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Old 04-25-2006, 09:56 PM
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Default 06 - HRFA derby win.

The big ones arrived in Tarrytown over the weekend despite the pouring rain.

Mike Banahan picked up a 46.28 pounder (35 inch girth) at 3 am sat morning that netted over $7,000 in prizes and then was safely released.

Robert Martin weighed in and released a 39.04 for second and $3000 on Sunday.

Nick Facciolo caught and weighed in at 38.38 for $1,000 also on Sunday.

There were also 29 other fish over 20 pounds caught in driving wind and rain.

Pictures of all available on the tourney web site leader board. I can't figure out how to post pictures anyway.
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Old 04-26-2006, 02:11 AM
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Thanks for the report Mike. Brandon, Steve, Baitrunner and I were in Norrie at 3AM sunday morning. I told them we should stay but they had to go back to New England in the morning.

MIKE BANAHAN

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Old 04-26-2006, 05:10 PM
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Nice fish
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:31 PM
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Mike caught that fish at 3 a.m., the picture was taken in the early morning so just for my information since I,m a catch and release fan, how do you keep a fish that big alive for that long?
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:39 PM
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Very NICE fish beerfish!!!!
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:18 PM
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Yup at 3AM Sunday morn bait, right about the time we left.
Figures, lol. I knew there were fish out there, I could smell em. Stevie was makin too much noise breakin his rod, lol.
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:22 PM
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Wasnt me who wanted to leave.
Not saying we would have caught a 47 pounder like Mike did.
But they sure were out there.

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Old 04-26-2006, 10:54 PM
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Stevie was makin too much noise breakin his rod, lol.
Maybe it was a fifty poundah that broke his rod!
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:36 PM
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yeah a fifty pound rock

wtg Beerfish
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:38 AM
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nice job beerfish


Steve been there done that.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:42 AM
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what a fish congrats!!
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:55 AM
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NICE frikkin' stripah!! congrats
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:16 AM
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Nicky's Toy -

Keeping the fish alive was harder than catching the fish in the first place.
it was too large for live wells.

I was alone on the boat and it took a while to get her close and then several attempts to net.

Once in the boat, I cut the hook line, put in a 15 foot soft leader and still in the net got her over the side. The whole on boat process took about 2 minutes. Did not even try to remove the hook, measure, weigh or take pictures. I figured there would be time for that later once she got her wind back.

She swam out of the net and I spent 5 - 10 minutes swishing her around.

She recovered fast and before long was deep and swimming in pace with the current which was not moving very fast.

When the tide started moving North, I pulled the anchor and let the tide carry us back to the marina. I only had to motor in about half a mile accross the current and I took my time making lazy circles around the fish watching lines, motors, bouys and barges. Not as easy as it sounds in the pouring rain at 4:30 AM.

Back at the dock, the fish never came out of the water. I used the long leader to "walk" the fish on the docks and eventually to the weigh-in.

That was the first time we actually pulled from the water. The HRFA guys were awesome and it was weighed, measured, tagged, and photoed in a few minutes. Glen Banks of the HRFA then took the fish, and using a wash-down hose, made sure it was totally revived before the final release.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:03 PM
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Thanks to all of you guys.

The only thing better than catching a 47 pounder is doing it on a derby day when they have witnesses, scales and prizes!!!

I have gotten a tremendous amount of support and congrats but have to take the time to thank all the surf rats out there including you guys on the board. So much has been taught to me and so much shared.

Thanks to all, especially to Bob Gabrielson, Bobby Jr. and Mike for over 15 years of great bait!!!
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Congrats!!!!!!!!!! Nice plump Bassy!



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