Jeffo's grey 'blue' marlin

Jeffo's grey 'blue' marlin

After 4 hours of trolling from 200m to 450m we see a bow wave come from 50m behind the last skip bait and chase onto it with what seemed like a marlin action, but too far out to see definitively what it was.  We had seen 3 free jumping marlin in the area already and were thinking f*** yes, this is it, we've got him up.  After a quick freespool we got a solid hookup and spent the next 25 minutes fighting on 24kg to get this stinkn grey coat.  I couldn't bring myself to take a photo of the devastation in Jeffo's face... Talk about fishwrecked!

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Seaquest's picture

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Bad luck Jeff, there always

Sat, 2010-03-13 12:44

Bad luck Jeff, there always tomorrow. Those glassing conditions must suck.

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Habit

Sat, 2010-03-13 15:20

Must be a habit for him.He used to catch them as a pro and now cannot get away from them.

Straightens the arms out for a while.

Make sure you leave some for when Sean's here.

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top effort on 24kg. roughly

Sat, 2010-03-13 15:36

top effort on 24kg. roughly what size would it have been?.  could just imagine the look on his face

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7ft

Sat, 2010-03-13 16:50

Probably 7ft odd, watching the bow wave come in on the queenie looked sooo good.  The sharks followed us every yesterday, we did 68 miles and every stop had them, was unbelievable.

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gutted. At least you know

Sat, 2010-03-13 19:15

gutted. At least you know your knots and rigs are up to scratch when that big girl does come up to say g'day.

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Not good.but there has to be

Sun, 2010-03-14 06:08

Not good.but there has to be some bad points to living up there ,and that is prob the worst of them.

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i was so devoed after so

Sun, 2010-03-14 12:29

i was so devoed after so long and to get a gray coat @##$$%%^^^& but it was all good we where out fishing

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