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10 Vintage Saltwater Fishing Photos That Are Instant Classics


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These vintage saltwater fishing photos take you back to what had to have been a magical time in sport fishing! 

From the man, the myth, and the legend, Ted Williams, to other forgotten heroes, these are some truly remarkable vintage saltwater fishing photos.

1. Spearfished Goliath Grouper

2. Ted Williams Hooks a Big One!

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Photo from: Moldy Chum

3. Giant Black Sea Bass

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Photo from: Pinterest

4. Hammerhead on the Dock!

5. Boca Grande Tarpon

6. Monster 1,496 Pound Tuna

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Photo from: Pinterest 

7. Ted Williams With A Hefty Bonefish

8. Amazing Catch of Tuna

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Photo from: Pinterest 

9. Goliath Grouper Overload in Key West, Fl.

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Photo from: Science Blogs

10. Men Load Green Sea Turtles For Shipping

There you go, folks! Those are some awesome photos of saltwater fishing history. From big grouper and tarpon to sharks and even sea turtles, I think we pretty much covered it all.

As a fishermen these photos show just how plentiful and thriving our oceans once were. Even with the help of conservation efforts put out by organization all across the country and the world, major man-made threats to marine life continue to exist.

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