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Old 07-09-2018, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default TBH swordfish auction trip happened!!!

Im going to let Richard (rtp) give the full report but it was an epic day. Here is a little teaser to be on the lookout for the full report coming soon.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:01 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:03 PM   #3
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Oh Rishard......spill it!!
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:08 PM   #4
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:17 PM   #5
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Nice!
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:57 PM   #6
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Waiting...somewhat patiently from the time this great auction ended!
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:01 PM   #7
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:02 PM   #8
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:04 PM   #9
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:18 PM   #10
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4?!

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Old 07-09-2018, 03:20 PM   #11
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I am in for the report as obviously I missed some type of auction on TBH????
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:42 PM   #12
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I am in for the report as obviously I missed some type of auction on TBH????
It was to raise money for a either a little league team or their facilities, can't remember. I think it was post Harvey.
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:44 PM   #13
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Awesomeness!
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:47 PM   #14
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It was to raise money for a either a little league team or their facilities, can't remember. I think it was post Harvey.
Very kewl!!! Glad to see folks participated to help out.
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:48 PM   #15
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http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=682641
This is the original thread.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:02 PM   #16
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I am in for the report as obviously I missed some type of auction on TBH????
Auction or whatever they are supposed to be called on TBH. As said above, I remember it being post Harvey. If I recall correctly, it ended up with RTP and Curtintex throwing bids at each other. I think there was one other in there too. What was RSATT’s signature? “Lot of good people on here”

Thanks for posting the link Dustin. After reading it again it appears I may be showing signs of early dementia! Curt was not in there and I owe RTP a dozen Titleist AVX.

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Old 07-09-2018, 04:16 PM   #17
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In for recap


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Old 07-09-2018, 04:19 PM   #18
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Come on RTP, you're retired and you got nothin' better to do than recap it for us :-)
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:22 PM   #19
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Come on RTP, you're retired and you got nothin' better to do than recap it for us :-)
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:23 PM   #20
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So there I was......
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:24 PM   #21
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and then......
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:24 PM   #22
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Captivating story so far
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:24 PM   #23
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this happened....

http://youtu.be/KgvncLTBb9c

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Old 07-09-2018, 04:25 PM   #24
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... spit it out!
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:26 PM   #25
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Not sure why that video didnt embeb....maybe someone can help a brother out! I suck at the internets.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:26 PM   #26
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Limit on swordfish don't happen every day!!
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:29 PM   #27
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Limit on swordfish don't happen every day!!
I know what you mean but it did yesterday.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:29 PM   #28
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Nice!
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:32 PM   #29
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Couldn't get it to work either. Awesome video.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:38 PM   #30
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this happened....

http://youtu.be/KgvncLTBb9c
tease!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:09 PM   #31
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Good stuff!
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:22 PM   #32
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Was Luiza barros and her friends the deck hands?
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:39 PM   #33
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Awesome!!

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Old 07-09-2018, 05:47 PM   #34
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First of all let me say I have never fished with a finer crew than Ryan and his guys. They are truly great at what they do, yet humble at the same time. Im not the great storyteller like some on here but I'll do my best.

Catching one daytime swordfish would be a dream come true. Catching four in one day is simply unimaginable to me. This was the 3rd attempt at making the trip happen. Orginally scheduled for the first part of June, mother nature had other ides. We reschedule for about about a week and half ago. Myself and two other TBHers met up with Ryan to give it ago. It seems the weather forecasters missed badly on how the seas were supposed to be so about 15 miles out we abandoned our plans for swords that day and made lemonade out of lemons by catching a quick limit of big snapper and heading back in. This follow up trip was orginially slated for the coming week but with a number of conflicts Ryan and I talked late Friday and decided to make it happen Sunday. What a great decision that was. When I tell you Ryan knows what he is doing, it is no exaggeration. Everything he told me, happened to the "T". The ride out was a bit eventful with pop up storms all around but dodge most and drove through one to pop out on the other side near the honey hole. The comment was made that rain is all around but not one bit of lightening...thank goodness.

