mac rob

mac rob


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On the troll

Sat, 2006-09-09 22:25

Great mac for a blokes first fishing trip. You've totally ruined him you know, everything else will be a let down now. Hehe.

Must have lit the drag up on his first run.

John

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Mackie

Sat, 2006-09-09 22:46

Monster! Now thats a solid mackie!!! Looks like a glassy day as well, oh so good.

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good

Sun, 2006-09-10 04:51

he is ruined alright.it was actually a double hook up of what we predict was another moster cause both reels wre screaming unluckily the lines crossed while they were still on there first run SNAPPING one off. adam footage of this i will get down to you sometime next week
always in it just the depth that varies

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Very nice fish Mitch

Sun, 2006-09-10 08:27

Anyone would be stoked with that. Top effort guys, can't wait to see the footage.

Cheers

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big mack

Sun, 2006-09-10 10:52

looks like a love affair to me :D

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Still waiting to get one of

Sun, 2006-09-10 13:58

Still waiting to get one of the monster Mackies.

So far my biggest is only a tiddler at a nudge over 10kg.

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Jay - heard with mackies,

Sun, 2006-09-10 18:37

Jay - heard with mackies, big trolling lures mean big mackies. So maybe some of those massive nilsmasters or rapalas are in order ;)

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Big Macks

Sun, 2006-09-10 19:01

All of the larger macs I've caught or witnessed being caught have come on floating or balloon baits.

Never had much luck with big spaniards on the troll. Largest fish taken trolling about 18kg. Wahoo are a different story though, but the bigger fish have been loners in my experience.

John

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"Jay - heard with mackies,

Sun, 2006-09-10 19:43

"Jay - heard with mackies, big trolling lures mean big mackies. So maybe some of those massive nilsmasters or rapalas are in order ;)"

Thanks Shizz, got myself quite a few Rapala CD18's and I've spent plenty of time trolling off Dampier without any luck. Most luck I've had has been on the bigger RMG's.

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Speed Kills

Sun, 2006-09-10 20:06

Cd18's will do the business Jay. You need to speed them up by trolling at about 8 knots to enjoy maximum success on macs IMO.

Single strand stainless leader traces will help as well.

John

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Cheers big john, I think our

Sun, 2006-09-10 20:36

Cheers big john, I think our trolling is usually around 4-5 knots so I'll speed it up next time and see if it's more successful.

I've seen some horse mackies caught off Dampier so there is awesome potential there.

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wire

Mon, 2006-09-11 05:39

yeah deffinately jay all my lures are on single strand wire bar my strandskirts which have a short lenght of at least
always in it just the depth that varies