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Lt. Commdr. Jeff Pafford, AUTEC, Andros Island, Bahamas, shares the results of a great tuna day aboard his Bimini 306, "Instigator". He, wife Patti, and crew of Alex, Tom, Jim, Rene and Bruce caught a 58-lb. yellowfin and an 85-lb. big eye off Andros.
A new Maine state record was set by Steve York, right, for his 17', 628-lb. thresher shark caught September 8, 2006, in the 25th Annual Casco Bay Classic Shark Tournament aboard an Islander 268 captained by Bob Soucy, left, and crewed by Mike Soucy. Read all about this awesome event at www.portharbormarine.com.
Billy "Big Fish" Donnelly caught this 33lb. King Salmon off the Coast of Washington. He was fishing off his buddy Chuck Patten's Adventure 208. Bill holds several unofficial records for large fish in WA.
David Pierce of Cape Charles, VA shared this picture from a December 15th fishing trip. This striper was 40 inches and 32 pounds. The fishing off the eastern shore this year has been unbelievable.
Cobia catch of a lifetime! - Len Pepe and friends Jason, Craig & John were spearfishing 25 miles east out of Ponce Inlet, FL in waters 70-100 ft. deep. While John and Len were surfacing, John pointed out a school of cobia to Len that he had seen earlier. "Now they were swarming us at 15 ft. Just as I'm scanning the group I see the "Mack daddy" swimming up from the bottom right at me! I fired just over the right eye into the head and 2/3 of the shaft went right through and out by his left peck fin! He swam slowly down to the ray at the bottom and I was towed along holding my gun...I just followed stringer of fish and weight dangling. After hitting the bottom he made a few circles and mad dashes and tired of pulling us around...two jabs to his mid section with my knife while bear hugging him slowed him enough to let me grab his gills and sink the final blow into his head. The cobia pushed the scale to MAX with more to go @ 50 lbs so were all guessing he was about 60!"
Holly Muscoe shows off a couple of nice Lake Michigan king salmon she caught while fishing with her husband Brad aboard their Adventure 208.
Philip Isbell of Midlothian, VA enjoys taking his Grady-White Sailfish 282 and his 7 year old Jack Russell, Eddie, for fishing trips. Eddie would not miss a boat trip and he love's to fish on their 282 on the Chesapeake Bay out of Deltaville, VA. The pictures here were taken 11/28/06 in the Chesapeake bay is was a blue bird day all had a great time.
Robert Smith of Gambrills, MD was proud to show off this beautiful bluefin tuna to friends and family, from left to right Rigo Sandoval, Robert Smith and Ricky Smith. It took nearly three hours to boat the fish which measured 74" from the fork, 52.5" girth, and 260 lbs. The fish was caught on October 3, 2006 aboard Smith's 1987 22' Grady-White, "Heather Marie", approximately 45 miles offshore. It could be the record holder for the largest blue fin caught in Ocean City and Delaware for 2006.
Evan Hirschmann (age 9) of Morristown, NJ, son of Donn Hirschmann, caught his largest striper ever! On June 30, 2006 out of Manasquan Inlet, NJ which is the inlet closet to their marina (Hobby Lobby in Toms River, NJ) Evan reeled in this 35 inch, 16 pound fish aboard the family's 2002 Tournament 192.
Ready to reel 'em in! - Nicholas and William Nikas are ready to catch fish on Long Island Sound aboard their dad Jim Nikas' 2002 Gulfstream 232 based in Huntington, NY.
Bill & JoAnn Chambers of Winston-Salem, NC had a great day of fishing fun on their Grady-White Gulfstream 232 purchased from Morehead Marine in Morehead City, NC. Bill is showing off this great mackerel catch that he reeled in aboard their fishing machine!
Rick Proctor of Forest Hill, MD shared this picture of Emma Freeman (left) and Hannah Proctor (right) with their first ever catch, a 21" flounder in Ocean City, MD caught in September 2006 aboard Hannah's father's 2005 Tournament 225. The girls also caught three other keepers that day.