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Thread: Palm Sunday
Apr-02-2012, 10:19 AM #1
And yes we did take Palms with us on Sunday...
Should had never told Nerlie the moon set at 2:30, meaning we got up at 1:00 to get on the water as it got dark (moon set) to catch some Akule. After catchin some Akule we ran out to R and caught some Opelu; so the live well has a combo of akules and opelus.
Ran out to the 1000 and set lines, about the 15 mile mark saw a splash and then another and another. Check with the binos, sure enough air breathers!!! Takes a while but get into them, first good pass the port rigger goes, that will get you to jump up out of your seat. 20# bull, blood on the deck and in the box. Next pass the port flat line goes, I think my exact words are "that's what we want" because that poor little 50 was cryin'.
Long story short... very strange fight; intitial run typical ahi blistering "headin for the depths", but then he came up and stayed just below the surface until we had about 100 yds left, then straight down. And the stubborness started to show. Excellent battle right up till the end. The fish was makin huge circles (boat's out of gear) and I was gettin' a little nervous about the end game. Went from port to stbd and back to port corner finally close enough for leader, set the rod in the holder, grabbed the leader, got into the 3rd grab, when he decides to run back to the stbd side, I hang on, he gets under the boat (at the transom) the leader hits the edge of the stbd trim tab (its recessed) game over.
After the cryin we set back up but can't find them so we point it straight out. Find some mahis and pick up a nice spear fish on the way home. All in all a GREAT day, sure was hurting early in the day but the other fish softened the blow.
Also Nerlie was at the transom with me when we broke off the fish, I think she said that ahi is huge, she put it at 2plus. It was big.
Apr-02-2012, 10:31 AM #2Captain
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Nice chucker! Too bad about the yellow, you are unreal at finding them. Was running the 1000 yesterday could see a big white boat outside on the horizon between s and r buoys might have been you. Lot of mahis yesterday, I got a small cow and a 25# bull. Good going on your catch.
Apr-02-2012, 10:35 AM #3
sorry for your loss pat, glad to see you going with the bait!!!
Apr-02-2012, 10:56 AM #4
Pat, good going on the catch, sorry for the lost fish! headed stright out to the 1500 and found little life on the lake. We did get lucky at the point and picked up some tunas in the 5 lb range.
Apr-02-2012, 11:24 AM #5
Pat and Capt,
Good going on what you did get. You'll get the next one for sure!
Apr-02-2012, 11:42 AM #6
Pat, after watching Wicked Ahi last night, I can only imagine how you felt when you lost yours. Nonetheless good job on your other ones. Great pics.
Apr-02-2012, 11:43 AM #7Sitting at A-Bay
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Good story and nice pics! Congrats on another fine day on the water.
Apr-02-2012, 12:29 PM #8
That sucks. I hate it when u see them. I would rather not see them and lose them then see them. Atleast you still got the bite. Good going on the other action Pat and Nerlie.Never Leave Fish To Find Fish...
Apr-02-2012, 02:38 PM #9
tough story to read. Nice Spearfish!
Apr-02-2012, 03:19 PM #10Fisherman wannabe
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Pat, Good going on the chucker, bummers on the yellow guy! My hat's off to you, standing and fighting that big one! Good luck on the next outing - the next one got your name on it!
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