Billfish along side of boat

Billfish along side of boat


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Stripie?

Fri, 2011-06-24 15:25

Stripie?

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Yeah looks like a stripy high

Fri, 2011-06-24 17:55

Yeah looks like a stripy high dorsal and a longer snout than blues and blacks

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You are correct "Kamo King" 

Fri, 2011-06-24 19:29

You are correct "Kamo King"  and the pec fin is longer and slender than blue and blacks,  it was estimated at about 45kg

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great piccy mate

Fri, 2011-06-24 22:22

great piccy mate

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Hey Captain Bernie do you get

Fri, 2011-06-24 22:42

Hey Captain Bernie do you get many Striped Marlin up Coral Bay/Exmouth way? I know you can get a lot of small Blacks up north and Blue Marlin out at Rotto trench but are Stripies rare?

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No not a lot of stripies, 

Sat, 2011-06-25 09:52

No not a lot of stripies,  lots of blacks and the odd Blue,  bust last year when I did one of my Monte's trips had lots of Blues up, and they were big.  Hoping to do a few charters later in the year just to target blues.

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nice stripy

Sun, 2011-06-26 07:09

hi Bernie  nice stripy

what depths do you start looking for the blues in ??

 

 

              jeff

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Hi Jeff,  around about

Sun, 2011-06-26 09:35

Hi Jeff,  around about 250-300 and out to a 1000 metres

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Particular

Sun, 2011-06-26 10:19

Is there anything in particular you look for Bernie when heading wide?  A stripey and a blue are the two fish left on my 'to catch list' in Exmouth and I really want to cross one off come Chrissie Time.  Are there any spots which are better than others, drop off's/upwellings etc?  Are you also looking for bait/birds out there or is it more of a just go and they will be there somewhere?

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Stripeys are nomadic,  never

Sun, 2011-06-26 14:53

Stripeys are nomadic,  never know where you are going to find them.  Might find a blue between the steps and oils rigs.  Look for steep drop offs. 

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One question please Bernie

Sun, 2011-06-26 15:33

I'm looking at the connection around mid picture.  I'm guessing lure leader to leader?  I think I saw a similar set up in one of your other photos.  Can you explain?

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Do you mean wind on leader? 

Sun, 2011-06-26 16:23

Do you mean wind on leader?  If  so,  you require a wind on leader to a clip, and on the end of the lure you will need a  crimped end with a plastic circle.   I have a metre of 400lb leader on my lures,  going to a plastic end which is crimped and then that connects to a wind on leader with a  ball bearing snap swivel on the end.   Hope this helps!   

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Thanks Bernie

Sun, 2011-06-26 16:38

I get it now.  It's a snap swivel to loop connection.  Having a one metre leader on your lures explains it.  Cheers.

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Thanks mate

Sun, 2011-06-26 20:58

Thanks Bernie for that bit of info i will have to have a look out wider and drag Ads along as well

 

 

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Good luck guys!

Mon, 2011-06-27 20:10

Good luck guys!