12 Pounds of Hawaiian Bonefish

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  1. Coach Duff

    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

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    yea ok thats big
     
  3. FLGator

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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,
    Chris
     
  4. Marty Leith

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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...

    I'M GOIN' FISHIN'
     
  5. Ed Call

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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

    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

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Killer fish Coach, congrats.
     
  8. Porter

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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

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    Man,
    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

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

    zane
     
  11. Brad Niemeyer

    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

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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".
     
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    It must suck to be you !!!!!
     
  15. Richard E

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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 . . .