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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by csotelo » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:13 am

cape man wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:09 am
I didn't know they went all the way down to Brazil.
Here we call then Big Head catfish, big ones can be found in November at river estuaries, up to 10kg.



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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Jaysen » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:49 pm

We can officially consider Lil Bit a fish-getter!

Now if only the upper limit on the slot was higher I’d have a nice dinner....
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Jeff » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:34 pm

Nice Jaysen!!! She is now a fishing boat as well!! Jeff

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:56 pm

Jaysen wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:49 pm
We can officially consider Lil Bit a fish-getter!

Now if only the upper limit on the slot was higher I’d have a nice dinner....

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NICE!!!

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by BarraMan » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:55 am

Where I fish!

Here's a quick early morning run up the beautiful Hinchinbrook Channel in north Qld, from the boat ramp at Lucinda to the mouth of the marina at Port Hichinbrook, Cardwell.


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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by BarraMan » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:57 am

Thought you might like to meet one of the locals!



This guy is about 15 ft long - well above the size for potential "man-eater" status! :D

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Dustinwg » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:29 am

Had a pretty incredible trip on my brothers boat earlier this year out of Port Aransas. Were offshore about 80 miles and it was pretty slow, so we decided to run south to find better looking water. As we were running, my dad jumped off the seat in front of the console yelling about a big blue marlin free jumping. As I looked up all I saw was a hole in the water that looked like was made by dropping a car in the water. We immediately slowed down and quickly put out a couple lines. As we were trying to get the rest of the spread out, the left flat line went off, but nobody saw the bite. My brother fought the fish for 4 hours on stand up tackle, the entire time we were thinking we had a big blue marlin.

As the fight went on the fish sounded straight down, and died. From there out we planed the fish out down sea and backed up as we got more scope on the line. After about a dozen times, the fished popped up like a cork and we could not believe our eyes. It was a huge Bluefin tuna in Texas. The fish measure 101" to the fork of the tail and best we could figure was approximately 650 lbs.

We did everything we could to get the fish over the side, head first, tail first, roll it over but it was just too much for 4 of us to get. We ended up having to take the tuna door off the transom to get it to fit in, and even then it barely fit, getting wedged between the starboard motor and motorwell until we finally gave it one last pull to get it in.

Also, my brother and his wife made the lure we caught the fish on in their garage!

All in all a very memorable trip, especially because my dad, who taught my brother and I everything we know about fishing, did not decide to go until the night before. Really happy that all three of us were a part of the trip.

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:41 am

Great fishing trip!!! Nice fish.

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by topwater » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:06 am

Thats a trip of a life time :!:
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by TomW1 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:09 pm

Man that was a great fish. Were you able to sell it to a fish monger down there. Up in New England that would have brought 10 to 25 dollars a pound depending on the quality.

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