Like I said, some fish have more fight in them than others. Fish could have sounded in 2000' of water and had to plane it up for hours.
Could have been on 50 lb line and not able to put a lot of drag on it.
Won't know til we hear directly from the crew.
I fought a yellowfin in Costa Rica for 9 hrs one day on a 50 shimano; 327 lbs and had to rebuild the damn reel. Ate good though.
Then again, I caught a 676 lb blue out of venice in 45 minutes on a 130 flat seas and backed down hard-- fish stayed up close and never sounded.
Its all fishing. Congrats Whoo Dat and to the Tarpon Rodeo-2nd oldest fishing tournament in the good old USA.
This post was edited on 7/27 at 10:42 pm