Big AJ Offshore 8/12

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    Big AJ Offshore 8/12

    Went for AJ and got what we came for. My brother landed this monster. No idea on weight other than it was HEAVY. I struggled to pick it up with two hands. I'm the guy on the right and I'm 150. Anyone more experienced wanna take a stab at what this fish weighs?

    Caught 28 miles out of New Pass. Also caught other AJ, some red grouper and a large sharpnose shark 4.5 feet in length.



    Last edited by goddfadda; 08-12-2012 at 09:49 PM.

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    60lb cobia
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    Would have liked to see the look on your face and the bend in your rod as the battle was on..
    thanks for the report.
    Larrywitt

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    45-50

    this ones 42 lbs



    Taste great smoked too!

    Last edited by tileman; 08-13-2012 at 08:19 AM.

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    Thanks for the responses guys, looks like he was around 45-50 as tileman said. These fish were everywhere that day, but they were extremely finicky about what they would eat.

    I've heard about smoked AJ but never tried it. That picture has my mouth watering though! I love AJ, and think its better than grouper. Its all in how well its iced from the time its caught. Just cut that blood line out and sear it with some butter, garlic and sweet onion. Amazing.

    I've cooked it this way for friends on several occasions, as well as grouper and (small) barracuda. Everyone's favorite? The cuda.

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    Wow I want one of those what was the bait
    Of choice? Nice cobia

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