Pound for Pound what is your best fish fight?

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Re: Pound for Pound what is your best fish fight?

#16 Post by playcat » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:14 pm

fwood wrote:
badmoonrising wrote:On the east coast we have a saltwater species called croaker, the max out at 24 inches and a 4 pounder can yank a deep sea rig out of the boat, they are very strong swimmers.
Croakers on the Gulf coast too and I would have to agree pound for pound they're awesome fighting fish. World record is ~8#. In the Texas bays the "croaker run" used to be in October. Some great fishing and very good eating too. They definitely hit hard and fight hard. The little ones are fabulous Speckled Trout bait. :)
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My vote for saltwater as well. very tasty, too.
Some catfish pull like tractors and death roll like a gator...others just let you reel them in. My wife hooked a 50 pound cat on 10 pound test two years ago; she fought that fish for 45 minutes. When we got it to the boat, it rolled and rolled, sliming everything! I damn near lost a finger when it rolled while I had my hand in its mouth to lift it.
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Re: Pound for Pound what is your best fish fight?

#17 Post by Ranger23 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:35 pm

Sockeye Salmon on a fly rod in the Kenai River, AK. What a fight! Those were no bigger than 5-10lbs but ran like crazy. Just had to hang on and enjoy the fight. I miss that. King Salmon fought hard too.
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Re: Pound for Pound what is your best fish fight?

#18 Post by PlaynDoc » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:24 pm

I got to reading them there stories about the 'fighting fish', and I got to chuckling....

Now, my story aint about fightin' fish... but here goes....

One time, I thought I'd do *it* with my wife, 'rodeo style'...
So, right at the point of no return, I hollered out her sister's name!

GEEZE, now THAT was the the fight of my life, trying to hold on for eight seconds!!!

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Re: Pound for Pound what is your best fish fight?

#19 Post by onthelaketwo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:10 am

Carp are great fighting fish...

In the old days when it was legal to snag, tail hooked salmon were really a fun fight.
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#20 Post by playcat » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:28 pm

PlaynDoc wrote:I got to reading them there stories about the 'fighting fish', and I got to chuckling....

Now, my story aint about fightin' fish... but here goes....

One time, I thought I'd do *it* with my wife, 'rodeo style'...
So, right at the point of no return, I hollered out her sister's name!

GEEZE, now THAT was the the fight of my life, trying to hold on for eight seconds!!!

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You are a braver man than I - my wife would just have pulled her gun from behind her pillow...eight seconds later she would be reloaded!!!
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Re: Pound for Pound what is your best fish fight?

#21 Post by Texoma Toon » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:59 am

I see this thread has deteriorated :rofl :rofl :rofl

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#22 Post by badmoonrising » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:20 pm

Yeah I went on a tuna trip out of Ocean City, MD a few years ago. I got a 65 and 45 lb bluefin. The captain made us stand (no fighting chair). The ocean is so clear 80 miles out, it looks like the fish is close to the surface, but once you see the fish you still had 50 ft of water :rofl


I was sore for a week after battling those 2 :rofl :rofl
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#23 Post by Ron Burgundy » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:31 am

I watched the guys from that new TV show Wicked Tuna bring in a 1100lb bluefin tuna with rod and reel. Freekin' crazy!!!
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#24 Post by killerkernrich » Tue May 01, 2012 9:27 pm

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#25 Post by BobG » Thu May 24, 2012 7:05 am

Had to be Glenn Jacobsen. We would stand toe-to-toe, and wail away on each other. And nobody ever really "won" or "lost".

Oh wait, you said fishfight? I thought you said "fistfight".

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Re: Pound for Pound what is your best fish fight?

#26 Post by WaltF » Tue May 29, 2012 2:07 pm

Good question!!
Hmmm.. 36" pike in Canada, 43" Dorado in Cabo, 8 lb Large mouth in Florida.

All good fights! :nana


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#27 Post by BobG » Tue May 29, 2012 2:40 pm

WaltF wrote:Hooked into a 16" small mouth and a 20" walleye this last weekend. :thumbsup
Walt, I think we need to talk! I've fished for trout all my life, and have no idea how to catch these cotton-picking warm-water fishes!
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#28 Post by WaltF » Tue May 29, 2012 2:50 pm

BobG wrote:
WaltF wrote:Hooked into a 16" small mouth and a 20" walleye this last weekend. :thumbsup
Walt, I think we need to talk! I've fished for trout all my life, and have no idea how to catch these cotton-picking warm-water fishes!
They've been hittin on minnows/worms. With a weight, jigging on the bottom... :thumbsup
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#29 Post by guitarbob » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:45 am

Hybrid Striper's are pretty salty fighters!

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#30 Post by Smoky Mountain » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:23 pm

25lb amberjack or a big tuna.
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