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JOHNNYREB
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Pins 8/9-8/11 Reply with quote

Well after a weeks planning to run big baits with phil and ryan, fri rolls around and off to the beach we head. Ryan and i arrive at the beach to find beutiful water and no weed. Driving was nice and confidence was building! We finally meet up with phil and tim a little after dark, and not long after ryan is deploying baits. Things would be slow except for a 5 something BT that tim landed on a casted bait.


The rest of the evening would be spent throwing back some cold ones and enjoying a very nice meteor shower. Sat morning ryans 80 gets hit and after a short battle he lands a 6' 2" bull that came close to being breakfast to her own kind.




Shortly after phil and ryan would head offshore in search of fresh baits and i was left to get ready for the night bite. While bringing in my 50, i noticed that my topshot had taken a hell of a beating. So i pull out the super six and figure i would just run a small mid section of cownose, not my choice for a big fish....but its all i had. With some really cool lightning off in the distance, phil and ryan motor back in, and by late afternoon baits are deployed and the wait is on. At 10 pm the 6 starts screaming, and although ive heard that sound hundreds of times....this time was different! I harness up and the battle would go back and forth, at times the fish would just swim away, drag locked, as if she wasnt hooked at all. At this point i had a pretty good idea what it was...but didnt want to say it aloud. 45 min later i could see my float in the wade gut....and about the same time i hear those words.....TIGER!!!!! My knees buckeled! I stood there for a minute in a daze watching the carnage below me...and finally decided to go meet the apex predator that i have been hunting for a very long time.
She would tape out at 9' 3"...not the monster that drives me, but a good start.









It was an awsome experience! Thanks to ryan and tim for their help! A big thanks goes out to phil, we have spent a lot of hot summer nights chasing that dream fish and i couldnt of got her with out ya man!!!!
Here are some random pix
Ryan thinks im number 1









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4theReels
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent catch.....!!!!
Congrats.....!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet JOHNNYREB!!!!! That's a beautiful fish. I'd take a 1' Tiger and be happy lol.

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redfin21
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job on the Tiger Johnny!!!! That's 2 tigers that have pumped me up to head down their and run some shark baits myself. Hope to be down there in a couple of weeks. Keep It up guy!
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chrismunn
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Congrats!
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Stinger-A
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's a good trip. Guess hard work pays off, who woulda thought. Great job!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Cow! Awesome
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ltorna1
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful fish JohnnyREB! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing the truly awesome photos.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great fish great pics! Water conditions look perfect!
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justletmein
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice man very happy for you, congrats! I was reading the report and didn't want to scroll down for the pic. I was thinking Tiger too by the way you described it. Smile

I need to fish with you one of these days.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally....been waiting on the report. Heck of a shark.
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shallowsport
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! that's some good stuff there. Surprised
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FIDO
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Validation.

I'm proud of you buddy!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your Tiger!!! Awesome fish! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome report and great catch!!!
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