Fish ID please?

Steroidal Garfish? Toothless Longtom? Anemic Marlin? Short-billed Spearfish?

Its just amazing what you can pickup in 40m off Rotto these days with a good skipper ;)

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Holy crap! What an unusual

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:03

Holy crap! What an unusual capture. Looks like a shortbill to me. What did you get it on/depth?

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Spearfish

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:05

Nice work on the spearfish Jamie. Was that today?
You weren't blind casting stick baits again were you?

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nice fish!!would have fought

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:05

nice fish!!

would have fought all the way in.

nice job with that

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No idea

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:08

No idea Jamie, it certainly looks like a couple different species got togeather and you caught the result .. Cool looking fish tho ..

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 how'd it fight?where'd you

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:11

 how'd it fight?

where'd you jagg it?

interesting catch

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Jag it?

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:20

Jag it? *BURN*

I'd like to point out that it is clearly hooked in the mouth. That's a Gamakatsu SL12 in the top jaw.

It took a Richter Lures Soft Grassy in Pink/Pink.

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Jamie

Thu, 2011-09-01 11:20

Just as an after thought. Those arent waders you are wearing are they? I cant see the bottom but they would worry the hell out off me if they were on my boat and you went MOB.

I even get scared with waders wafting the wand in mandurah walking out and wondering where the drop off is.

Obviously just checking because I would hate them if I fell over the side.

Neels

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looks like the standard

Thu, 2011-09-01 11:34

looks like the standard attire of any commercial boat - waterproof bib and brace overalls (no sealed boots)

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Yep,

Thu, 2011-09-01 11:36

anyone who's fished with Jamie has seen them. Overalls, no boots.

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Yeahs that the ones, Burke

Thu, 2011-09-01 11:54

Yeahs that the ones, Burke bib and braces waterproofs, and my special ninja shoes.

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so Till, do you just use them

Thu, 2011-09-01 12:00

so Till, do you just use them on your boat, or are you working on a commercial boat?  Great gear, but I never thought about wearing mine as a rec fisher - good idea in winter though

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Na I wear them all the time.

Thu, 2011-09-01 12:03

Na I wear them all the time.

Tony's boat is pretty dry, some aren't! In any case they keep you warm will the sun is up, or when the breeze is a cold one.

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Cool Guys

Thu, 2011-09-01 11:55

Jamie is IMO an encyclopaedia on things I dont care to remember. Would hate to lose him OB.

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short billed

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:18

I would have guessed short billed spearfish, but think I'll be going to the book before locking that in thanks Eddie.  Impressive capture!

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my first thought also was a

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:23

my first thought also was a short billed spearfish, pretty confident, and a very suprised catch jamie well done, release or kept?

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Just checked it out, lock it

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:24

Just checked it out, lock it in Adam.

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 Gonna have to say shortbill

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:33

 Gonna have to say shortbill speary here too. Great catch! V Rare.

Edit - Upon googling...unless its a mediteranean spearfish on holiday :P

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Top fish there Jame.  I see

Wed, 2011-08-31 21:44

Top fish there Jame.  I see you are playing in the 40-60s again.

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 Thats siccccc, well done

Wed, 2011-08-31 22:50

 Thats siccccc, well done mate. 

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good stuff jamie.  that's

Thu, 2011-09-01 05:37

good stuff jamie.  that's something to add and then tick off the list.

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Short billed spearfish

Thu, 2011-09-01 05:49

 And i will go with you are near the murions or maybe at the lumps in the gulf.Either way good to see another one caught.They had been fished to very low numbers years ago.

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Tony, this out the back of

Thu, 2011-09-01 07:17

Tony, this out the back of Rotto yesterday.

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I got filled in today Alfred.

Thu, 2011-09-01 14:12

 Not many get caught down this way thats for sure.Congats Jamie on actually hooking it fair and square as well.

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You crazy cat. Any Tuna

Thu, 2011-09-01 07:22

You crazy cat. Any Tuna hooked?

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Nice one Jamie & I lol'd at

Thu, 2011-09-01 08:27

Nice one Jamie & I lol'd at the jagged... sorry mate

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Looks like a "short billed Black marlin"!!!!

Thu, 2011-09-01 08:36

Well thats what I would claim If I captured it with a dumb crew onboard.

Nice fish and capture. Id even say that was jagged - ie a flucky capture. Dont you just love text interpretation??

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Great work!Never seen one

Thu, 2011-09-01 09:08

Great work!

Never seen one before, but awesome capture. Is that 3 bill species this year?

Nice

 

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Wow interesting catch, i

Thu, 2011-09-01 09:57

Wow interesting catch, i would've immediately called it as a small black marlin without a sail... Awesome

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Nice one Jamie

Thu, 2011-09-01 10:10

definatly a Short Billed Spearfish, pretty cool capture.

You guys on Tony's boat are getting some great captures this year, Well done

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Much aerial action from this

Thu, 2011-09-01 10:13

Much aerial action from this guy?

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Ok I had my giggles with the

Thu, 2011-09-01 11:53

Ok I had my giggles with the ID thread, just popped it in my gallery now ;)

A few more stickfaces to tick off this year yet!

No tuna, hopefully tuna soon!

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Great Jamie

Thu, 2011-09-01 11:57

Jamie that is one spectacular capture.  The photo is pretty good and the capture/release makes it in my opinion a photo of the month contender.

Its bloody rare to get one of those in perth waters.

Well done to you and Tony

 

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POTM votes needed =)

Thu, 2011-09-01 18:41

Ahh not really sure my little metro oddity is going to stack up against brucesta's big boy in September's POTM.

Anyone can throw the skipper Tony a bone here though. Southcity104 needs just a few more votes to win POTM for his great metro Hapuka. Please just click here to go to the voting page!

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It's all been said

Thu, 2011-09-01 12:02

without doubt a short billed spearfish.  Well done guys on a great capture.

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Come up here to Kcity mate.

Thu, 2011-09-01 12:26

If you wear that hot shot, you will swell up and end as berley. no pirate favours up here. But he goes beyond the call to help. i know and have seen massive triple tail under the cyclone moorings. Perhaps the stella 8 SW with locked drag leader 20 lb, might need 40 or 60 from what i have seen.

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Awesome capture - now get

Thu, 2011-09-01 12:27

Awesome capture - now get back to study slacka.

Cheers Pete

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Short bill

Thu, 2011-09-01 13:42

There's only one in my books that comes near it and thats the short bill spearfish.

Good catch in any mans money

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Definately unexpected!

Thu, 2011-09-01 18:39

But totally thrilled!! We did stick to the plan though, trolling skirts on the tide lines.

Those tunas are still elusive atm. I heard rumours of some hillaries captures??

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 Nice one bro!!

Thu, 2011-09-01 19:52

 Nice one bro!!

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loved it

Thu, 2011-09-01 20:10

it was one of those "i will remember for a long time experiences"

it was totally unexpected and was great to see the billy jump next to the boat

thanks for the day boys...Good fun

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Great Fish

Fri, 2011-09-02 12:41

Unusual metro capture but more than welcome I'm sure. Top pic and nice work guys.

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