What's your 'to-catch' list?

You hear it all the time on forums, people comment on other peoples fish with something along the lines of, that's still on my to-catch list (thanks Adam for giving me the idea for this topic)... well here's your chance, what is your 'to-catch' list. List all the species that you would really like to catch and how you're going to go about achieving your goal and when you expect to achieve it.

Here is my list.

Samsonfish - hopefully when I'm in Perth in January '07.
Black Jewfish - Hopefully spend some time up at balla balla this barra season, is a reliable spot for Black Jews.
Legal Red Emperor - I've caught plenty of juveniles off Dampier but I want to catch a legal one, hopefully head out wide a bit more next year for a good chance.
Sailfish - Hopefully targetting them exclusively during next years season off Dampier will give me a good chance.
Wahoo - Would love to catch one of these, never really target them but always a chance when chasing sailfish.

I think all of these are achiveable within the next 12 months. If I remember, I'll dig up this topic some time toward the end of next year and comment on how I've done.


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My List

Mon, 2006-12-04 13:41

My list would go:

Spanish Mack/Wahoo - Never caught one, hooked up plenty of times but been busted off, had hooks pull, skirt ripped to pieces and no hookup. To get one in the metro would be a double bonus, but next time I go north I want one.

Sailfish - Now that I've got my first black billie I would like a saily to go with, Exmouth would be the most likely target place but not sure when I'll get the opportunity next.

Big Dhuie - To get a big dhufish over the 15kg mark is high on the list, I only want one and then I would be happy with that quest and wouldn't necessarily target them again for quite some time, as a bycatch I wouldn't mind thou.

50kg Sambo - To break the 50kg sambo mark is somewhat of an achievement, both on angler and equipment. Hoping to get one at some stage this season.

They are the main ones I would like to get in the future at some stage.

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My List

Mon, 2006-12-04 14:08

Big metro Yellow Fin Tuna. (must be metro)

Marlin (blue black or striped I don;t care)

Mako shark (I want to survive a 20m verticle leap)

Sailfish

Wahoo

Mahi Mahi

Not necessarily in that order. Interestingly I won;t get any of those bottom bashing, so that tells you something about why I haven't caught any of them yet.

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Geez

Mon, 2006-12-04 14:11

GEEEZZZZ , I would love to actually catch a fish.

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lol yeah me to, i got 18

Mon, 2006-12-04 16:20

lol yeah me to, i got 18 days to catch a mulloway me and my mates goal was to catch 1 mulloway this year and times running out lol.

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yeah ive caught a 20kg

Mon, 2006-12-04 16:25

yeah ive caught a 20kg dhughfish =) being a mandurah boy n all. i really wanna go up north and catch a real fish lol

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the list

Mon, 2006-12-04 16:30

I've gone a little exotic....but what the hell...you only live once, and I think it take a lifetime to nail all of these babies

Giant Bluefin(NZ - Greymouth) - 200kg+(HUGE TUNA.....probably the best chance in the world right now at a 500kg tuna....OMG

Big Dogtooth (Coral Sea)- 50kg+(caught them to 40lb...but the big ones are something else

Broadbill Swordfish(NZ) - Ultimate Gamefish

Dogtooth Snapper - Costa Rica - Like a Mangrove Jack on Steriods

Black Bass - PNG - Like a Mangrove Jack on Steroids and speed that happens to live in a freshwater stream

P.S....anyone wanna come with me?

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Tapouts to do list Snapper

Mon, 2006-12-04 17:03

Tapouts to do list

Snapper over 10kg
Metro Yellowfin Tuna
Metro Mackie
Dhuy over 10kg
Dolphin fish
Hopfully knock a few off this summer.

