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What is the largest fish,( any fish), you caught on the smallest line?

 

I caught a 55 # Sailfish on 10 # test back  in the 70's.

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What is the largest fish,( any fish), you caught on the smallest line?

 

I caught a 55 # Sailfish on 10 # test back  in the 70's.

 

No way I can compare to that!! That's amazing! Kinda like those guys who fish 2lb test for sailfish....

 

I'm thinking it was a 6lb bass on 6lb test line a few years back.

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I never heard of 2lb line for sailfish. Now that would be a feat.

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Estimated 25 pounds on 4 pound Vanish   :)

 

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14lb Steelhead on 6 pound main line with 4 pound leader. Caught in the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Also got a 13lb and a 12lb that day. My buddy got a 12lb and a 10lb that day and a 17lb on the same setup next time out.

 

 

Dave

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Ive drug in more 8-12 pound Carp on 4lbs-6lbs line than I can count. Usually by the tail. What a pain.

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I caught a 15 pound carp on 8 lb test last year. It made about 5 runs and took me 15 minutes to reel in.

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6-7' reef shark in the 200 lb range caught a 2-3 years ago.  8000 spheros, 25 lb class rod 20# pline floroclear, 40 # leader.

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15lb striper on 4lb test

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as I have prefaced before- unfortunately I have just taken these pictures of the guy I was fishing with- and lost fish of the same size and circumstances.  even have video if I can figure out how to put it up- complete with my facial expression after 45 minutes with it on.  

10# line- plastic worm

and 12# line- Hopkins shorty.

 

 

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27" striper on 8lb sunline floro. Drop shot fish.

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35lb grass carp on 6lb Pline with corn

23lb flathead with 4lb Pline and a Yo Zuri Aile Killifish crankbait

42lb flathead with 10lb Mustad Ultra line and a Spro bucktail

40-50lb flathead with 14lb Vicious Fluoro and a homemade jig

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9 3/4lb flathead on 3lb test and a homemade crappie jig

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35lb grass carp on 6lb Pline with corn

23lb flathead with 4lb Pline and a Yo Zuri Aile Killifish crankbait

42lb flathead with 10lb Mustad Ultra line and a Spro bucktail

40-50lb flathead with 14lb Vicious Fluoro and a homemade jig

9 3/4lb flathead on 3lb test and a homemade crappie jig

 

 

 

 

....You win.

 

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69lb sailfish, 10lb Ande mono

Various sharks on 10lb Ande

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As you can see from my avitar I caught a 4oz bass on 10lb line ...

 

oh wait ... got this post backwards ... NOPE ... got nothin'     :eyebrows:

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15lb striper on 6 lb mono. It about spooled me 6 times before it was landed. Caught it in a school of white bass.

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40-45lb. blue cat on 10lb. braid. It went for a 3" gulp minnow on a ds rig, size 1 hook. 

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65# PowerPro, 5lbs bass... Pretty impressive....

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20+lb (estimated) carp on 4lb leader on my fly rod....was fishing for panfish and say him tailing and i couldn't resist tossing to him.

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20+lb (estimated) carp on 4lb leader on my fly rod....was fishing for panfish and say him tailing and i couldn't resist tossing to him.

That right there is a work out! I hook one in the 20lb range on a 6 weight with a hopper fly. After about half an hour my wrist and forearm were aching so bad I just broke the line. If I was a better fly caster it looks like a blast to sight cast to them when they're tailing and feeding on cottonseed and grass clippings. I'm sure I could catch them when the berries are dropping, but that's almost not even fair. 

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That right there is a work out! I hook one in the 20lb range on a 6 weight with a hopper fly. After about half an hour my wrist and forearm were aching so bad I just broke the line. If I was a better fly caster it looks like a blast to sight cast to them when they're tailing and feeding on cottonseed and grass clippings. I'm sure I could catch them when the berries are dropping, but that's almost not even fair. 

I have never had the pleasure of catching them on the "mulberry" hatch as they call it but i have caught them while feeding on top twice and it is a blast. 

 

The one i mentioned was at a pond of maybe 5-7 acres that you could almost walk all the way around and he got me well into my backing 2 or 3 times. it was more of let him do his thing and hope i could get him close enough to the shore to land him.  He still had plenty of fight left in him when i released him and it was about a 45 minute or so fight.  Never experienced anythign like it before except in salt water....it actually got me on a carp kick there for a while.

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22 lb. brown trout on a 4 lb. fluoro leader and 8 lb. mono main line.

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as I have prefaced before- unfortunately I have just taken these pictures of the guy I was fishing with- and lost fish of the same size and circumstances.  even have video if I can figure out how to put it up- complete with my facial expression after 45 minutes with it on.  

10# line- plastic worm

and 12# line- Hopkins shorty.

 

 

 

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8 lb catfish on 4 pound drop shot.

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MacMichael asks the most interesting questions:

 

 

Striped Bass                               44-lb                          20-lb Ande   (Shimano Conventional)

Bluefin Tuna                               175-lb Estimated       30-lb Ande   (30-lb International)

Blue, Dusky & Mako Sharks       100-lb to 225-lb        50-lb Ande   (50-lb International)

 

Roger

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