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#1 Toddquek

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:12 AM

Went over to Australia again this year for my annual fishing trip

 

As usual we are targeting the Tuna school that migrated through this island each year at this time.

 

We couldn't meet up with them last year, the water last year was apparently 2 deg c warmer than this year

 

But we were very lucky to meet up with them this year :P

 

Large bait ball boiling was comment sight at 1st light and tuna and wahoo were plentiful

 

Fishes from 30 -120kg mostly but few were able to be landed. Shark was never far from a hooked tuna

 

I had tuna over 80kg that stripped 250m of PE6 in 30 sec and eventually taken by shark the moment it stopped running.

 

Another tuna over 50kg that came in so close to shore and took my 50g stick bait on a PE3 set up send our adrenalin

 

high

 

We had also a 100kg strip marlin on stick bait, unfortunately it was taken again by shark the moment it stopped running

 

Technically 90% of fishes were gone due to this so call "tax man"

 

Our video show at least 3 sharks were tailing the hooked marlin but fortunately it was little large for the shark to make a go for it

 

And therefore, we were lucky enough to land this over 200kg blue :D  on a stick bait at the end!

 

That makes up our entire journey :P

 

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Edited by Toddquek, 15 October 2015 - 01:27 AM.

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#2 Kilsong

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 11:49 AM

Wow, you had a great trip.

When I fished in Panama, a big blue marlin was on the surface right next to our boat. Unfortunately I grabbed a camera instead of a popping rod. :)



#3 Toddquek

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:42 PM

Hi Kil,

 

Thanks for reading, we tried releasing the marlin but sadly it was over exhausted. :(

 

The fish took our stick bait right under the bow and that started a 1.5 hour fight

 

Yes, we were very excited to land the fish and we also towed it beside the boat over an hour trying to revive it

 

Unfortunately, it didn't make it :(


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