PB Dogtooth

PB Dogtooth

Howdy All. I just completed some work in Cairns and then sailed from there back to Pohnpei. On the way we fished a magic place called Lyra Reef. It was a pretty ordinary trip weather wise, with me spending the first two days seasick, and I don't get seasick. But the fishing Gods smiled upon us and when we got to Lyra the wind stopped, the swell stopped and the current slowed. Like I said magic. Within five minutes of us trolling we picked up a small wahoo, then all hell broke loose. Over the next three hours I landed nine dogtooth tuna and a spanish mackeral. The other lads landed another 12-15 between them. I was the only one using a diver, the rest all stuck with their surface skirts. The diver was definately the winner on the day. My best fish went an estimated 25-28kgs and pulled like a train. We stopped the boat to clean up and I was asked if I wanted to have a jig. Instantly all of me weariness left me and within two minutes I had gathered my jigging rod and was sending a 80g jig down. I felt a couple of touches on the way down, hit the bottom, three twitching jigs and bang, the rod is nearly ripped out of my arms. A solid red bass that felt bigger than it ending up being as I was spent from all the effort put into the earlier doggies. I only dropped down two more times for a good trevally and a lost jig to an unknown. As much as I wanted to keep fishing, I had nothing left in the tank. Absolute first time for everything. I could hardly raise my arms to wash off the blood in the shower. An awesome session.


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Nice going there Soupy! Love

Fri, 2012-07-13 11:05

Nice going there Soupy! Love to tangle with one myself.


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Good work mate! Doggies have

Fri, 2012-07-13 11:05

Good work mate! Doggies have to be my favourite fish! If you catch them on jig, the feeling is even better than trolling especially when you feel the fish strikes the jig.

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Sounds friggin awesome mate.

Fri, 2012-07-13 11:16

Sounds friggin awesome mate. Well done.

Would love to get into them one day thats for sure.





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where do i find one of these jobs!!

Fri, 2012-07-13 11:50

beats the red dirt and pilbarra!! very nice fish soupy!



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Hahah! What a sick session!

Fri, 2012-07-13 11:58

Hahah! What a sick session!

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Jealous Soupy!

Fri, 2012-07-13 12:22

Pick me, pick me.....!!!

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Nice work soupy! sounds like

Fri, 2012-07-13 14:38

Nice work soupy! sounds like an unreal session. Im geussing not many peaple fish this "Lyra reef" ?


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Lyra Reef

Sat, 2012-07-14 03:43

I'm guessing you would be right. Throw 'Lyra Reef' into Google Earth and you'll see why. It's pretty remote. The kind of place people would pay $1000 a day to fish.


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What a hec fckn tic session!!

Fri, 2012-07-13 16:22

What a hec fckn tic session!! Your the man soupster



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Awsome doggy and session well

Fri, 2012-07-13 17:09

Awsome doggy and session well done...

Very envious thats one fish I want to catch one day.

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Is that a Navy ship???

Fri, 2012-07-13 17:15

Good to see it is used for something constructive.

Just kidding mate. Awesome doggie. Got to get me one off those!!!

My arms are getting shorter with age, need a good stretch.



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Mint dogtooth soupster.Sounds

Fri, 2012-07-13 20:03

Mint dogtooth soupster.Sounds like a dream session! Congrats.

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Fri, 2012-07-13 22:29

Great work soupster!


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Sat, 2012-07-14 07:18

Jealous much, yes i think so.


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Sounds awesome - a truly

Wed, 2012-08-08 16:33

Sounds awesome - a truly remote spot


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