dolphin fish and wahoo metro monday

went out to stragglers nice and early yesterday and did a scuba for some crays, heaps of jumbos around and we manged a feed :), then hit the fads. i ended up shooting 3 dollies at the club marine fad and my mates couldnt manage to get a fish at this fad (school of around 18 fish left). then went to to fremantle sailclub fad. just before the fad we saw huge tuna jumping in the 50Kg+ size and heaps of dolphins. i jumped in with the go pro on onto some dolphins but as i hit the water they were gone, and i was surronded by dollies! i filmed this massive school for about 300m of drift but i had no intention of shooting another one. i was after something bigger ;). i got my two mates their first dollies each with my gun and they were stoked. did film them both miss their first shots though. then as they got on the boat out of the depth came in what i was looking for. a nice wahoo crusing in! him and his 10-14 buddies came in to have a look, but one got a bit to close for his own good, and it was on! it spooled my whole reel (50-65m) and dove straight down and with me kicking upwards with ll my might it still pulled me under for a bit. after a long battle i got him in my hand and i was pumped! bled him and then threw him on the boat and my day was done with my first wahoo! :).

 

sorry for the photo ill put better ones up tonight :)

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nice pair

Tue, 2013-04-09 10:04

gotta be happy with the whoo!

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 sounds like a trip worth

Tue, 2013-04-09 10:11

 sounds like a trip worth while. well done. would have been great to be amongst the school of dollies. well done on your first who

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Nice work. School of 10 - 14

Tue, 2013-04-09 10:37

Nice work. School of 10 - 14 Hoo is a decent sight for metro waters!

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 very very very jealous

Tue, 2013-04-09 11:19

 very very very jealous mate!!! have to be stoked with that. yet to get a solid hoo on straight hook.

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top catch there champ, well

Tue, 2013-04-09 12:36

top catch there champ, well done. next time you are taking me, i wanna go with the soft placcies, while you can cheat with the straight hook...lol

 

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Trench

Tue, 2013-04-09 19:17

Sounds like the trench is firing. Nice work fishing fanatic.

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yeeeooww!

Fri, 2013-04-19 21:00

Your a brave man shootin a hoo with a reel. I'll take a line and float any day. Great job mate. P.s- I would love to 'not shoot another dollie as I have enough' :))