Big Bad Baldy 170508

Big Bad Baldy 170508

This little fella nearly buried me in th ereef, but a bit of extra thumb pressure got him up and out of danger.

 

Shame the drop before I was monstered by an unstoppable with 10 times the weight. you guessed it at the infamous "Dropzone", but due to my stupidity at leaving a small KG hook on the rig rather than my usual terminal gear the smaller hook must have pulled out after about 20 seconds of stalemate.Yell

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very nice

Sun, 2008-05-18 10:00

Cracking baldie, that spot certainly produces some fish!!

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Its got a tongue!

Sun, 2008-05-18 10:01

Big one it is mate. What ya reckon the one that buried you earlier was? Top fish mate! 

 

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Sun, 2008-05-18 10:11

As christened by Tapout last year. Its a fish of legendary status and has buried more anglers than any other I have known. My guess is either a big 30kg plus Blue Groper or the mother of all dhufish with about $1000 worth of tackle hanging out of its gob.
Only ever do three or four drifts on it and leave the fish biting. Great spot hey Adam, needle in a haystack stuff and thankfully don't see too many boats fish in the vicinity, so I hope it will keep producing for many years to come.


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Nice

Sun, 2008-05-18 10:30

Nice Baldy Andy.

Very photogenic as well that fish. Looks like hes poking his tounge out at the camera Laughing 

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Sun, 2008-05-18 11:10

I was trying to get Tony to take the pic from close up as per my pics of his fish, but as he was firmy planted I edged closer to him.
Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.WinkLaughing


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Nice one Andy

Sun, 2008-05-18 13:26

Nice Baldy mate.

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nice baldie mate, great fun

Sun, 2008-05-18 14:35

nice baldie mate, great fun