Uncle's Sailfish

Uncle's Sailfish

Large exmouth sail caught trolling a blue x-rap on 30lb mono. Fish successfully released.

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i hope the billies

Tue, 2010-07-20 20:04

are still firing in august.I think i might be a bit lateFrownNice fish though.Laughing

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august should be good

Tue, 2010-07-20 20:13

we dropprd his mate 10 mins. after this one,sqaushed the barbs on the lure

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Pretty close to the reef there.

Tue, 2010-07-20 20:49

Go out with one of the best in exxy.If anyone can get the bro in law his first billy it will be on that boat.Wink

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Thats a big sail.

Tue, 2010-07-20 20:05

Thats a big sail.

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Yes mate

Tue, 2010-07-20 20:14

Yes mate great saily. Bloody big esky..fit a few 6 packs in there!

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very solid fish that one,

Tue, 2010-07-20 20:18

very solid fish that one, and a credit on the hardbody too !!

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Holy

Tue, 2010-07-20 20:19

My first thought was that's no sail due to the bulk and dorsal fin shape, but the rear of the dorsal looks like a sail, whilst the front of the dorsal in the pic (sail not extended) doesn't. 

Top sail there!

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allrounder's picture

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we have caught a few massive

Tue, 2010-07-20 20:46

sails in exxy over the years.Some that big with the old point and shoot style film cameras that we had to go out on the bow and take the pics through the front of the clears to fit the fish in the frame.LaughingThe biggest according to the formula was around 65ish kg.Called that for a stripped at the start.

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40kg

Tue, 2010-07-20 20:51

would be my guess,the back of the boat is 2 m.bloody heavy,caught a few but not as fat as this one

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my guess is 45 to 50

Tue, 2010-07-20 20:56

it would be around 2.2 to 2.3 meters hey.Was it off the west side and a bit south?

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Weight

Tue, 2010-07-20 21:43

I think it is much better than 40kg.  Pics are deceiving but that looks deep and fat.  Jmo but 50kg+ would not surprise.  My first thoughts were it was a striped marlin and a fat one at that.

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Well done Uncle

Tue, 2010-07-20 21:25

Great capture and a nice pic to go with it.

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thats one big saily. looks

Tue, 2010-07-20 22:14

thats one big saily. looks like its been around for a while going by the marks on its body.well done on a great capture

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Great Capture

Wed, 2010-07-21 05:49

Awesome fish on the XRAP. I'm guessing you weren't targetting billfish at the time. I would say easily a 50kg+ fish.

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Nice Sail

Wed, 2010-07-21 05:52

great sail ,well done on a good fish and even better on a hardbody

jeff

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That is a great sail...nice

Wed, 2010-07-21 06:33

That is a great sail...nice capture.

Cheers Pete

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yeah, nice sail mate, never

Wed, 2010-07-21 08:01

yeah, nice sail mate, never caught one that big. i would imagine it would have put up a great fight. I bet its not what you were expecting with a mino out.

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Awesome!

Wed, 2010-07-21 22:22

Great sail Uncle!!
The "One Day" has seen a lot of blood on the decks and many a good fish released. Just goes to show that you don't need million dollar bling bling and the old mono can still do the business.
Not the first time you guys have caught a sail on minnow lures either. Well done and hope you get into a few big macks
Looks close to 50kg. Wish I was holding it.
Rosco

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sail

Thu, 2010-07-22 05:51

sorry lost e/net for a while,yes caught in 50 m.south of the biddy about 4 ks,water temp is 25+, we did get another on the same lure but the barbs had been squashed and it spat next to the boat

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cant believe i missed this,

Sun, 2010-10-03 17:00

cant believe i missed this, nice one