Metro Giant Herring :D
I found them again! The ski finally got serviced and fixed, after a couple months out of service I was finally able to get her back on the water. By the time I got home from picking it up in Wangara, it was nearing 5 o'clock, which would leave me an hour of light before I would have to switch on the newly installed nav lights, and head back to the ramp.
The plan was to head out and have a quick session on tailor on stickbaits and after 5 mins from leaving the ramp me brother and I were getting stuck straight into them. We seemed to spook them after nit to long so I putted 50m from where we were and cast again. After skipping the little dual adagio only a couple meters something huge exploded out of the water but missed the hooks and all the way back to the ski the lure was followed by some big boils and tail swirls! I remember yelling at Cody to cast in that direction and as soon as his lure hit the water mine followed suit only a couple meters behind. Crank crank bang bang double hookup on exploding giant herring! It was a dead give away once the fish started cartwheeling meters into the air, and both fish spitting the lures shortly after.
In the next 5 mins I manage to lose 6, my brother around the same but he also managed to land two beauties! The one we measured was 62cm, joy!
Now comes the interesting part of the story! With the first fish Cody managed to finally land, as he was taking the barbs out, the fish shook and one of the hooks on the front treble went into his thumb past the barb! I got the fish unhooked and said to him we either try get it out at home or we go to the hospital. He then just started pulling on it, while I was dry reaching at the front of the ski. He got it out, and also some stringy stuff from inside his finger, which I told him to just push back in the hole it came through!
He proceeded to fish on and hooked and landed another one, lucky bastard. This time, the hook got stuck in my thumb! I couldn't even wiggle it let alone try pull it out. I got the trusty $10 bcf multi tool out to cut the treble away from the lure but that failed miserably, with the multi tool now stuck to the lure also! Turned out to be quite a disaster.
After a strong bourbon and coke and a couple replays of a youtube hook removal tutorial video at home it came straight out.
The whole lot was filmed, so I'll be adding a video in a couple weeks once I'm home from work.
From now on, my trebles will be changed to singles where possible, the front treble removed on all lures and BARBS CRUSHED!
What a story eh?!