and it drops to 10,000 ft a cpl more miles out. Definitely an experience I will never forget and ready to do it again. The capt spends big bucks on those reels and rigs no to mention the $110,000 boat. I just jump on and kick in for some fuel, well worth it to me.
     
  17. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Yeah, that's not a bad gig! I used to first mate for a buddy on tuna trips up here. Furthest we ran out was Baltimore Canyon 75 miles. The water did the same thing, the further you got out, the more blue it turned.
     
  18. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
  19. Rob Gnarley

    Rob Gnarley Well-Known Member

    132
    Mar 27, 2012
    What's up everyone; has anyone been out fishing? How has the surf fishing bite been in the mid-atlantic?

    I haven't been fishing much, been too busy surfing! I threw a lure around the local pond the other day and caught bass on the first and second cast!

    Hope this fall has been treating you all well.
     
  20. me tard

    me tard Well-Known Member

    119
    Dec 5, 2016
    i'm gonna surf fish later today. i'll let you know how the bite is on wrightsville