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What's the biggest fish you have caught?

Since we are leaving in a few hours for Oregon hoping to catch the biggest fish we have ever had the chance for I was wondering what the reat of you guys have put in the boat?

Up till now the only thing I have caught was some carp and a few pike over the 12 pound mark but that's about it. Hoping for some stugeon well over a 100 pounds if things go well. They can go over a 1000 pounds but I'm not expecting anything like that.

What's the best you've done?

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in alaska, i was salmon

in alaska, i was salmon fishing and got a 60 pound king salmon on a fly rod. then i got a 180 pound halibut off of seward, ak.

I caught some 50 pound tuna in hawaii which was very fun, we caught quite a few tuna as well! but mostly 25-30 pound.

i've caught 30 pound catfish, and some nice walleye and perch and bluegill. i caught a really big freshwater drum (sheephead) even made the record book for that... but they hate them in the great lakes!

i guess the 180 pound halibut has it by a long shot though. tons of fun!

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nice but not amazing

I'm not much of a fisherman but the biggest fish I ever caught was a very nice rainbow trout of about sixteen to eighteen inches inches that I caught when I was about ten years old.  I'm guessing at the length and we didn't weigh it but it was the main course for seven of us for dinner that night.  I think there's a picture in a drawer somewhere.....

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Actually landed.... Well,

Actually landed.... Well, about a 30 poun d albacore tuna.  I did have about a 100-120 pound mako shark on the line one time.  I got him to about 6-8 feet from the boat, on straight 30 pound test mono.  I didn't have any dreams of landing him, just trying to see how close I could get him.

Sure enough, when he saw the boat, and realized he was hooked, one swish of his tail, and "ping", the line bit off and away he swam.... lol

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Interesting question

For the species, the biggest I've caught was a 13" perch. In strict weight it was a 42" musky.

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The biggest fish I ever

The biggest fish I ever caught was a Dorado in the sea of cortez. I dont know how much it weighted, but it was huge and a real fight. One of the best experiences of my life

 

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Very nice Dorado!  Did you

Very nice Dorado!  Did you get any photos of him right out of the water, when he was at full color? 

One of the prettiest fish in the ocean, and some of the best tasting!

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Freshwater - 48" pike that

Freshwater - 48" pike that the weight calculator says should go around 35# but I know it didn't weigh that much right after ice out.  

Saltwater - 7' nurse shark must have weighed over 100# but we will never know.  The 4' bull shark I caught the same day was a much better fight though, nurse shark's don't put up much resistance.

Good luck with the sturgeon, that's a trip I'm going to make in the next few years as well, if the good Lord allows.

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The trip went really well and

The trip went really well and there are a bunch of pictuers in the phot galleries. We caught 4 over 200 pounds. If a few guys go the cost of a guide isn't too bad abd once you know what your doing it wouldn't be too hard to go it alone.

I went with 2 different guides by chance due to a broken trailer so have some pretty good references if anybody is interested. Just pm if anyone is interested or looking for a guide up there.

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Where in Oregon?

I've been fishing for sturgon exactly one time. Caught 10 shakers. Reminds me of fishing for catfish. The biggest was about 36", we didn't measure any. Made my first tuna trip this year. Don't remember how many I caught but four of us took home 14 fish. That boat looked awfully big at the dock. 50 miles out to sea I felt like I was on the Kon Tiki! 38' boat with two Cummins diesels and 6 old men on board only one of which knew how to run the boat. They are really good eating but I suspect that'll about do it for me.

Biggest fish was probably a king I got in Alaska. Probably well over 50#. Got two off the Oregon coast several years ago, 15# and 25#. I don't fish for salmon much.

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We fished out of Cascade

We fished out of Cascade locks I think it was. On the Willamette river for sure though. Tried the Columbia for half a day but didn't do any good over there.

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