The first drift was a low percentage opportunity but would tell him what he needed to know to put us in prime postion the second time. And just like he said was probable, we strike out on drift #1. One the second drift, we drop two lines to the bottom. The first pole that was dropped hooks up before the second pole can even get to the bottom. The battle is on. The next two hours are spent winding, laughing, sweating, and humorously cursing at what this fish is doing to us. There is a mark at the 100ft point on the line. Eight times that mark was well on the reel and eight times that mark peeled off headed for the depths of the ocean. The ninth time was the charm. Near the end is when he surfaced and made the full body jump shown in the video. It was one of those things that just burns itself into your brain and will never be forgotten. A short time later the fish breaches about 10 yards out from the boat. TK, makes a perfect "double lung" harpoon throw and the fish is brought aboard. Remember the no lightening? Well the moment the fish is hoisted up and into the boat we hear a huge clap of thunder from a near by storm. Loud enough to get everyone's attention even in that moment of excitement. I look over at my buddy and said....that was just God giving us a round of applause for a job well done. Staring back down, the shear size of this fish just hits me. Ryan has shared plenty of pics with me but the pics just dont do these fish justice like seeing them up close and in person.



After a lot of high fives and a celebratory beverage we move back over to make another drift. BTW, I have my name on Ryan's wall of fame of sorts.....I have a gps mark with my name on it lol. During that two hours, something changed in the wind or current because we missed our mark and had to do a quick reset. The third drift was game on again...the two lines are dropped and within less than a minute we are getting our second bite. Boom! Fish number two on! This fish gives us a good run for the money but is done in under an hour. Repeat.....high fives, celebratory beverage and reset for drift number four. Same drill...double drop and hook up happens in no time. My buddy is on the reel and gets the fish to the boat quickly but things quickly get a little crazy. As we get to the leader, we realize this line has tangled with the other line that was out. The fish takes advantage of this situation and begins it dive for the depth. 30 minutes later the fish is back near the boat but the crew is busy untangling line so he can be reeled in far enough to be gaffed or harpooned. After a lot of shouting(nicely, lol) the lines are free of each other and the fish is gaffed boat side in short order.

Next drift, we get hit multiple times but no hook ups. Next drift Ryan and his guys decide to go with a rig they hadnt use before but want to try. Once the boat is in position the new rig is dropped first and it hooked up before the second one can get to the bottom. My other buddy is on the reel this time and he solos this one all the way in and we have accomplished a boat limit of swordfish by going 4 for 4 on our hookups. It was just incredible looking at 4 swordfish on ice at the same time. All four fish were caught within 100ft area. It was similar to crappie fishing, lol.

I know my words cant do this trip justice but hopefully yall get the idea of how extraordinary this trip was. Thanks to again to Ryan for delivering way more than he guaranteed. A couple more pics...


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Old 07-09-2018, 05:53 PM   #35
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So bad***! Congrats
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:56 PM   #36
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That's a recap! Except we need picherz...
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:59 PM   #37
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That's a recap! Except we need picherz...
You not seeing the pics I posted? They are showing up for me. Again, I suck at the internets.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:00 PM   #38
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Wow! Incredible day!
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:01 PM   #39
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That’s epic! Congrats!
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:06 PM   #40
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Was Luiza barros and her friends the deck hands?
Imagine the bid for that one
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:08 PM   #41
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I can see the pics. Nice fish!!! Once in a lifetime trip.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:20 PM   #42
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That's a recap! Except we need picherz...
Nice first write up Now get started with the details

Congratulations Richard!
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:27 PM   #43
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Awesome!
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:32 PM   #44
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Really cool! I want to do this!
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:41 PM   #45
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That is a trip of a lifetime! Congrats!
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:45 PM   #46
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Man what a great trip and pics. Congrats glad the weather cooperated.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:49 PM   #47
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Congrats....sword steaks for everyone!!
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:56 PM   #48
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So awesome!!!
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:02 PM   #49
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Wow, very impressive and congratulations.

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Old 07-09-2018, 07:31 PM   #50
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That is AWESOME. We actually saw one while we were fishing off the Florida coast last week. It was not hooked up by anyone, but made a jump OUT of the water and was an AMAZING sight to see.
Congrats on a Nice Haul.
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