PB Wahoo

PB Wahoo

I went out yesterday for a bit of bottom fishing beside one of our barrier reefs. We tied up to a float and down went the lines. It didn't take too long before we had a couple of reef fish on ice. I must have been day-dreaming because when I came to there was a wahoo right beside the boat. I could have reached out and touched it, it was that close. Unfortunately by the time I got a floater out it had moved on. Not long after the wind changed direction and started to gently push us toward the reef. So we decided to put out a couple of deep-divers and target the wahoo that we had just seen. Three minutes into the troll and we were hooked-up. We got it to the boat and unfortunately lost it there. No worries, plenty more where that came from. We put the lures back out and kept going. We got two more touches without a hook-up and then BANG. Double hook-up. Eight kilos of drag was being ripped off my tiagra 50W - Oh Yeah Baby. My buddy brought a solid wahoo boat side and I still hadn't seen mine yet. I finally got him boat side and off it went again, ripping off more drag and just about taking me with him. Awesome fun. I eventually got them both onboard and then sat down shaking from the adrenalin. It aint easy landing a solid fish in a small boat, but good fun. Mine went 24lb 8oz and was a new PB. You Beauty. Sorry about the pic quality, saving some good ones for an article.


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what a fish mate, well done

Sun, 2011-02-27 12:14

what a fish mate,


well done and what great fishing conditions as well.


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Sun, 2011-02-27 12:17

top fish soupy! would love to shaft one of them someday!

be a great buzz tho catching one on a line!

good sh*t bro


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Sun, 2011-02-27 12:52

Very nice Who mate :)


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great looking hoo mate, ive

Sun, 2011-02-27 13:04

great looking hoo mate, ive always wanted to get one myself

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Sun, 2011-02-27 19:51

You are certainly spoilt up there mate!  Great hoo.


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 well done on the pb soupy.

Sun, 2011-02-27 22:34

 well done on the pb soupy. gotta be happy getting a fish like that one


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Congrats Soupy.  A great hoo

Mon, 2011-02-28 07:23

Congrats Soupy.  A great hoo for sure.

Cheers Pete

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Mon, 2011-02-28 08:30

Great Photo Soups,

Photo of the month so far for me.


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Mon, 2011-02-28 10:03

Cheers Mate - appreciated. I've saved a few better ones for an article that I'm putting together on this place. Looking forward to sending it off sometime soon.


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Woohoo!  Top fish there

Mon, 2011-02-28 11:08

Woohoo!  Top fish there Soupster!

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nice work mate

Mon, 2011-02-28 18:22

nice work mate

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bloody nice fish and pic,

Mon, 2011-02-28 19:24

bloody nice fish and pic, well done

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great fish

Mon, 2011-02-28 20:07

Great fish mate, the ear to ear smile says it all!