Cobia Tourney - winning fish more pics 6-3-12

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    Cobia Tourney - winning fish more pics 6-3-12

    Hi guys,

    I posted some other pictures and report from the tourney in the General Fishing Section but I wanted to post a few more here taken during while fighting and boating the fish.
    It seems some folks (mainly the guy we knocked out of first place) accused us of cheating by:

    1) Having caught the fish early that week and keeping her on ice.
    2) having caught the fish earlier and caging it up till tourny day
    3) Having shot the fish with (your choice) a pistol, rifle or speargun
    4) This is the best - having put Visine in the fish's eyes to make them clear so it wouldn't look like it had been dead before the tournament.

    So to dispell any further nonsense...

    Just figured out it is a cobia!



    The brown bomber shows herself.



    Right before her last run!



    She sounds for the last time.



    Dave working the gaff



    This is the gaff hole in the head that looked like a gunshot wound to some...



    Doing a dance with lovely lady!



    Bunch of happy guys


    Also I want to give credit to Bob Warren from Indiana for the pictures taken on the boat. Bob was our 5th crew member and did all photography and didn't make it into the photos himself.

    Thanks to every one for the congratulations and well wishes I hope this can be one of you guys in next years tournament!
    Last edited by troutman57; 06-05-2012 at 09:35 AM. Reason: photo credits

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    It always amazes me that there a few that can't accept defeat.

    You done good Butch, and those who know you, wouldn't have even considered making any accusations. Congrats on a fine fish.

    Bill
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    Congrats and a great looking fish. Some people just have nothing to better to do than complain. Did the 3rd place guy accuse him of cheating as well!!!! Great Fish!!!

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    Great action pics Butch!! I hope #2 gets a look at these photos, they will make him feel like a pile of #2. Great job. It's really funny, I was asking you at the Captian's meeting about posting on the forum, and your comment was you haven't caught anything noteworthy. Man, did you go and get yourself one note worthy catch!!

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    Great pics Butch. That brownie is a beast.

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    Great pics Butch, that should shut all the people with questions right up!

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    Holy Shatz and Congrads on that Brown Monster and winning all the marbles Butch! Sorry about the jack-off in 2nd, what kind of bafoon just accuses someone w/ no proof right outa the blue like that? Man I'd a been way pissed if that happened to me and probably woulda got disquallified for poping the loser in his eye!
    Anyway, Yer makin all of us look good w/ yer win!! Ya know> those gize & galz from FSBBF {us!} are all fishin machines! Thanks and enjoy the win w/ your crew, Y'all deserve it!!!
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    Congrats on the great catch!

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    Great job Butch! That's a monster fish and great pics. By the way, that is one awesome gaff shot. I'm thinking that must have calmed him down pretty quick.
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    Nice going Butchy

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