Dream Teams: Top Fishing Crews of Now and Then

Here are some of the crews that made history and some that are still adding to it.

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Dream teams have fished some exotic locations over the long stretch of sport-fishing history. They pioneered inventions, wrote the International Game Fish Association record books and caught monster fish. Scroll through our gallery to view some of the top crews of yesterday and today that set the bar and continue to. Background photo by Scott Kerrigan - http://www.aquapaparazzi.com/Scott Kerrigan
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Big Oh based out of Jupiter, Florida.File Photo
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Gray Ingram on Big Oh.File Photo
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Gray Ingram in the fighting chair on Big Oh.File Photo
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The Big Oh team bringing one in.File Photo
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Hatterascal based out of New Bern, North Carolina.File Photo
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Owner Gray Ingram and Capt. Ronnie Fields on Big Oh.File Photo
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Hatterascal team wins Stuart Light Tackle Tournament with Dave Fields on far left and John Bayliss next to him.File Photo
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Hooker team with a 300-pound Pacific blue marlin in Costa Rica. It was a potential world record at the time.File Photo
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The Hooker team at Tropic Star Lodge with another pending world record, circa 1991.File Photo
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(From left) Curt Schloderer, Randy Baker, Trevor Cockle, Deborah Dunaway with a 102-pound sailfish in Flamingo Bay, Costa Rica.
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Huge sword caught by the Hooker crew.File Photo
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Huge sword caught by the Hooker crew.
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The Hooker team with a 640-pound tuna.File Photo
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The Merritt family name personifies the growth of the boating industry in South Florida.Courtesy IGFA
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Youngin’ and Runnin’. (From left) Allen and Franklin “Buddy” Merritt.Courtesy IGFA
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(From left) Allen and Buddy all grown up.Courtesy IGFA
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The one-day dream team: (From left) Charlie Hayden, Jon Rafter, Stewart Campbell, Gary Stuve, Peter B. Wright, and Charles Perry.Courtesy IGFA
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The 77-foot sport-fisher Blank Check, built by Jarrett Bay Boatworks.File Photo
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The Doyle family and crew on Blank Check.File Photo
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Blank Check team at the dock.File Photo
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Blank Check team with the winning blue marlin catch at the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship on July 4, 2013.File Photo
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Angler Dan Doyle Sr. in the fighting chair aboard Blank Check. Photo by Scott Kerrigan - http://www.aquapaparazzi.com/Scott Kerrigan / Aquapaparazzi.com
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The Fa-La-Me crew with a big catch.File Photo
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Angler Frank Rodriguez and the Fa-La-Me team with a 1,058-pound tuna at the Bahamas Billfish Championship.File Photo
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Monster tuna caught by the Fa-La-Me team in the Bahamas.File Photo
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Fa-La-Me team hooked up.File Photo