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ANY THING BUT BLOODY WRASSE

Mon, 2006-12-04 17:24

ANY THING BUT BLOODY WRASSE

CHEERS SHAG

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hell yes let me at a 500kg

Mon, 2006-12-04 17:53

hell yes let me at a 500kg tuna !!!!!!! let me at him

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imagine a 500kg tuna ure

Mon, 2006-12-04 18:01

imagine a 500kg tuna ure arms would fall off, u would probally endup in the water with it, imagine the gear u would need to get it in man thats the shit in my dreams!!!!, dreamt about catching a huge tuna like 150kg once on 8lb line man that was a good dream till i woke up

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OK my real list

Mon, 2006-12-04 18:27

Doable

Dollie on brim gear

Stick face from a boat

Steep point yellow tail kingfish ( I hook 'em but don't land 'em)

Wish list

PNG Bass

Florida Tarpon ( hundred pounder)

Aligator Gar with a bow .

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hmmm

Mon, 2006-12-04 18:45

maybe a white pointer

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lol i wanna hook a crayfish

Mon, 2006-12-04 19:08

lol i wanna hook a crayfish ;) ive found one in a dhughfishes mouth but i wonder if u could hook one, like u hook crabs n stuff that would be sweet

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Yeah you can hook crays on

Mon, 2006-12-04 20:23

Yeah you can hook crays on fishing line. Ive caught heaps of the cliffs in Kalbarri at night and some out near Rotto.

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Still wishing for a monster

Mon, 2006-12-04 20:59

Still wishing for a monster Dhue when bottom bouncing and i have been trolling top water lures in between spots in the hope of a BIG YFT.

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Oh yeah I forgot to add the

Mon, 2006-12-04 21:04

Oh yeah I forgot to add the most important one to my list (how could I forget)..

Giant Trevally.. any size, doesn't matter as long as it's a start.. oh and it has to be on popper too ;)

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there must be another way to

Tue, 2006-12-05 08:33

there must be another way to catch one of those alligator gars than to shoot one with a arrow?? surely?

Dogtooth of any size
black bass or peacock bass
100lb YTking
mako
200lb YFtuna
and of course one of them giant Bluefin tuna

Tackle Dangler

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barramundi

Tue, 2006-12-05 18:30

10 pound barra
20 pound barra
30 pound barra
40 pound barra
50 pound barra

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just a few

Tue, 2006-12-05 18:52

good quality table fish....
id like to catch..
20kg dhuie.......in any1's boat

10kg snapper.......off the rocks
25kg mulloway.....up in kalbarri when i go
2kg bream....in the river
8kg tailor..........up north somewhere
20kg and upwards gt....exmouth(ive felt the power of 1 but not held it)
spanish mack.....steep point
150kg shark.....just for the fun of it
10kg baldchin.....off the rocks
at least a 10kg barra.....up north in paradise
and at the top off the food chain (and my dreams) a nice big marlin that takes me an hour or 2 to bring in.......aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh the dreams of ordinary fishermen.......

he who dies with the most toys wins

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Anything really big on

Tue, 2006-12-05 19:00

Anything really big on really light cheapass Kmart gear because thats all I have.

CHEERS SHAG

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ROHAN

Tue, 2006-12-05 22:51

Don't tell me you haven't even got a 10lb'er yet ;)

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Wish list of one.

Wed, 2006-12-06 06:35

I jus wanna (gonna) get the beast that cost me $3500.

And I've promised myself I'll release it too!

Hold tight and here goes...................

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JAY......

Wed, 2006-12-06 18:14

Rohan BevanWat u never caught a giant trevally yet.Blowfish are harder to catch than them.

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Hahah

Wed, 2006-12-06 18:46

Cmon Rohan, if that other bloody Gallash has a barra to his name you must have one too, it can't be that hard if he's got one!! ;)))

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"Blowfish are harder to

Wed, 2006-12-06 19:36

"Blowfish are harder to catch than them."

don't get cheeky now Rohan ;) As a matter of fact I've never targeted GT's before :P :P

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lol u dont have to taget

Fri, 2006-12-08 09:54

lol u dont have to taget them ;) they just find you