No crays today but I ticked another box

No crays today but I ticked another box

Knocked off work at three today and went for a dive/fish. Didn't see a single cray, very disapointing. Once I was back onboard out went the deep divers as we followed the reef in search of a wahoo. 15 minutes in one of the lines took off and soon a nice little albacore tuna of 5.5kgs was on ice. Shortly after we chased a massive school of tuna for about 5 minutes before a huge hook up. It was called for either a marlin or a huge yellow fin. 30 minutes of pain later for my fishing buddy Dean up came what we estimate to be a 90-100kg shark. Not what we wanted but definately a good fishing capture. It was released in the water and by this time the school had disapeared. So we headed back to the reef to chase wahoo again. 10 minutes into the troll we were on. It was my turn at strike so I picked up the rod and enjoyed the fight. Landed my first ever dogtooth tuna, and I can now say that they go bloody hard. This one weighed in at 12.65kgs (28lbs) so not massive but it was a first for me and I am stoked. Caught a little blue-fin trevally on the way back home. Just finished cryovacing the dogtooth, leaving some out for a feed tomorrow after work. Happy days.

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nice doggie mate, where was

Tue, 2010-06-29 19:01

nice doggie mate, where was it caught?

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Tue, 2010-06-29 19:04

Thanks Jay. I'm in Pohnpei at the moment. Trying to get as much fishing in while the missus is back in WA for a month.

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Nice work on the dogtooth,

Tue, 2010-06-29 19:04

Nice work on the dogtooth, now you have to find some big boys!

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Cheers

Tue, 2010-06-29 19:05

Cheers Mate. It's not through a lack of trying I promise. I'll be back out there on Saturday for another crack.

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Nice work soupsta! Would

Tue, 2010-06-29 19:35

Nice work soupsta! Would love to get a doggie one day. Good luck on gettin a bigger one!

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lovely

Tue, 2010-06-29 19:42

been posting some quality lately soupster! top stuff mate - good to hear you are missing the beloved but spending the time well Tongue out

keep em coming bro! good luck with them crays too

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nice pup doggie. Bring out

Tue, 2010-06-29 19:55

nice pup doggie. Bring out the jigging gear!

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well done soupie. you seem

Tue, 2010-06-29 21:17

well done soupie. you seem to be getting a few firsts while your there. nice looking tuna but it would have been a big dissapointment to see the shark come up after a long fight

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Ohh - doggie!  They go hard.

Tue, 2010-06-29 21:49

Ohh - doggie!  They go hard.

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Stoked

Tue, 2010-06-29 21:52

You look pretty stocked there soupster!

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very nice mate, on my yet to

Tue, 2010-06-29 22:44

very nice mate, on my yet to do list!

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nice catch mate, nothing

Wed, 2010-06-30 06:16

nice catch mate, nothing wrong with a big doggie

cheers

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Great doggie Soupy.  The

Wed, 2010-06-30 06:29

Great doggie Soupy.  The luck of the strike hey.  Bigger to come for sure.

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Nice doggie Soupy, they sure

Wed, 2010-06-30 06:46

Nice doggie Soupy, they sure do go hard for their size. If you find a few on the troll try jigging or even casting diving lures, they go even harder from a stationary boat. While it's a pity they almost fight to the death and don't release well, they are really tasty and all the ones I've caught and kept don't seem as "red" as YFT or SBT.

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Agree Tim

Wed, 2010-06-30 07:07

Agree Tim. The flesh is definately the cleanest/clearest I've seen on a tuna.

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Seared dogtooth and a bit of

Wed, 2010-06-30 08:29

Seared dogtooth and a bit of wasabi mayo is definatly something to try. Melts in your mouth.

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Cheers

Wed, 2010-06-30 08:45

Cheers Rob. I'll give that a go for sure.

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also makes pretty sweet

Wed, 2010-06-30 16:04

also makes pretty sweet sushimi

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Wow great catch there Soupster

Wed, 2010-06-30 08:36

I think you are having to much fun there mate. You need to come back to Perth and enjoy some 2 degree mornings.

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Let me think about that Colin

Wed, 2010-06-30 08:45

Not a chance.

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Lol

Wed, 2010-06-30 09:17

I will even offer to swap places Soupster.

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Wed, 2010-06-30 15:59

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth soupster, that's a good offer from Colin.

 

Sweet fish too btw.

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Hee hee

Wed, 2010-06-30 16:05

Couldn't agree more Ben. Catching herring on a freezing cold Perth morning - or Marlin and Dog Tooth Tuna at Pohnpei. Fair trade I reckon.

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mean looking tuna, great

Wed, 2010-06-30 17:58

mean looking tuna, great fish mate, im just a little jealous.

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