12 Pounds of Hawaiian Bonefish

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Coach Duff, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Mark Hopkins (The Hopper) with 12 pounds of Hawaiian Bonefish. The Coach

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  2. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    yea ok thats big
  3. FLGator Member

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    That kicks ass!

    Notice the pic from the front of a skiff...new world with boat access?

    Thanks again for sharing the adventure for those of us in the great white north.

    Take care,
  4. Marty Leith Member

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    That is a GOON!

    By the way, that boat looks a little clean. I think I'd better come rub some dirt on it...

  5. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    From the look on Hopper's face he is pleased with his silver bullet action. Nice fishporn! Thanks for sharing Coach.
  6. Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    Holy shit Coach! What a beautiful fish, thanks for posting the shot :beer2:
  7. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Killer fish Coach, congrats.
  8. Porter Active Member

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    Excellent Bone, but what really caught my eye were those royal blue skies and clear ocean waters, looks so warm and inviting...ah yeah!
  9. Hem Member

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    Nice fish, brought back memories of my brief 6 months in the keys back in 1986.I hooked a bonefish that size at night,with a full moon,in about 7 inches of water,over clear sands.Talk about ghosts of the flats,this was surreal.Anyhow,set the hook and the fish headed for Bimini.Too bad I couldn't see the tangle of line and seaweed at my feet.Bye,Bye.Never got another crack at a big boy,though the routine 8 lber's weren't too bad.Beautiful picture.
  10. Zane Wyll Member

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    Coach that is sweet I need to come visit. Thanks for the pic.

  11. Brad Niemeyer Old School Member

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    Nice O'io! :thumb:Looks like the windward side?

    I'm headed to my favorite Oahu flat in february... I might even land one this year,:rofl:
  12. salt dog card shark

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    You have no idea how much that aggravates me Coach every time you post a pic of one of your clients with an ear to ear grin and holding a trophy bone, and I think that should be me holding that fish. Dam, sweet fish.

    Just sign me, "beyond envy".
  13. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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  14. Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

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    It must suck to be you !!!!!
  15. Denny Active Member

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    Damn, homey, that's a dandy! is that the biggest yet, pictured? Did you tape it's dimensions?

    That is an absolutely beautiful specimen of a fish . . .
  16. Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Remembering that we measure bonefish only to the fork and not to the tip of the tail, that Hawaiian Bonefish was 28 inches long and 16 inches in girth. The certified scale weight was 12.4 pounds. How ya been Richard? Coach
  17. SmokinAces Keepin' It Reel

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    Coach, wow is all i can stay. Great Pic and thanks for sharing!!!
  18. Richard Torres Active Member

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    Beautiful bruiser you tagged for your client coach, nice job!

    Couldn't have picked a better day to search for that trophy too.